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Are the different public clouds really that different?

In the rapidly evolving landscape of IaaS cloud computing, public cloud providers are increasingly reaching feature and function parity. This means they are beginning to look alike.

Before you keyboard warriors remind me that some obscure feature in the object storage system on one provider is better than the object storage feature on another provider, I know they are not exactly the same. I think it’s okay to consider that they are all moving to a similar group of services that do the same things.

How did it get this way?

This development creates a competitive dynamic between these providers and offers new opportunities and challenges for enterprises. If we have three major cloud providers and three other providers that are catching up quickly, then it’s no longer reasonable to point to a single provider as the one to use. There’s no “best cloud” anymore.

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