> "[AWS] essentially meant companies that couldn't or didn't want to buy big servers of their own ..."
Either this is a piece of propaganda, not journalism, or this "technology reporter" knows sod all about this technology. Prior to AWS, most companies (or other groups) had no need for "big servers". A consumer-grade desktop running GNU/Linux was adequate for most uses. Anything more could be leased from an ISP. What #AWS changed was the pay-per-use pricing model.
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