Sunday, December 14, 2014

Microsoft's Azure Is Closing the Gap With Amazon's Cloud Service - Businessweek

From a cloud market dynamics snapshot

"Van Wyk’s divided loyalties underscore the challenges Microsoft faces as it tries to wrest market share from industry leader and crosstown competitor Amazon. Venture capitalist John Connors has dubbed the rivalry “The Battle in Seattle.” Synergy Research Group puts Amazon’s share of the $14.5 billion worldwide market for cloud infrastructure services at 27 percent as of this year’s third quarter, down slightly from 28 percent the year before, while Azure’s has climbed three percentage points to 10 percent. “It’s clearly a two-horse race now, whereas two years ago it was probably more of a one-horse race,” says Scott Guthrie, who leads Microsoft’s cloud and enterprise division."
Microsoft's Azure Is Closing the Gap With Amazon's Cloud Service - Businessweek
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