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Microsoft Azure is the World's Largest Cloud

Cloud CashAccording to recent data, Microsoft Azure is the world’s largest public cloud with $17.7 billion in quarterly revenue.  Amazon AWS trails not far behind at $13.3 billion.  The top five (which also includes IBM, Salesforce, and Google Cloud) combined for $47.3 billion in sales.

Microsoft and Amazon together make up 65% of the field, with others substantially smaller.

Interestingly, despite being known as a “cloud native” company, Google has fallen further behind, selling only a quarter of cloud services that Microsoft does.

Microsoft Azure has taken an impressive lead in the industry.  When Azure launched in 2008 (several months after Google Cloud), they initially followed a PaaS strategy that was poorly received.  But after revamping their offerings, they’ve zoomed past the original cloud innovator, Amazon, effectively leveraging the natural links between their datacenter and desktop products and the cloud.

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  1. Marc Flagg:

    What killed me when I was looking at Amazon/Azure was bandwidth costs. Sure, the VM itself was $9 a month, but the bandwidth was $80/TB/mo.

    I haven’t shopped around for a bit, so my impression might be a bit outdated.

    August 16, 2021 @ 4:18 pm | Reply
  2. Joaquin:

    Microsoft have a vps free for one year. But, it’s true, the bandwuth prices are excesive

    August 16, 2021 @ 6:11 pm | Reply
  3. Microsoft offers a free virtual private server for a year. But it’s true that the fees for bandwidth are excessive.

    July 30, 2022 @ 4:52 am | Reply

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