Amazon was able to solidify a clear lead in hosted web services, but Microsoft with Windows Azure is gradually starting to catch up.
Amazon Web Services still has the clear lead in the cloud infrastructure market. But according to Thursday’s earnings reports, Microsoft’s rival offering is growing more than twice as fast.
One reason is that longtime users of Microsoft’s ubiquitous desktop software and Windows servers are sticking with the company they’ve known for decades, now that its Azure cloud technology is ready for prime time.
Companies like Sapient Consulting (a part of advertising giant Publicis), software developer Bentley Systems and biopharmaceutical services company Parexel have all chosen Azure over AWS.
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