Cloud News Roundup: AWS Earnings on Deck, Microsoft Under Scrutiny

Plus, SAP and Snow both have partner program updates. And Hitachi Vantara and MSP Lemongrass share news.

Kelly Teal, Contributing Editor

July 27, 2023

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AWS earnings will come out a week from today – Aug. 3 – when parent company Amazon releases its second-quarter financials.

As the king of public cloud computing, Amazon Web Services attracts a lot of attention, and that should ramp up next week now that Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud numbers have been released. Our first topic, then, in this week’s cloud news roundup, takes a look at what investors and analysts are expecting from AWS earnings.

Meanwhile, Microsoft faces more scrutiny for possible anti-competitive practices. Find out which of the behemoth provider’s cloud-based products has come under the microscope, and in which part of the world.

Next, Snow, the maker of Snow Atlas, just took the wraps off a brand-new version of its partner program. The company bills the effort as a “level playing field.”

Also notable, Hitachi Vantara this week made a big move with Microsoft Azure. If you deliver multiple hybrid clouds to customers, you’ll want to check out the news.

Then, take a gander at what SAP-only managed service provider Lemongrass is doing to get end users working in AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.

Finally, we end with a look at what SAP itself is doing to elevate – its word – its partners. Here’s a two-word hint: exclusive benefits.

Start with the image above to get this week’s cloud computing scoop, starting with an AWS earnings preview.

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About the Author(s)

Kelly Teal

Contributing Editor, Channel Futures

Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.

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