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Microsoft Azure as Big as AWS? What New Numbers Have to Say

Plus, get the skinny on news from Google Cloud’s Data Summit, on international cloud momentum and more.

Kelly Teal

May 26, 2021

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Do you buy it? Microsoft Azure now is as big as Amazon Web Services, according to one research firm.

If true (meaning, if multiple analysts start to say the same thing), that would mark a huge coup for Azure. The cloud platform has worked hard to catch up to AWS, which observers have repeatedly ranked as the world’s largest public cloud services vendor. Only the coming months will tell whether Microsoft Azure retains – or surpasses – market share on par with its biggest competitor. Check out the first part of the slideshow above for a deeper look into this news.

Stick around, though. This cloud news roundup is chock-full of items you might have missed this week.

As a couple hints: Google Cloud is out to really unify organizations’ data (the holy grail of cloud, is it not?). And there’s a lot happening on the international front for Google, AWS and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Finally, get the scoop on Juniper Networks’ latest move for partners, and find out what Parametrix’s $17.5 million in funding means for your customers.

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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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