Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy during a keynote at the company’s biggest cloud conference said Microsoft has stopped prioritizing customers and punishes those who choose to work with other cloud providers.
Jassy is likely referring to changes Microsoft made to its licensing agreements this summer when it raised prices for customers choose to run certain types of Microsoft software, such as its database running on Windows Server, on another cloud like Amazon Web Services or Google Cloud.
Microsoft Azure has long been considered the No. 2 cloud provider versus dominant Amazon Web Services, but that perception has started to change.
Microsoft gained significant traction in its recent win of a $10 billion cloud computing contract with the Pentagon. AWS was considered the frontrunner but experts say the win puts Microsoft in the same league as the AWS.
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Amazon Web Services CEO Andy Jassy took a jab at Microsoft, saying the company has stopped prioritizing customers and punishes those who choose to work with other cloud providers.
“People are trying to move away from Oracle and [Microsoft] SQL server because they’re expensive, proprietary and the licensing terms are downright punitive,” Jassy said during …read more
Source:: Businessinsider – Tech