Right now, Amazon Web Services has the biggest share in the cloud market, but Microsoft’s cloud is catching up as well.
Microsoft has been promoting its hybrid cloud strategy, artificial intelligence abilities, and relationships with enterprise customers.
Business Insider spoke with leaders and developers at 10 tech companies on the state of the cloud wars and whether Microsoft can beat AWS.
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When Microsoft reported its earnings last quarter, it said its cloud business grew 73%.
Microsoft is locked in competition with Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud for a larger slice of the cloud market. While AWS has the bulk of the market share, Microsoft’s Azure cloud has seen major growth in recent years as well, taking advantage of its longstanding history with enterprise customers.
Microsoft has ramped up its artificial intelligence abilities. And it’s been a longtime supporter of hybrid cloud technology, which allows customers to run their workloads on both remote cloud servers and in their own data centers — Google and AWS are just starting to introduce similar products.
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