Google accused Microsoft of ‘anti-competitive’ practices to favor its cloud service and asked European regulators to follow the case closely.
Google Cloud, the company’s division for cloud services, criticized the impending agreements by Microsoft with several European suppliers, noting their concerns about competitive behavior.
The war for cloud services is getting more and more intense, with Amazon in the lead, but Google y Microsoft moving forward by leaps and bounds.
According to MicrosoftThey have a healthy number two position with just over 20% market share in worldwide revenues”.
But the company’s current deals have caught the attention of Google Cloud’s vice president, Amit Zavery, who told Reuters that the company is raising the issue with antitrust agencies and urged European Union regulators to take a “closer” look.
“Microsoft definitely has a very anti-competitive posture in the cloud. They’re leveraging a lot of their dominance in the on-premises business as well as Office 365 and Windows to tie Azure and the rest of the cloud services together and make it difficult for customers to choose,” Zavery said in an interview Wednesday night.
According to him, the individual deals struck with smaller European cloud providers only benefit Microsoft. “They are selectively buying from those who complain and not making those terms available to everyone. That definitely makes it an unfair advantage to Microsoft and links the people who complained anyway to. Microsoft.”
The accused company pointed out to the media that they “are committed to the European Cloud Community and its success.”
To avoid an investigation by the European Union, Microsoft is offering to change its practices and close the deal only with some of its smaller rivals.
“The question is not about Google. I just want to make it very clear. It’s the cloud. The premise with the cloud was to have an open and flexible way to deploy their software and to have customers have more options so they can run their software anywhere they choose in a much easier way,” Zavery finished.
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