Microsoft will likely top $50 billion in cloud revenue at this time next year.

Microsoft’s $50-Billion Moonshot: #1 Cloud Vendor Lays Out New Growth Plans

July 23, 2019
The odds are exceptionally strong that just 12 months from now, Microsoft will post cloud revenue of well over $50 billion. You read that right: a $50-billion-plus cloud business just one year from today for the largest and most-influential enterprise-cloud player in the world. So why does that matter? Who cares? It matters a great
CTO Mark Russinovich published a blog post explaining three recent Azure cloud failures

After 3 Cloud Failures in 12 Months, Microsoft Fortifies Azure Reliability

July 17, 2019
For Azure customers, the good news is that Microsoft’s global cloud infrastructure has delivered an average uptime of 99.995% for its core compute services over the past 12 months. The not-so-good news for those same customers is that over those same 12 months, the Azure cloud has “experienced three unique and significant incidents that impacted
How Microsoft is influencing the SaaS revolution

Microsoft Is Helping Turn the SaaS Market Upside-Down

June 14, 2019
While Microsoft’s not one of the leading enterprise-applications vendors, its massive influence as the world’s #1 cloud-computing provider is making it a major player in the quiet but unmistakable revolution in the SaaS business. I’ve written about this upheaval in a number of places recently, including in this week's Cloud Wars Newsletter, titled “The SaaS
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Volkswagen’s Remarkable Journey from #1 Car Maker to Software Company via Azure Cloud

February 28, 2019

At the ripe old age of 82 and having become the world’s largest automaker, Volkswagen AG is undertaking a massive transformation to surge into the wild new world of digital as a software company that provides mobility services and information rather than just cars, trucks and buses. Centered on the Volkswagen Automotive Cloud developed in

Microsoft will likely top $50 billion in cloud revenue at this time next year.

If #1 Microsoft Isn’t “Real” Cloud, Why Are World’s Largest Companies Buying It?

February 25, 2019

The ridiculous premise that Microsoft’s industry-leading commercial-cloud business isn’t “real” cloud got even more absurd last week as two massive corporations—ExxonMobil and Albertsons—picked Azure, Dynamics 365 and Microsoft 365 to accelerate their digital transformations and drive innovation and revenue. For reasons I cannot fathom and that have no basis in reality, some pundits and supposed

Microsoft Holds #1 Spot in Cloud over #2 Amazon as 2018 Cloud Revenue Hits $32.2 Billion

January 31, 2019

While Amazon remains the undisputed king of public cloud IaaS, Microsoft’s broader set of across-the-cloud services pushed Microsoft’s commercial-cloud revenue for 2018 to $32.2 billion and have given it an insurmountable lead as the world’s largest cloud provider over Amazon, whose numbers come out tomorrow. To match the Microsoft 2018 cloud revenue total of $32.2

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The Ultimate Digital Transformation: Microsoft Helps Kroger Become Tech Company

January 23, 2019

In a superb example of true digital transformation, grocery giant Kroger is morphing into a technology company that develops and sells modern cloud-based solutions and services to other retail companies while also remaining America’s largest grocery retailer. Digital transformation always involves the overhaul and optimization of internal processes, but its true potential is realized when