Just months before Microsoft is due to open two Azure data centres in South Africa, the world’s largest cloud provider, Amazon Web Services, has announced it will also open data centre facilities in the country.
Microsoft posted another quarter of brisk revenue growth driven by cloud services, underscoring the company’s success in shifting its business toward Internet-based computing. The stock rose in extended trading.
Paul Allen’s family office will live long and prosper. The billionaire’s vast holdings at Vulcan would take years to unravel, if that’s even what he wanted.
IBM is pressing deeper into its strategy of making cloud services more compatible with competitors, rather than trying to force customers into its own walled garden.
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