Microsoft’s cloud revenues are beating those of Amazon’s AWS. That’s if analyst-haus Stifel Nicolaus’s data is correct.Back in 2012’s third quarter Microsoft commercial cloud revenue was $254m, with Amazon Web Services (AWS) ahead at $530m. In the first quarter of 2015 AWS revenues totaled $1.566bn, with Microsoft nudging ahead for the first time at $1.575bn. So that’ll be Office 365 and other online services propping up Microsoft’s Azure cloud numbers.
Microsoft’s cloud revenue more than doubled yet againIf it appears that Microsoft has its head in the cloud these days, it’s because it does, and that’s where it will likely stay for a long time to come. There’s little incentive for Microsoft to change course at this point, as its commercial cloud revenue just grew 106 percent to $2.76 billion during the company’s third quarter of fiscal 2015. It’s the seventh quarter in a row that its commercial cloud revenue has doubled up.
Read on, source: Why Microsoft Won’t Abandon the Cloud Anytime Soon | Maximum PC