Silicon Republic December 5, 2023
Leigh Mc Gowran

AWS and Google Cloud claim Microsoft’s licensing practices restrict customer choice and make switching difficult, while Microsoft claims it is the key challenger to prevent AWS dominance in the cloud market.

An investigation into the UK’s cloud market has led to the biggest players criticising each other for their practices and alleged dominance.

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is currently investigating the country’s cloud services market to see if there are any potential factors impacting competition.

This market was referred to the CMA earlier this year after a study by UK comms regulator Ofcom raised concerns that competition in this market could deteriorate if left unchecked. The study found that Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft had a...

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