Google criticized Microsoft ‘s agreementswith various European providers for its cloud service, accusing it of being ‘monopolistic’.
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 Microsoft ‘s impending deals with several European providers, noting concerns about the behavior of the competition.
The war for cloud services is heating up, with Amazon leading the way, but Google and Microsoft advancing by leaps and bounds.
According to Microsoft , “they have a healthy position two with just over 20% market share in worldwide revenue.”
But the company’s current deals have caught the attention of Google Cloud VP Amit Zavery, who told Reuters 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 stance 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 harder for customers to choose.” Zavery said in an interview Wednesday night.
According to him, individual agreements reached with smaller European cloud providers only benefit Microsoft . “They’re selectively buying off those who complain and not making those terms available to everyone. That definitely makes it an unfair advantage for Microsoft and ties the people who complained to Microsoft anyway .”
The defendant company told the outlet 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 your software and to give customers more choice so they can run their software anywhere that they choose in a much easier way”, concluded Zavery.