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Microsoft Making Moves on Amazon's Cloud Crown

Microsoft Making Moves on Amazon's Cloud Crown

Amazon is still atop the table in terms of cloud customers, but judging by Microsoft's gangbusters gains with Azure in recent years, it could have a competent contender. Shares of Microsoft have shifted upwards on Friday, encouraged by a blockbuster beat on top and bottom lines in its earnings release and continued - although tempered - growth in cloud infrastructure. "Customer commitment to our cloud platform continues to grow," CFO Amy Hood pointed out.