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Microsoft makes virtual machines on Arm in Azure widely available – Computer – News

Azure puzzled

Do you have a reliable source for that? Because that sounds like chatter in space…

What I can find about this is that they are making more and more revenue using Azure and “other cloud services”, but there is no mention of profit/loss with Azure, for the following reasons:

Microsoft still doesn’t separate Azure revenue separately in dollars.

source:
https://www.zdnet.com/art…lion-in-q3-up-32-percent/
https: //news.microsoft.co…fourth-quarter-results-4/

From what I’ve read, Azure and AWS are doing really well, only Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is (still) losing money:
https://www.datacenterdyne…e-cloud-still-loses-840m/
https://www.datacenterdyn…big-three-all-see-growth/

@Psychological Your source for 10% layoffs does not provide a source, but all the other news articles provide Bloomberg as a source, which talks about layoffs of less than 1%. I guess they can’t count there.

Your other “source” has been categorized as “marginal media” by Wikipedia, and I wouldn’t quite call that reliable at the moment. But even if you did, the word “Azure” is not mentioned at all in the entire article. We still don’t have a resource that loses Azure.

As for your assumptions that MS is a “host” and having a negative about this hits us in the wallet…well, I’ve been deep in MS O365/AAD for years with the occasional trip to Azure. Sure, this makes good money, but not because I sell services, but because I do things. I also implement RMM, help desk systems and documentation, etc. If Linux desktop automation is a good solution, then I make my money with it, I don’t really care. As long as it is the “best” solution for the customer. I prefer seeing as few Windows servers as possible and minimum number of hybrid environments! The fewer moving parts, the more stable the environment, the lower the cost to the customer.

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10 to 15 years ago, Google was way ahead of ao. Webmail, Google Docs, etc. O365 was not a thing at the time. But Google lost its lead, gained notoriety with long-term support, and MS made strides with the O365. So yes, this is the default mode in action. Is it perfect, far from it! But as I mentioned earlier this week, we all have horror stories about the products and suppliers you work with a lot. And this is not only MS M365/Azure, but also AWS, GCP, etc.

[Reactie gewijzigd door Cergorach op 30 augustus 2022 18:06]