Looks like Microsoft thinks the quality of its offering is good enough to keep its customers. They've been wrong about that before, too.
Over the last few years, Google, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft have all announced price cut after price cut, but Redmond is about to increase prices for its Azure cloud. A Microsoft spokesperson told us the company “... continues to evaluate the market conditions in the countries in which we operate. As a result, we will …
Monday 6th July 2015 08:59 GMT Geoff Campbell
Monday 6th July 2015 19:26 GMT Tom Samplonius
"That's going to screw a few budgets."
Very very very few budgets. After the 7 hour outage last week, I don't know how many Australian customers they have, or will be able to get. MS also seems to tone deaf to announce a price increase so close to a major outage, but that is typical for them.
Monday 6th July 2015 09:47 GMT CAPS LOCK
Monday 6th July 2015 12:39 GMT Hans 1
Re: Price rises from Microsoft?...
>I assume the local competition has gone titsup.
That is what they think ... ;-) Google Australia just filed for chapter 11, or was that just Nadella's dream ?
They are feeling the pain, Windows is making no money anymore ... so they hike up the price of office^H^H^H^H^H^Hazure ...
Monday 6th July 2015 15:52 GMT Destroy All Monsters
Monday 6th July 2015 22:57 GMT Ron Pitts
I've always been a fan of Azure but the outage and this pretty large increase starts you thinking if this is a long term solution. IT budgets are always limited so 26% is pretty large and a bit stupid on Microsoft part.
Microsoft have been selling Azure in Visual Studio for ages now hoping most developers bake the platform into there code.
I can tell you some IT managers will be wondering if Microsoft stabbed them in the back with this increase........
At least with on-premise hardware you can budget correctly over 3 years !