In picking Microsoft's cloud, Volkswagen shows that even carmakers have some fear of Amazon

Nvidia ML2019
Mar 17 15 Comments

https://www.cnbc.com/amp/2019/03/16/why-volkswagen-chose-microsoft-azure-over-aws.html?utm_source=quora&utm_medium=referral

In the cloud wars, Microsoft has been able to win big business from retailers, largely because companies like Walmart, Kroger, Gap and Target are opting not to write big checks to rival Amazon.
The more Amazon grows, the more that calculation could start working its way into other industries โ€” like automotive.

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  • Intel thefocal
    All good architecture for something as important as automotive should be redundant across multiple cloud providers
    Mar 17 1
    • Google YAPTRF
      Why. Most of these companies are 100% Microsoft shops anyways
      Mar 17
  • Amazon
    ZenerDiode

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    ZenerDiodemore
    Amazon is more disruptive than Microsoft. In one way, every B2B dollar spent on Amazon may come back to biting a share of their own business in about 5 years.
    Mar 17 3
    • Anthem / Data avn62
      Any they find loopholes to not pay federal taxes ๐Ÿคฆโ€โ™‚๏ธ
      Mar 17
    • Facebook ffesti
      Donโ€™t hate the player
      Mar 17
    • Amazon
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      ZenerDiodemore
      That is incorrect. Donโ€™t be misguided just because Amazon had to pay no taxes. Corporate tax law changed this year allowing amazon to take tax credits for employee RSUs and Ploughback Investments (not just for Amazon this holds true for any company). Both of which it did over index on last year. Also note Amazon only recently started making profits 5B$ to 11B$ last year. Remember the stock price grew like crazy and hiring was at an all time high (Alexa, Ads...) providing a large tax break for RSU based compensation. Amazon also reinvested a sizable chunk of revenue in the business. Search for other companies that did the same thing and youโ€™ll see that such companies would have paid substantially less $ in taxes. People are just jealous of Amazon that they want it to pay heavy $s just because itโ€™s doing so well and hold onto BS statements like it pays 0 taxes. It was not Amazon but Trump (Amazonโ€™s hater) who changed the tax code. Ask him why...
      Mar 17
  • Google is so fucked lmao
    Mar 17 2
    • Nvidia ML2019
      OP
      They hired 4000 in Q4/2018 and capex 23 billion mainly in GCP
      Mar 17
    • Microsoft lolzzcat
      Goog is 4th in cloud behind Alibaba
      Mar 17
  • Microsoft tfsUEwWt
    Did the VW ceo do this deal from his jail cell?
    Mar 17 1
    • Nvidia ML2019
      OP
      ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
      Mar 17
  • Microsoft MSFTBRO
    vw is a big name but.. what do they even use azure for? We need to win lyfts and ubers.
    Mar 17 3
    • Intuit tgfi
      Cars will talk soon. 5G is going to change a lot about how we drive
      Mar 17
    • Amazon
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      ZenerDiodemore
      AWS already won over the Lyfts and Ubers. The communication cloud provider for these marketplace companies and startups - Twilio, is also built on AWS. I think VW would use Azure to upload their fake emission test reports ๐Ÿ˜ฌ
      Mar 17
    • Microsoft irakk
      Tesla uses azure
      Mar 18