The customer can choose the services which fit the business
Microsoft the pioneer of IT innovation has taken yet another step to bring an end to the period of proprietary software. They are introducing next-gen technology that will allow clients to sue the services of Azure cloud tools on competitor virtual clouds. On Monday in Orlando, Florida, Microsoft unveiled Azure Arc software. It will allow the developers to use Arc to deploy a database or virtual machine while using the virtual facilities of Amazon or Google.
The move is one of the highlights of the change in plans from Microsoft as its CEO Satya Nadella, who took over from Steve Ballmer in 2014. The aim of the new CEO was to create a partnership with long-time competitors. This would help customers to pick the technology which suits their business and not have to buy the bundles for the sake of it.
The aim is rendering the best possible services to customers
Recent development also shows Microsoft’s intent as it had made its services more accessible to Apple’s iOS devises and incorporated Linux into Windows. Executive Vice President of Azure, Jason Zander said, “Arc builds on the company’s past effort to give customers access to rival vendors’ software, through partnerships with oracle, IBM’s Red Hat and SAP.
Zander also said that there wasn’t a lot of debate or angst around bringing this goodness out of folks and making it easier for them to embrace these new solutions. Last quarter Azure was responsible for 59% of the revenue for the company. Microsoft is buying and unveiling services that will provide the company with an edge over competitors.<
The rival Amazon introduced Outposts hardware previous year to bring AWS services to companies’ own data centers. Google also brought forward its Anthos that will let companies run Google cloud software in their data centers.