Google has accused Microsoft of engaging in anti-competitive practices in the cloud computing industry. In a recent blog post, Google criticized Microsoft’s deals with rivals and claimed that these agreements were designed to limit competition in the market.
According to Google, Microsoft has been using its dominance in the cloud computing industry to enter into exclusive agreements with other companies. These deals allegedly prevent these companies from using Google’s cloud services, thus limiting competition and giving Microsoft an unfair advantage.
Google has also accused Microsoft of engaging in predatory pricing practices. Google claims that Microsoft is offering its cloud services at prices that are too low, which is making it difficult for other companies to compete.
This is not the first time that Google has accused Microsoft of anti-competitive practices. In 2020, Google filed a lawsuit against Microsoft, claiming that the company was engaging in anti-competitive behavior by bundling its search engine with its Windows operating system.
Microsoft has denied Google’s allegations and has stated that it is committed to fair competition in the cloud computing industry. In a statement, Microsoft said that it welcomes competition and believes that customers should have a choice when it comes to cloud services.
The allegations against Microsoft come as competition in the cloud computing industry continues to heat up. Google and Microsoft are two of the largest players in the market, along with Amazon Web Services (AWS).
As more companies move their operations to the cloud, the competition between these companies is likely to become even more intense. The outcome of the ongoing dispute between Google and Microsoft could have significant implications for the future of the industry.