Microsoft Azure is set to be the top cloud platform

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  • At the start of the year, Microsoft Azure was showing impressive growth in the cloud business surpassing even Amazon Web Services (AWS).
  • Now, Microsoft signed important deals with PepsiCo and Mastercard to use Azure as their preferred cloud platform.
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Microsoft Azure is set to be the top cloud platform

At the start of the year, Microsoft Azure was showing impressive growth in the cloud business surpassing even Amazon Web Services (AWS).

In spring, the company brought up the big guns launching Azure Synapse Link, a new tool for big data analytics.

And not long ago, the Redmond giant has even made a company acquisition to improve Azure’s data model.

It’s no wonder why now, PepsiCo and Mastercard both announced partnerships with Microsoft to use Azure as their cloud platform.

PepsiCo and Mastercard use Azure as the preferred platform

PepsiCo rolls out Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams to all 270,000 employees

PepsiCo and Microsoft Corp. announced a five-year partnership that sets Microsoft as a preferred cloud provider to accelerate PepsiCo’s infrastructure, ERP, and data consolidation and modernization.

And the deal includes PepsiCo starting to use Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Teams for all of its 270,000 employees worldwide.

Our partnership with PepsiCo applies Azure and AI capabilities to the ever-changing supply chain and retail landscape in new and exciting ways. By migrating PepsiCo’s global data estate and SAP landscapes to Azure, we’ll be able to help PepsiCo drive efficiencies from farmer to consumer

, said Deb Cupp, Microsoft CVP Enterprise Commercial Business.

Mastercard and Microsoft shape the future of digital commerce

Microsoft and Mastercard signed a new collaboration deal that will help Mastercard to accelerate its own cloud-native research using Azure and AI in the race for digital commerce emerging technologies. 

This strategic collaboration will strengthen and extend our cloud services and capabilities for clients and fintech partners, sparking innovation, and creativity for the ecosystem. It will enable us to explore opportunities focused on new client segments, technologies, and trends as we continue to drive financial inclusion and build the future of commerce

, said Ken Moore, executive vice president and head of Mastercard Labs.

Microsoft Azure became the most important business cloud platform without a doubt and Microsoft knows how to package all its assets in very appealing packages.