Google has announced a $50 million deal to create an entirely new cloud service, Microsoft Azure.
The deal will allow Google to build on Microsoft’s existing Azure cloud platform, as well as build on Azure’s existing data centers, cloud services, and business applications.
“The new service will enable Microsoft to deliver an unprecedented level of innovation and productivity to all of its customers,” said Brad Smith, Microsoft cloud general manager for Microsoft Azure, in a blog post.
“Our customers will be able to build their own applications, services, hardware, and cloud services in the cloud, without any need to leave Microsoft.”
Google’s cloud services are the largest in the world and it is expected that Microsoft will continue to lead the industry in cloud services for many years to come.
Microsoft has recently launched a number of cloud services that focus on the data centers in Redmond, Washington, as a way to give its customers a more secure cloud environment.
Microsoft Azure also has a lot of cloud computing customers, as it includes some of the largest corporations in the United States.
It has also been criticized for its pricing and lack of consumer control.