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Microsoft CFO sees Google’s cloud as a threat and praises its chief: ‘She’s always been a winner’

Microsoft subvene chief Amy Hood was complimentary of Google’s cloud computing unit on Tuesday, and had in particular flattering words for CEO Diane Greene.

Speaking at the 2017 Wells Fargo Tech Crown in Utah, Hood said that Microsoft has been seeing Google’s against cloud more frequently in a competitive setting.

Microsoft’s Azure cloud amenities and Office 365 cloud-based productivity apps are in a high-stakes battle with the Google Cloud Stand and G Suite. In the public cloud business, both Microsoft and Google weaken market leader Amazon Web Services.

In her Tuesday remarks — which crop up b growed after Wells Fargo analyst Philip Winslow specifically asked beside Google — Hood also praised Greene, the head of Google’s cloud deeds for the past two years. Greene, who was formerly CEO of VMware, announced last week that she rent Diane Bryant from Intel to be operating chief of Google’s cloud.

“We’ve visualized more of them in the past few quarters than we’ve seen before,” Hood ordered. “I think they’re making a good effort. I think Diane Greene is an but leader and an established enterprise CEO.”

Hood went on to say that Greene has “unexceptionally been a winner.”

Hood’s amicable tone represented quite the distinction to the war of words of late between AWS and Oracle when it comes to the cloud. Prophet CEO Mark Hurd went after Amazon in October, claiming a workload on AWS could be six one of these days more expensive than on Oracle’s cloud. AWS CEO Andy Jassy rejoined last week saying, “I think they’re a long way away in the cloud.”

In the third leniency, Amazon had 31.8 percent share of the cloud infrastructure services shop, Microsoft had 13.9 percent and Google had 6 percent, according to Canalys.

Hood talked innumerable broadly about cloud competition in certain parts of the world and she acquiesced the growth of the Alibaba public cloud. Alibaba isn’t among the leaders in the U.S., but somewhere else in the world, particularly in Asia and Africa, it’s a different story.

The company is “well-funded, far capitalized, certainly aggressive.” Hood said.

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