According to the particulars of the complaint, Microsoft has engaged in anti-competitive practices in its cloud servers
Three companies in Europe have filed a complaint against tech giant Microsoft with the European Commission. According to the particulars of the complaint, Microsoft has engaged in anti-competitive practices in its cloud servers. OVHcloud, a French company, has stated that Microsoft’s activities are undermining the efforts of fair competition and have reduced the number of choices consumers can have in the cloud computing market. Furthermore, the company has complained that in a few cases, the tariff for Office 365 services is found higher when the software is not used on Azure cloud, a service owned by Microsoft.
The user experience has also taken a huge hit because the products are now not compatible few other Microsoft products when it is not run on Microsoft’s Azure. In a recently released statement, Microsoft has pointed out that cloud providers in Europe have managed to build successful business models on the cloud by making use of Microsoft’s services and software, including the ones with other cloud providers. German Nextcloud, in 2021, had filed a complaint with the European Commission along with different companies on the same subject. The tech giant was previously heavily fined by Brussels for unfair completion practices regarding the company’s OS, licensing, and browser.