Microsoft will allow cloud providers with Windows and Office to sell and host on their infrastructure.
In a recent announcement, the US software giant Microsoft has stated that it will revise its licensing deals and make it tranquil for cloud service providers to compete as the company seeks to dodge the EU antitrust probe into its cloud computing business. Recently Microsoft was fined a whopping 1.6 billion euros ($1.7 billion) by EU antitrust regulators due to various cloud-based violations.
"It starts by giving more options to European cloud providers. So if a company has a data center but wants to run solutions in its cloud PBX data center, we're creating more options for them to do so with our software because that's what they've been asking for," Microsoft President Brad Smith stated.
The company recently found itself under the EU regulators scrutiny after German-based software provider NextCloud, France's OVHcloud, Italian cloud service provider Aruba, and a Danish association of cloud service providers filed a complaint to the European Commission about Microsoft's cloud practices. Now, Microsoft will change its cloud settings and offer cloud providers with Windows and Office directly as part of a complete desktop solution to sell and host on their infrastructure.