Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud.
In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob reacts to recent comments from Microsoft Executive Vice President Dave O’Hara on improving efficiency and lowering costs for customers.
00:01 — Microsoft EVP Dave O’Hara recently spoke at an investor’s conference, providing a glimpse into the company’s internal operations and perspective on cost, expenses, and pricing.
01:15 — O’Hara said the “most surprising thing” about Microsoft’s internal operations is the company’s ability to continue to grow more efficiently through the smart use of hardware and software.
01:32 — O’Hara cited three key drivers of Microsoft’s improving efficiency:
- Long-term contracts
- Deep conversations with customers
- The largest global cloud footprint
02:31 — Bob predicts Microsoft Cloud will reach $100 billion in revenue in 2022.
03:05 — Cutting costs will continue to entice customers and produce “sunny days ahead” for the big cloud providers.
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