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.
00:22 — The European Union Antitrust Commission has now determined it has to attack Microsoft and its cloud initiatives, determining this based on the idea that because Microsoft is successful, the company must have done so unfairly.
00:59 — The EU can go after companies, such as Microsoft, and attempt to get them to pay a fine. If they don’t, the EU doesn’t bear any cost and isn’t damaged by this.
01:33 — The EU Antitrust Commission is talking with Microsoft’s competitors.
02:00 — All the big tech companies have been the source of a staggering amount of innovation, prosperity, opportunity, and growth.
02:25 — Why does the EU Antitrust Commission do this? They don’t face penalties, scrutiny, or inquiry. They’re not held to account or judged based on anything that happens.
02:50 — In yesterday’s article, Bob covered how Microsoft is vulnerable to the growth of AWS. So, in this time that Microsoft is already being challenged, the EU decided to jump in.