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AWS Vs. Microsoft Vs. Google Cloud Earnings Face-Off

Mark Haranas

The three largest cloud providers in the world all recently released their quarterly financial earnings results. CRN breaks down the key cloud numbers for AWS, Microsoft and Google Cloud.

Total Cloud Sales

AWS: $19.74 Billion

Google Cloud: $6.28 Billion

Microsoft Cloud: $25 Billion

Amazon Web Services generated a record-breaking $19.74 billion in revenue during its second quarter.

Google Cloud captured $6.28 billion in cloud sales during its second quarter.

Microsoft does not disclose specific Azure revenue dollars. The company said “Microsoft Cloud” sales reached $25 billion during the quarter. Breaking down Microsoft’s Intelligent Cloud segment, the group reached $20.91 billion in the quarter.

Executive Remarks:

“In a dynamic environment we saw strong demand, took share, and increased customer commitment to our cloud platform. Commercial bookings grew 25 percent and Microsoft Cloud revenue was $25 billion,” said Amy Hood, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Microsoft.

Amazon has poured billions of dollars into building new data centers across the globe to accommodate the high demand for AWS cloud services.

“Right now we’re at 84 [AWS] availability zones, so that’s 26 geographic regions, and we’ve got plans to the launch 24 more of those availability zones across eight regions,” said Dave Fildes, director of investor relations, during Amazon’s second quarter earnings report today. “We’re continuing to focus on building those out for customers, working on that pipeline, and building longer commitments,” Fildes said. “Finding customers that are making longer commitments is really important.”

Google CEO Sundar Pichai said Google is continuing to invest in areas like AI and cloud, but in what he called a way that is responsive to the current environment.

“We are focused on hiring engineering, technical, and other critical roles,” Pichai said. And we are working to improve productivity and ensure that the great talent we do hire is aligned with our long-term priorities.”


Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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