. https://www.datamation.com/cloud-computing/azure-vs-google-cloud.html
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In the fierce battle for cloud market share, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform are clearly two of the top cloud companies. Both companies offer an extensive menu of sophisticated cloud tools, and both have exceptionally deep pockets to continually build out their public cloud platform.  Google got the head start by almost two years. It launched Google Cloud Platform (GCP) in 2008, just two years after Amazon and two years before Microsoft launched Windows Azure (before rebranding it Microsoft Azure in 2014).But Microsoft has the lead: Synergy Research Group puts Microsoft in second place among cloud companies at about 14% share, while GCP is in fourth place with just 6% market share. Amazon Web Services leads with 34% market share; in third is IBM Cloud at 7%. READ MORE