Report: Apple's iCloud relies on Amazon, Microsoft cloud services
Most AWS users run on Linux, while Azure is Windows-based, reports The Register, which could create additional cost and complexity.
I can't believe people still believe that. And in any case, what does it have to do with the article? All that matters is what Apple is paying, and you can be damn sure they played Amazon and MS against each other. They probably got bargain-basement price for Azure anyway if MS is serious about getting it off the ground.
As much as the fanboy in me wants to point and laugh, this is a very shrewd business move by Apple. My inner fanboy will have to settle for the thought of an Apple zealot somewhere on the phone with Apple support demanding that they make sure all of his music is stored on Amazon servers