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Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition might take some cloud revenue off Microsoft’s table

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition might take some cloud revenue off Microsoft’s table

Amazon’s $13.7 billion buy of Whole Foods Friday additionally took a serious buyer away from its closest rival within the cloud.

Whole Foods is a Microsoft Azure Lively Listing and Office365 buyer, as noted by CNBC. And whereas it should probably take years earlier than something main adjustments — it seems like Amazon is going to operate Whole Foods independently, prefer it has with different main acquisitions like Zappos and Twitch — at some level will probably be onerous for the Whole Foods tech group to disregard the worth of its dad or mum firm’s companies.

In any occasion, Amazon Internet Companies already hosts plenty of Whole Foods know-how via the grocer’s partnership with Infor, a software-as-a-service firm that’s serving to Whole Foods exchange 12 separate and totally different legacy methods with one cloud-based system. Infor runs that new system on AWS, the market chief for public cloud infrastructure computing, and provided that Whole Foods remains to be within the technique of making the multiyear transition to the Infor application it might be some time earlier than it shifts gears.

AWS offers a version of Active Directory for its prospects, however Amazon Workdocs just isn’t precisely on the identical stage as Office365 with regards to adoption. That might be why the corporate was so irritated when Gene Farrell left to go to Smartsheet: it seems like AWS is working on an upgrade to its office collaboration know-how.

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