Microsoft Azure’s Revenue (2015-2021)

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This statistic highlights Microsoft Azure’s Revenue.

Microsoft Azure is Microsoft’s public cloud computing platform. It was formerly known as Window’s Azure. It provides various types of cloud services like computing, analytics, networking, and storage. Azure is primarily used for commercial purposes. Azure offers 4 different forms of cloud computing:

  • Infrastructure as service (IaaS)
  • Platform as service (PaaS)
  • Software as service (SaaS)
  • Server less

Microsoft uses a pay as you go approach to charge its customers. It sends a bill to its customers at the end of every month based on the resources they have utilized in that month. Microsoft offers different plans for customer support to its users. The plans vary in terms of scope and costs. Basic support is available to all Azure accounts, but they charge a fee for the other support offerings. Developer support costs $29 per month, Standard support costs $100 per month and Professional Direct support costs $1000 per month. Microsoft does not disclose the costs for Premier support. Azure is primarily used for hosting databases, backup and disaster recovery, data retention, integration, etc.

Microsoft Azures’s revenue has constantly been growing from $880 million in 2015 to $13 billion by 2019. Revenue from Microsoft Azure grew 72% from 2018 from $7.56 billion to $13 billion. Azure contributed to almost 10.5% of Microsoft’s total revenue in 2019. It has also been noted that the US defense chose Azure in its tactical operations. The last quarter earnings of 2019 grew by 64%. This may seem like a large number, but it was a part of the downtrend that Microsoft was experiencing in 2019. The growth rates for 2019 were as follows:

  • Q1-76%
  • Q2-76%
  • Q3-72%
  • Q4-64%

This is not too much of a concern since it is still moving at a healthy growth rate.

Microsoft stands at number two in terms of cloud infrastructure just behind AWS, but its well ahead of the other players. Their revenues are growing faster than the average market growth. They have also been gaining market share in recent years from 9% in 2016 to about 16% as of 2019.

Azure revenue seems to be picking up with revenues showing a growth of 62% by the start of 2020. The cloud market seems to be growing at a rapid rate with more and more companies looking to move most of their workload to public cloud vendors like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google. There is a lot of opportunity ahead for Microsoft and all of its rivals, and while Microsoft’s Azure earnings growth may be slowing down, there is still plenty of room for significant revenue increase in the foreseeable future.

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