March 31, 2016 / 4:12 PM / in 2 years

Microsoft details subscriber growth in cloud

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp’s Azure cloud computing platform is adding 120,000 new business customers and developer subscribers per month, a senior company executive said on Thursday.

A Microsoft logo is seen at a pop-up site for the new Windows 10 operating system at Roosevelt Field in Garden City, New York July 29, 2015. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

More than four million developers are also registered to use Microsoft’s developer tools, Scott Guthrie, executive vice president of the company’s Cloud and Enterprise group, said at a developer conference in San Francisco. In January, Microsoft said it had 3.8 million developers registered.

Microsoft is focusing on business services and its Azure cloud services platform is a major competitor to Amazon.com’s AWS. Both companies have huge server banks which run services and software for customers looking for added flexibility, lower costs and reliability.

Reporting by Sarah McBride; Editing by Richard Chang

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