Microsoft Seeks Startup Partnerships in Battle With Amazon Over Cloud
Microsoft Corp. and Amazon . com Inc. are embracing a new tactic to win the supercharged battle for cloud-computing business, luring fast-growing startups by promising to help sell their services. Microsoft on Monday announced a partnership with Abnormal Security Corp., under which the San Francisco-based email-security startup will move its software onto the tech giant’s Azure cloud. Microsoft, in return, promises to sell Abnormal’s services to its large enterprise clients, which Microsoft says is its first such arrangement. The companies didn’t disclose financial terms.