Microsoft is facing an antitrust complaint in Europe from France’s OVHcloud.
The French data centre provider, which sells web hosting, cloud computing and dedicated server instances, filed the complaint with the European Commission’s (EC) antitrust arm in the summer of 2021.
The filing – which has only come to light over the past few days – focuses on how Microsoft runs its licensing operation. Pulling services from Azure, it is alleged, can make things a good deal more expensive for competing clouds.
An OVHcloud spokesperson told The Register: “We confirm that several companies including OVHcloud are taking action to ensure a level playing field among cloud services providers operating in the European Digital Single Market, by filing a complaint with DG Competition of the European Commission against Microsoft. According to the plaintiffs, through abusing its dominant position, Microsoft undermines fair competition and limits consumer choice in the cloud computing services market.”
Source: The Register