Microsoft and AWS could be the strangest cloud bedfellows yet


Today hell did not freeze over, but something remarkable happened. Microsoft and AWS announced they were working on a project together.

Project Gluon is an open source, deep learning project for building, deploying and managing machine learning models. It’s worth noting that AWS and Microsoft compete fiercely in the cloud market. In fact, they each have artificial intelligence toolkits that they are trying to sell customers, yet in this instance they saw it in their mutual best interest to work together instead of competing.

That my friends is the power of the cloud at work. It forces companies that once barricaded themselves behind proprietary stacks to work together in spite of themselves. Surely, they would rather not sleep with the enemy, but being when being frenemies is in…

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