Microsoft pulls Huawei products off its Azure Stack cloud server catalogue
May 24, 2019 (China Knowledge) - Microsoft has removed Huawei products from its Azure Stack cloud server catalogue, a week after the Chinese company was blacklisted by the US government on national security grounds, although Microsoft has yet to comment on whether it will revoke Huawei’s license to use its Windows operating system.
Huawei was previously one of several hardware vendors that make servers and equipment for Microsoft’s Azure Stack product which helps companies to run software applications both hybrid cloud services or their own data centers.
Earlier this week, Microsoft had pulled one of Huawei’s flagship laptops, the Matebook X Pro from its stores with its online store also no longer carrying the product listing for the Huawei laptop, suggesting that the company may eventually ban Huawei’s Windows license to comply with the US government’s regulations.
Investors and industry experts are now watching to see how US technology companies may alter their relationship with Huawei following the blacklisting and the impact these changes may have on the Chinese company and its partners.
Google has since revoked Huawei’s Android license, which poses a major threat towards the company which heavily relies on the Android operating system while chipmakers such as Intel, Broadcom and Qualcomm have suspended supplying to Huawei pending further notice.
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