Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

Inside World’s Hottest Cloud Vendor: a Chat with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

January 19, 2021
With Google Cloud growing 50% faster than the enterprise cloud businesses of Microsoft and Amazon, and with its rate of growth actually having increased in Q3 over Q2, what the heck is Thomas Kurian’s company planning to do for an encore in 2021? (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3,
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

A Chat with Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian | CEO Cloud Outlook 2021

January 19, 2021
Google Cloud's Thomas Kurian, CEO of the world's hottest major cloud vendor, shares his insights on the impact the cloud will have on business in 2021, the new priorities for CEOs in these turbulent times, and about 10 examples of customers reimagining their businesses for fun and profit in the digital age. In his 2
SAP CEO Christian Klein

SAP, Google, Oracle Battle over Industry-Specific Solutions: 5 Predictions

January 5, 2021
While savage competition will be the order of the day across all segments of the red-hot cloud industry, the battle for supremacy in industry-specific clouds will be the most intense because of their massive future revenue potential. Yes, the big hyperscalers will continue to pour billions into new capacity and will in return be fully
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

Google Cloud Jumps to #3 on Cloud Wars Top 10; Trails only #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon

January 4, 2021
Powered by its 12-month run as the world’s fastest-growing major cloud player, Google Cloud has leapfrogged Salesforce and claimed the #3 spot on the Cloud Wars Top 10 behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. (Please see our in-depth analysis, Google Cloud Already Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendor, but Thomas Kurian’s Just Getting Started.)  This latest leap on
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

How Google’s Become World’s Fastest-Growing Cloud: the Thomas Kurian Effect

December 4, 2020
In early February, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian delivered the quote of the year: “Today, where people want cloud to be is not about [infrastructure and packaged apps]. It’s really about, ‘Can you give me new capabilities that I could not get before?’ ” (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is
Microsoft leads Cloud Wars top 10

Can Google or Amazon Displace Microsoft as World’s #1 Cloud Vendor in 2021?

November 30, 2020
Having ruled the enterprise cloud business for more than two years, Microsoft will face intensified pressure to hold the #1 spot in 2021 from not only #4 Google Cloud and #2 Amazon but also a few of the world’s other top cloud vendors. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Microsoft is #1, Amazon
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian, who recently discussed why proprietary clouds pose danger

Proprietary Clouds Pose Huge Danger, Says Google Cloud CEO Kurian

November 20, 2020
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian staked out some high ground in the Cloud Wars this week by raising the specter that proprietary clouds will not be able to meet the “survivability requirements” for life in today’s hybrid-cloud and multicloud world. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4.)  In a blog
Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison

Oracle Takes on Google and SAP in Hot New Cloud Category

November 17, 2020
Going head-on against Google Cloud and SAP, Oracle plans to roll out a broad set of industry-specific cloud solutions starting with communications, pharmaceuticals and financial services. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4, SAP is #5, and Oracle is #6.) Oracle chairman Larry Ellison framed the move into specialized vertical-industry
CEO Thomas Kurian leads Google Cloud to the top of cloud vendors in growth

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Cloud Vendors: #1 Google, #2 Oracle, #3 Microsoft

November 16, 2020
As the enterprise cloud becomes the unquestioned foundation for the future of digital business, the 3 vendors whose cloud revenue is growing most rapidly in this booming market are Google at 44.8%, Oracle 33% (estimated), and Microsoft 31%. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings of the largest and most-influential cloud vendors in the
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

Google Cloud’s Big Win: the Remarkable 2-Year Journey of CEO Thomas Kurian

November 9, 2020
If Google’s founders have a secret list of “best hires we’ve ever made,” I would surely bet that Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian is near or at the top. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4 behind #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon, and #3 Salesforce.) Before Kurian came aboard in January