Analyzing the Q3 cloud revenue numbers for the Cloud Wars Top 10

#1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon Will Drive Cloud Wars Top 10 Over $40 Billion for Q3

October 4, 2019
With #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon likely to generate $20 billion in cloud revenue for the 3 months ended Sept. 30, the Cloud Wars Top 10 vendors should combine for more than $40 billion for that quarter. We’ll get the exact details for several companies later this month as earnings releases come out for Microsoft,
Read the Cloud Wars take on a new IDC report

As Amazon, Microsoft and Google Rise, 3 Key Cloud Findings from IDC

September 27, 2019
As businesses surge into the cloud, spending on hardware for public-cloud infrastructure is plunging even as it's rising for private clouds, says a new report from IDC. 2020 will mark the first year that infrastructure spending for cloud will exceed that for traditional IT, says IDC. I’ll toss a handful of numbers at you in
Microsoft has snagged a huge digital-transformation deal with financial-services giant UBS shortly after Microsoft’s two new Azure cloud regions in Switzerland went live

Microsoft Grabs Huge Cloud Deal with UBS as Azure Expands into Switzerland

August 30, 2019
Expanding locally to help customers transform globally, Microsoft has snagged a huge digital-transformation deal with financial-services giant UBS shortly after Microsoft’s two new Azure cloud regions in Switzerland went live. UBS, the world’s largest wealth manager, and two other big global corporations based in Switzerland—Swiss Re Group and Swisscom—are looking to leverage the in-country cloud
Thomas Kurian Google Cloud VMware deal

Why Google Cloud Extended Partnership with VMware: The Thomas Kurian Effect

August 13, 2019
From Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s very first public comments about his plans for reinvigorating the company, meeting and exceeding the needs of customers has been at the top of his list. Google’s always had superb cloud technology but, until Kurian’s arrival at the beginning of this year, it remained largely detached from the marketplace.

Google Jumps to #6 behind #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon, #3 Salesforce, #4 SAP, #5 Oracle

August 5, 2019
Sparked by CEO Thomas Kurian’s customer-centric leadership, Google Cloud continues to climb in the Cloud Wars Top 10. On the strength of its recently posted $2-billion quarter, the vendor has now moved up to #6. New leadership sparks transformation at Google Cloud. While no one has questioned Google’s technological capabilities in the enterprise cloud, under
New insights into Google Cloud and its recent success

Inside Google Cloud’s Breakout $2B Quarter: 10 Key Insights

July 29, 2019
CEO Thomas Kurian has lit a customer-centric fire under Google Cloud. And 10 key points from last week’s earnings call reveal the major factors driving new levels of success since Kurian assumed control in January. Those drivers have also pushed Google Cloud up one spot to #6 in the weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings. 

Why Did Alphabet Reveal Google Cloud’s Q2 Revenue of $2B-Plus?

July 26, 2019
Eighteen months ago, Alphabet revealed that Google Cloud had experienced its first billion-dollar quarter. Then, for the next five quarters, Alphabet executives declined to disclose any follow-on details regarding Google Cloud revenue. But with its cloud business greatly reinvigorated since CEO Thomas Kurian took the reins 6 months ago, Alphabet disclosed yesterday that Google Cloud

Arms Race in the Cloud: Google, IBM, Salesforce, SAP Lock In on Data

June 27, 2019
Top cloud vendors are buying, building and partnering their way into the booming business for data analytics, data management and data visualization as business customers demand easy-to-use and modern data solutions that support multi-cloud and hybrid-cloud environments. For those business customers, the rapidly escalating demands of the digital age require enhanced abilities to manage, analyze,

Why Google Cloud and Salesforce Are Pumping $18 Billion into Analytics and BI

June 11, 2019
Spending aggressively to enable data-driven customer success, Google Cloud and Salesforce are investing $18 billion through acquisitions to help their business customers deliver better experiences to their consumers by making those businesses smarter about how they use and leverage data. In another clear indicator that the business world is digitalizing rapidly and comprehensively, the bookend
Google Cloud's strategy, according to Managing Director Will Grannis

Inside Google Cloud’s Strategy: Helping Customers Achieve the Unachievable

May 20, 2019
As the enterprise cloud becomes not only completely mainstream but also the unquestioned foundation for digital innovation, we’re launching a series called the Cloud Wars Top 10 Executive Insights to explore the leading vendors’ strategies. First up is Google Cloud, which is ranked at #7 on our Cloud Wars Top 10 list. In a recent