Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, outlines the COVID-19 response

Google Cloud Unveils Massive, Wide-Ranging Global Response to COVID-19

April 2, 2020
Mirroring its marketplace ambitions to become one of the world’s top cloud-computing vendors, Google Cloud has disclosed a remarkably broad and deep set of initiatives to help people, businesses and government agencies overcome the COVID-19 crisis. The Google Cloud efforts span a vast range of objectives. They include getting 1,100 retail workers in Germany running
Cloud Wars logo with text, Tech's Response to COVID-19 - Google and misinformation

Google’s COVID-19 Response: Free Video-Conferencing, Crackdown on Exploitative Ads

March 20, 2020
(Part 3 of an ongoing series on efforts by major tech firms to support and engage with employees, customers and communities. Read Part 1 and Part 2.)   As billions of people across the globe seek current and credible information while also adapting to working from home, Google and Google Cloud have launched several initiatives
Google Cloud has snatched MLB as a customer from AWS

Google Tops Amazon As Big Customer Defects for Better ML and Analytics

March 5, 2020
In a showdown between two of the world’s top technology companies, Google Cloud has snatched AWS client Major League Baseball (MLB) on the strength of multiple Google technologies plus its YouTube and Ad Manager businesses. Looking to take its “personalized and immersive fan experiences” to higher levels, MLB selected Google and Google Cloud for their
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Google Cloud Surges Among IT Buyers, Says Survey | Steube on Spending

February 25, 2020
Welcome to the first episode of a new Cloud Wars Live monthly series: Steube on Spending. Peter Steube, managing director of Enterprise Technology Research (ETR), joins us to discuss enterprise-IT buying trends among big-company CIOs and IT decision-makers around the world. ETR has developed an extensive database of IT buying tendencies over the past 10
Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings: Google moves up to #4

Google Jumps to #4 on Cloud Wars Top 10 Behind #1 Microsoft, #2 AWS, #3 Salesforce

February 24, 2020
Continuing its rapid ascent under CEO Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud has jumped two spots to #4 on the Cloud Wars Top 10 on the strength of its revitalized strategy, 53% revenue growth, and launch of an unprecedented type of AI-powered industry-specific solutions. Leapfrogging SAP and Oracle, Google Cloud now holds the #4 spot on the
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, says that his top priority is creating AI-powered solutions

Google Launches New Era in Cloud with AI-Powered Industry Solutions

February 19, 2020
Emphasizing Google Cloud’s unique ability to offer new software solutions unlike anything the market has seen, CEO Thomas Kurian said last week that his #1 priority is to create a new breed of enterprise applications powered by ML and AI. Kurian has mentioned these unique AI-powered solutions in the past—he discussed them at length in
Table showing the top 5 cloud vendors based on 2019 revenue

Who Are the World’s Top 5 Cloud Vendors Ranked by 2019 Revenue?

February 18, 2020
While revenue is just one of many measures we use in setting our weekly Cloud Wars Top 10, it’s fascinating to see that in terms of raw dollars, IBM grabs third place in a ranking of the top 5 vendors by 2019 cloud revenue. IBM has been at #7 on the Cloud Wars Top 10
Screenshot from one of the AWS Super Bowl Ads with Aaron Rodgers

AWS Super Bowl Ads Draw This Reaction from Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

February 17, 2020
During the recent Super Bowl, AWS showcased its big-data and analytics prowess through its ongoing high-visibility campaign of TV ads built around NFL plays and the endless array of statistics surrounding them.   Quarterback Aaron Rodgers in one of AWS' Next-Gen Stats commercials So when Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian spoke at the recent Goldman
Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai explains how Google Cloud might catch Amazon

If Google Wants to Catch Amazon in the Cloud, M&A Is the Key

February 5, 2020
While Google Cloud reported an impressive 53% growth rate for Q4 and an annualized run rate of $10.4 billion, the law of bigger numbers reveals that the only way it can catch #2 Amazon in the cloud is through aggressive M&A. As the below graphic reveals in detail, even if Google Cloud can maintain growth