Google Cloud and SAP logos, highlighting their partnership

Hey Microsoft: Google Cloud Is Pushing You Out as SAP’s #1 Cloud Partner

July 1, 2020
While promiscuity is a given among top SaaS vendors and the big hyperscalers, it looks to me like Google Cloud has cut in aggressively on Microsoft as the infrastructure heartthrob SAP likes best. First of all, SAP CEO Christian Klein recently stated quite assertively that while it’s all nice and wonderful that the big hyperscalers—Amazon,
Lowe's CEO Marvin Ellison talks to Mad Money about Google Cloud

Google Cloud Helps Drive Triple-Digit Online Growth at Lowe’s

June 2, 2020
Google Cloud has scored a major victory in showcasing its transformational prowess as the CEO of Lowe’s recently said GC has been indispensable in helping Lowe’s double its online revenue in April and May. Speaking with Jim Cramer on Mad Money in late May, Lowe’s CEO Marvin Ellison offered broad context for his company’s outstanding
SAP CEO Christian Klein, who recent predicted growing tension with Microsoft and Google in cloud

SAP Will Battle Microsoft & Google for Customer Control, Says CEO Christian Klein

May 12, 2020
In a recent interview with diginomica.com’s Den Howlett, SAP CEO Christian Klein predicted increasing tension with hyperscalers Microsoft and Google as they move more deeply into applications and gain more control over customer transformations. The pivotal issue is the radically different technology stack in the cloud versus in traditional on-premises IT. In the old world,
Google Cloud is helping companies like Macy's with industry-specific apps

Google and SAP Fusing Cloud and AI in Next-Gen Apps for Industries

May 11, 2020
While SAP and Google Cloud currently enjoy an excellent relationship as strategic partners in the cloud, their shared desire to lead the emerging market for industry-specific solutions could cast them as competitors in the near future. Both companies have expressed strong intentions to create for their customers a new type of data-driven application powered by
Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

Can Salesforce Keep Growing? Five Possibilities for Marc Benioff

May 9, 2020
Editor’s note: This article was contributed to Cloud Wars by Jiri Kram, a solution architect who studied Fintech at MIT and specializes in cloud computing and blockchain. He is a highly respected commentator on LinkedIn, where he originally published this piece on May 6. This article marks Jiri’s third appearance on Cloud Wars; you can
Table comparing Q1 cloud revenue for Microsoft, AWS and Google Cloud

Q1 Cloud Revenue Roundup: Microsoft, AWS and Google Total $26.3 Billion

May 5, 2020
The cloud industry’s 3 big hyperscalers generated Q1 revenue of $26.3 billion, with Microsoft contributing half of that and AWS and Google combining for the other $13 billion. Growth rates for all three cloud powerhouses continue to be impressive as well:  Google Cloud (#4 on the Cloud Wars Top 10) at 52%; Microsoft (#1 on
Cloud Wars 2020 cloud revenue projections

Microsoft & Amazon Lead Top 5 Beyond $150 Billion in Cloud Revenue in 2020

April 30, 2020
Despite the massive economic toll being wrought by COVID-19, Microsoft’s strong Q1 cloud-revenue growth indicates that the 5 largest cloud vendors could defy the pandemic’s impact and generate cloud revenue of $150 billion in 2020. This is admittedly a totally speculative endeavor, but I think it’s worthwhile given the vast uncertainty about what’s in store
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian announced yesterday the company's Q1 cloud revenue

Google Outpaces Microsoft, Amazon in Cloud-Revenue Growth at 52%

April 29, 2020
Sparked by strong demand for IaaS, analytics and industry-specific solutions, Google Cloud Q1 revenue surged 52% in Q1 as its growth rate again came in significantly higher than much-larger competitors Microsoft and Amazon’s AWS. Google Cloud posted Q1 revenue of $2.8 billion, following its equally strong Q4 figure of $2.6 billion, up 53%.  The Q1
Cloud Wars logo, showcasing analysis of COVID-19 impact on cloud growth

Will COVID-19 Tank Cloud Revenue for Microsoft, Amazon, Google, IBM?

April 17, 2020
How hard will the COVID-19 crisis hit the cloud growth rates of six Cloud Wars Top 10 vendors with Q1 earnings coming out soon: #1 Microsoft, #2 Amazon, #4 Google, #5 SAP, #7 IBM, and #9 ServiceNow? Cloud Wars Top 10 Rankings — Apr. 13, 2020 1. Microsoft — Bogus “775% surge” went from fake news
Google Cloud

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