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
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

Google Cloud Stellar Performance Triggers Special Status from Alphabet

November 6, 2020
While Google Cloud generated only 7.5% of parent-company Alphabet’s $46.2 billion in Q3 revenue, the cloud unit’s surging growth and massive potential have spurred Alphabet to begin breaking out Google Cloud’s financial results in a separate reporting segment. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #4 after beginning the year at

Google Cloud Growing 50% Faster than Microsoft, Amazon; Q3 Pace Tops Q2

October 30, 2020
While Microsoft (31%) and Amazon (29%) posted strong cloud-revenue growth rates for Q3, Google Cloud retained its claim to being the fastest-growing cloud vendor by boosting its revenue 44.8% in the quarter. (On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, Microsoft is #1, Amazon is #2, and Google is #4.) Of course, it must be
Citrix Cloud Summit

Can Your Company Move at the Speed of Your Customers?

October 13, 2020
From touchless payments to overhauled supply chains to omnichannel everywhere to the boom in telemedicine, companies in every industry and across the world are racing to find new and better ways to move at the speed of their customers. Here in 2020, the world has not just hit a tipping point—it has blasted through a
CEO Thomas Kurian and Google Cloud balance ambition and collaboration with Microsoft

#1 Microsoft and #4 Google Are Facing a Wicked Cloud Challenge

October 8, 2020
As the already-extraordinary growth rate of the enterprise cloud accelerates, can two of the world’s most valuable and influential companies—Microsoft and Google—compete not only fiercely enough to win tens of billions in revenue but also collaboratively enough to keep peace with their major partners? (On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, Microsoft is #1