Google Cloud OCTO managing director Will Grannis

Meet Google Cloud’s Secret Weapon: OCTO

June 15, 2021
As Google Cloud has surged from the bottom of the Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings to near the top, a major reason has been the customer-first mentality and culture instilled by CEO Thomas Kurian since his arrival in 2019. And while Google Cloud has certainly made some dazzling technological advances during that time, its unique
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Cloud Wars logo, representing the competition between SAP, Google Cloud and Microsoft

Microsoft, SAP, and Google Cloud: the Bizarre Love Triangle

May 24, 2021
SAP has downgraded longtime strategic ally Microsoft from being its preferred cloud-infrastructure partner, and I’ve seen some speculation that Google Cloud will be the big winner as it swoops in to become SAP’s main squeeze for the tens of billions of dollars in enterprise migrations to the cloud in the coming few years. Okay, maybe.
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Google Cloud logo sign at Alphabet event

Google Cloud Hypergrowth Triggers More Billions from Alphabet

May 7, 2021
With revenue soaring and losses plummeting, Google Cloud has convinced parent Alphabet to continue investing billions in the high-flying business that has a higher growth rate than any other company on the Cloud Wars Top 10. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3 behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. During
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Google Cloud Industries head Lori Mitchell-Keller speaks in a video presentation

10 Reasons Google Cloud Is #2 on Industry Cloud Top 10 List

May 4, 2021
While the boom in industry-specific solutions is a new phenomenon that every major cloud provider is pursuing, the case of Google Cloud is particularly distinctive because it launched its entire industry-specific effort just 2-1/2 years ago. On my new Industry Cloud Top 10, Google Cloud is #2, behind #1 Salesforce and ahead of #3 Oracle.
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Cover image for Cloud Wars' Industry Cloud Boom with Google Cloud

Google Cloud Industry Head Lori Mitchell-Keller

May 3, 2021
In this episode of Cloud Wars Live, our guest is Lori Mitchell-Keller, the head of Google Cloud's highly innovative and fast-growing industry-specific solutions business. After a distinguished career leading SAP's industries business, Mitchell-Keller was recruited several months ago by Google Cloud president Rob Enslin and CEO Thomas Kurian to drive the business that has become
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Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian: “Where the Cloud Needs to Go”

April 6, 2021
Once more emphasizing that business customers want and expect new types of value from the cloud, Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian last week underscored his company’s commitment to the “digitization of industries.” On my Cloud Wars Top 10 weekly rankings, Google Cloud is #3 behind #1 Microsoft and #2 Amazon. Kurian, echoing a strategic priority
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Slide from Google Cloud Goldman Sachs presentation showing backlog growth

The Google Cloud Surge: 5 Slides from Thomas Kurian Tell the Story

February 18, 2021
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian was a featured speaker at last week’s Goldman Sachs technology investors conference, and I’d like to share 5 slides from his presentation how it’s become the world’s fastest-growing major cloud company. (On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3.) Kurian opened his 40-minute session with a
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Alphabet Google CEO Sundar Pichai

5 Reasons Why Google Cloud’s $5.6-Billion Loss Is Excellent News

February 10, 2021
While Google Cloud lost $5.6 billion on revenue of $13.1 billion for 2020, a deeper look both into the numbers and at current and future marketplace dynamics shows that the $5.6-billion loss actually reflects excellent performance. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3, following its recent ascension over Salesforce, which
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