Thomas Kurian, Google Cloud CEO

Google Becomes World’s Hottest Cloud Vendor with Q2 Blowout

July 29, 2021
Delivering an astonishing Q2, Google Cloud spiked its revenue by 54% and slashed its losses by 59% to make a powerful case that it is the world’s hottest vendor in the greatest growth market the world has ever seen. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3. But given this performance,
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Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian talks hypergrowth and more

Google Cloud Surges Toward Profitability, Propelled by Hypergrowth

July 19, 2021
While Google Cloud did indeed lose $5.61 billion in calendar 2020, the high-flying cloud provider is rapidly narrowing its losses and stands an excellent chance of becoming profitable by this time next year. Driven by revenue hypergrowth averaging 46.4% over the past 5 quarters, Google Cloud is #3 on my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10
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Bernd Leukert of Deutsche Bank talks deal with Google Cloud

How Google Cloud Is Deutsche Bank’s Innovation Engine: 15 Examples

July 15, 2021
On its way to becoming a cloud-based financial-services company that can move at the speed of the digital economy, Deutsche Bank recently disclosed a slew of innovations and goals it has already engineered as part of its 10-year transformational deal with Google Cloud. On my weekly Cloud Wars Top 10 rankings, Google Cloud is #3
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Headshot of Adaire Fox-Martin, now EMEA president at Google Cloud

Google Cloud Owes Huge Debt to SAP and Oracle

July 7, 2021
Since Google Cloud is among the prototypical “cloud native” companies on the planet, it’s surely a sign of how crazy the Cloud Wars have become that the company’s headed by a 22-year veteran of “legacy” vendor Oracle, CEO Thomas Kurian, and a 27-year-veteran of “legacy” vendor SAP, president of global sales Rob Enslin. And that
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Broken heart photograph representing Google Cloud and Salesforce

Google Squeezed Out by Amazon & Microsoft in Battle for Salesforce Love

June 28, 2021
While the sizzling Salesforce-Amazon cloudmance drew plenty of attention last week, Salesforce is simultaneously being appropriately promiscuous with Microsoft Azure even as it appears to be turning a cold shoulder to Google Cloud. Boy oh boyzee, talk about an A-list soap-opera scenario! Here in one steamy menage a quatre, we’ve got the world’s four largest
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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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