New Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian says he's borrowing from the Oracle playbook to help catch up to Amazon and Microsoft
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian told The Wall Street Journal that he planned to borrow some strategies from Oracle to help the search giant catch up to its peers Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure in the cloud wars.
Kurian said Google Cloud would work on serving specific markets, expand the sales force, and invest in technology that would allow it to serve customers on those other clouds too.
Kurian estimated that Google Cloud's sales team was one-tenth to one-fifteenth the size of those at AWS and Microsoft Azure, but he plans to get that ratio up to half.
Kurian spent over two decades at Oracle before joining Google early this year.