Google takes ‘solutions’ route to push cloud business

In the years since Google entered the cloud computing market, it’s remained a distant third behind Amazon Web Services, or AWS, and Microsoft’s Azure. However, while the world battled the pandemic, Google kicked off 2020 with a new spring in its step, especially in India.

In 2019, Google’s parent Alphabet Inc. brought in Oracle Corp. executive Thomas Kurian as CEO of the cloud division. In the third edition of Oversize, I wrote about how Kurian, who spent more than two decades at Oracle, had brought about a change in the company’s culture to align it with the requirements of …


Abhishek Baxi

Abhishek writes on technology trends, gadgets and SMBs, and has over a decade of experience—both as an industry watcher as well as a participant. He quit Microsoft in 2011 to become an independent digital consultant, and to write more, travel randomly, watch a lot of movies and wake up late on weekdays.