Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. Each episode provides insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud.
01:20 — Google Cloud is not as big as Microsoft or Amazon in the cloud space, but it is the fastest-growing of the major cloud providers with a long history of pursuing sustainability goals. Further, they have a big goal of zero emissions for their enormous, highly powerful data centers.
01:48 — Bob asks a big question, “Can Google Cloud take a lot of internally developed expertise and turn that into the right sort of cloud-based products and services that businesses in every industry can use?”
02:22 — On June 28th, Google Cloud is holding a Sustainability Summit, at which it’s going to release the latest round of its strategy and capabilities.
03:00 — Some of the tools that Google Cloud has created so far, it has co-created with its customers such as L’Oreal and HSBC. Further, there’s powerful research that Google Cloud has done by talking to business executives about views, experience, and execution around sustainability.
02:41 — There’s also quite a yawning gap among the business leaders surveyed between what they would like to do, and what they’ve actually been able to achieve.