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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob Evans discusses the comments made by Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who stated that the company will be using the cloud services of both Oracle and Google Cloud.
00:35 — Uber recently announced that it will move out of the data center business and will be pushing a large number of workloads over to the public cloud. The company has elected to use the cloud services of Oracle and Google Cloud.
01:01 — This move speaks to what customers want today. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi identified what the company hopes to get from partnering with Oracle. He noted that Oracle will help the company maximize its innovation and reduce infrastructure costs. Additionally, Uber expects that Oracle can help deliver strong customer service, new products, and profitability with both Oracle and Google Cloud.
02:11 — In his comments, Khosrowshahi did not focus on the “tech speak” of this deal, but rather, the business outcomes, which are geared to enhance the customer experience. His focus was on growth, speed, and finding new ways to dazzle customers.
02:38 — Bob notes that this is a “great blueprint” for those involved in the buying and choosing of cloud vendors and services.