Welcome to the Cloud Wars Minute — your daily news and commentary show, hosted by Cloud Wars Founder Bob Evans. The next three minutes are packed with insights and perspectives around the “reimagination machine” that is the Cloud! Today’s Topic: Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai Praises Google Cloud Industry Focus
00:21 – Bob declares that Google Cloud’s “secret sauce” has been revealed, and the source is none other than Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai.
00:49 – On Alphabet’s recent Q3 earnings call, in response to a question about Google Cloud’s high growth rate, Pichai said that it is due in part to a focus on “industry-value propositions” that is helping the company win big deals.
01:30 – Bob reminds us that Google Cloud is the fastest-growing major cloud vendor in the world. Last quarter, it grew by 45%. So Pichai’s praise of “industry-value propositions” is really pointing to these purpose-built apps and solutions as the way forward for cloud providers.
02:00 – Google Cloud is not doing industry clouds in the exact same way as other leading vendors are; instead, they’re putting together unique, AI-powered solutions that address modern, digital-era business challenges.
02:55 – Bob says that this statement from Pichai is likely going to reverberate across the cloud industry, driving home the power that industry-specific solutions are going to have on customer engagement and success.