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In this Cloud Wars Minute, Bob Evans explains why Uber picked Google Cloud to partner with as the company moves out of the data center business, including comments from Google Cloud VP, Global Strategic Customers and Industries, Umesh Vemuri.
00:37 — Bob notes that Uber’s move to get “out of the data center business” has been fascinating. In the previous Cloud Wars Minutes, Bob analyzed what Uber wants from Oracle and Google Cloud, the service providers it opted to partner with, and analyzed the partnership from Oracle’s point of view.
01:26 — Recently, Bob spoke with Google Cloud’s Vice President of Global Strategic Customers and Industries, Umesh Vemuri, who detailed how Uber plans to “split a lot of the required functions across the two companies.” Previously, Google Cloud was offering individual solutions. Now, Google Cloud will be hosting Uber’s data platform.
02:20 — In their conversation, Vemuri noted to Bob that “Uber’s business model depends on data-driven decision-making and on-demand optimization.”
02:56 — A big part of Uber’s deal with Google Cloud is that Google Cloud understands the data-driven decision-making for itself. The company is bringing forth its experience and how it has previously worked with other high-growth companies similar to Uber.