The cloud computing wars are heating up.
Thomas Kurian, the new CEO of Google Cloud who came from rival Oracle, already seems to be having an impact, with Googlers and startup execs telling Rosalie Chan that he’s making headway three months in to the job.
“Until now, they were losing the war,” Solo.io CEO and founder Idit Levine told Chan. “The way Google is playing, they’re saying, this is the community company. They’re branding themselves better and going multi-cloud.”
He’s pushing hard to make Kubernetes, one of Google’s most popular cloud technologies, even more important to developers. Aparna Sinha, group product manager of Kubernetes and Cloud Services Platform, told Chan that Kubernetes needs to become “ubiquitous.”
And the company just made a big hire, bringing in a former SAP executive to try and win bigger customers.
Meanwhile, over at Amazon Web Services, the Aurora database product continues to grow at a rapid rate. Julie Bort talked to Debanjan Saha, the general manager who built and manages Aurora, who said it “feels great”