Google Cloud has put a lot of energy into building a reliable cloud infrastructure. Measuring relative downtime can be hard between cloud providers as it’s not always an apples to apples comparison. But with a reliable infrastructure, can Google Cloud move the needle and grow their 6% market share – I think so.
Despite its dominance in consumer services, Alphabet Inc.’s search giant has long trailed Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp. in the fast-growing cloud computing industry. Cloud companies compete on various fronts—speed, features, reliability—but a key part of Google Cloud Chief Executive Officer Thomas Kurian’s plan to catch up is to convince customers that Google’s cloud infrastructure is more reliable than the competition’s.