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Google's New Cloud Boss Has Big Task to Catch Rivals, Reuters Data Shows

February 21, 2019 / Reuters

Google has a new cloud computing boss and big ambitions to someday produce more revenue from that business than from advertising.Now comes the hard part: winning over big-spending customers. Alphabet's cloud computing division remains a distant third behind Amazon.com and Microsoft in terms of global revenue, according to analysts' estimates. A few major companies manage their data on Google's servers. But Google has nowhere near the vast customer base of Amazon, according to a new Reuters analysis of company regulatory filings. Businesses generally are not required to disclose their cloud vendors. Reuters found 311 out of about 5,000 worldwide that did so in 2018. While not comprehensive, the data provides a window into Google's challenge.