Kurian, who came to Google Cloud after 22 years at Oracle, said that the team is rolling out new contracts and plans to simplify pricing.
No matter what he thinks about Diane Greene’s tenure at Google Cloud Kurian undoubtedly has the opportunity to reshape the organization now.
Talking about other cloud providers, it’s also worth noting that Google is taking a very different approach to open source than some of its competitors, and especially AWS. That’s something that isn’t likely to change under Kurian’s leadership at Google Cloud.
Instead, he argued that as long as the company focuses on doing what its customers want – starting with hiring more employees to help those customers and making it easier to do business with Google – those customers will buy a lot more of their cloud technology from Google.