Google Cloud Is Incredibly Important To Google, CEO Says

March 9, 2017 - Written By Dominik Bosnjak

Google’s Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai said that Google Cloud is incredibly important to the company and its future plans. While speaking at the Google Cloud Next conference on Wednesday, the CEO of the Mountain View-based tech giant clearly stated that the company’s cloud unit isn’t a side project, but a part of its core business that will play a key role in how Google operates going forward. During his speech, Pichai said that he sees Google Cloud as “a natural extension” of the company’s ambitious goal of organizing and managing all of the information in the world.

Pichai noted how Google Cloud was designed for businesses as modern companies are generating more information than they can manage on their own, which is where Google’s cloud platform comes into play. By offering a scalable, pay-as-you-go business model, Google Cloud is suitable for businesses of all sizes, Pichai said, implying how that approach is an important part of the reason behind the popularity of the service. The CEO of the Alphabet-owned company was also quick to point out that Google Cloud isn’t just a simple hosting service. Instead, Google ennobled it with artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that provide clients with more options for efficiently managing their information. Pichai is apparently rather pleased with how Google’s initial investment into AI has been panning out so far and has signaled that the company will stick to the same approach in the future.

Google’s CEO wasn’t the only top executive of the company that recently praised the capabilities of Google Cloud. The firm’s Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure¬†Urs H√∂lzle stated that Google’s cloud-related revenue may one day surpass that of its advertising business, signaling that the Mountain View-based company is looking to make more significant investments into its cloud unit in the future. Additionally, Alphabet’s Chairman Eric Schmidt also appeared on stage at the Google Cloud Next conference yesterday and spent a good while talking about how Google Cloud directly enabled Snapchat’s success. Given this latest turn of events, it seems likely that the Alphabet-owned company will commit even more resources to growing its cloud business in the future.