“France is a priority for Google Cloud”

Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud (here in 2021 in Sunnyvale, CA). Cayce Clifford/Bloomberg

MAINTENANCE – The CEO of Google Cloud details his strategy for conquering a hyper-growth market.

Less than four years after taking the dreams, Thomas Kurian transformed Google’s cloud division. World number three with around 10% market share, he explains his strategy to catch up with rivals Amazon and Microsoft.

LE FIGARO.- Google today opens its first cloud region in France. What does this investment represent?

Thomas KURIAN.- France is a priority country for us. We are keeping a commitment made two years ago to invest massively to help private and public French organizations accelerate their digital transformation. But we are committed to offering the best of our cloud under the conditions set by Europe and France. We fully understand the needs expressed by our customers in terms of digital sovereignty, control over location and access to their data. This is all part of the solutions we offer in our cloud region in France.

The French “cloud of trust” doctrine…

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