Google Cloud is undergoing a reorganization and is eliminating some roles as it works to better compete with its rivals.
Google currently sits a distant third among U.S. cloud providers, but CEO Thomas Kurian has made no secret of his goal to become at least the number two provider within five years. While the company has a long way to go toward that goal, Google’s cloud business was a positive note in the company’s most recent quarterly results in which it missed projected revenue. One thing that was clear from the report was that, at $8.9 billion in 2019, its cloud business is increasingly important to Google.
In an effort to further streamline operations, as well as better align with international markets, Google is reorganizing its cloud business and eliminating some roles.
“We recently communicated organizational changes to a handful of teams that will improve how we market, partner, and engage with customers in every industry around the globe,” the company told CNBC on Friday. “We made the difficult, but necessary decision to notify a small number of employees that their roles will be eliminated.”
Google says less than 50 people are impacted by the change and is working to find them other roles within the company.