Google Cloud is back to business as normal, and focused on growth, following an initial slowdown as a result of the pandemic.
Like many companies, Google had to find its footing when the pandemic first hit. Most industries, including tech, experienced a brief pullback before businesses started returning to normal.
According to Business Insider, Google Cloud’s business is booming again, with the company hiring aggressively and selling its services, after initially focusing on helping customers survive the downturn.
“Nothing has stopped because of the pandemic,” an employee told BI. “This is one of the strategies where we can see companies like [Amazon Web Services] and Google have the leverage to take in that pressure to accelerate. They reap the benefits much higher than everyone else. They’re going full force.”
Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian has made no secret of his desire to move the company from third place in the cloud market to at least second place within five years. It appears the company is firing on all cylinders in its efforts to reach that goal after a difficult year.