Why Google Cloud Beats AWS, Azure In Silicon Valley: CloudWerx

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Mark Haranas

One of Google Cloud’s fastest-growing partner startups, CloudWerx, explains to CRN why Google Cloud is besting AWS and Azure, and why CloudWerx placed its bet on Google versus the competition.

Fast-Growing Startup CloudWerx Is Winning With Google Cloud

One of Google Cloud’s fastest-growing partners says its Silicon Valley customers are placing their bets on Google versus Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, which helped CloudWerx achieve Google Cloud’s Premier Partner status faster than any other channel partner in history.

“We’re seeing a ton of this now in Silicon Valley where the customers that are AWS 100 percent, they now want more leverage,” said CloudWerx CEO and co-founder Jason Geis. “Then once they start to play around with Google, they love it. And once it gets in, then it just continues to grow.”

San Jose, Calif.-based CloudWerx is a cloud consulting startup that placed its future on Google Cloud versus AWS or Microsoft Azure.

The solution provider has a focus on winning digital-native companies in California’s Silicon Valley area with a 100 percent customer retention rate. CloudWerx is on pace to increase annual revenue by 10-times in 2022, with Google Cloud sales accounting for the vast majority of sales.

Google Cloud’s Market Share

AWS is the worldwide market share leader in cloud computing, holding approximately 33 percent share of the global market as of the first quarter of 2022, according to IT research firm Synergy Research Group.

Microsoft Azure is No. 2 at 22 percent global cloud market share, followed by Google Cloud at No. 3 at 10 percent share.

CloudWerx’s sales and marketing leader Betsy Reed said Google Cloud is currently offering the best-in-class technology out of any cloud vendor in the market today.

“Obviously, Amazon’s the leader. You then have Azure and then you have Google coming up in third place. But it’s not because the product isn’t superior, it’s because they just hadn’t focused their efforts and energy in selling and servicing customers on their public cloud,” said Reed, who co-founded the cloud startup. “Google now, in our humble opinion, has the best-in-class cloud platform with the Google Cloud Platform with the most native features, security and otherwise.”

In an interview with CRN, Geis and Reed—who both have decades of experience in the IT and channel industry—talk about why Google Cloud is gaining momentum on AWS and Azure.


 Learn About Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at mharanas@thechannelcompany.com.

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