Who's Steering The Cloud Strategies At Amazon, Google And Microsoft?

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Urs Holzle, SVP, Technical Infrastructure, Google

Holzle was the eighth employee hired at Google and is in charge of much of the company's technical infrastructure. He's in charge of the servers, networks, and data centers that run Google's services. He's famously focused on speed, with a reputation for constantly driving his team to make Google's search as fast as possible.

At a press conference in San Francisco last month, Holzle announced Google cloud price cuts ranging from 32 percent to 85 percent and explained that these were pegged to the falling price of hardware components.

"The pricing trend of virtualized hardware should follow the trend of real hardware. It should follow Moore's Law," Holzle said at the event. "We don't think this gap should exist."

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