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Top 10 Biggest Google Cloud News Stories Of 2022

Mark Haranas

From its $5.4 billion game-changing acquisition of Mandiant to outpacing AWS and Microsoft in cloud sales growth rates, CRN breaks down the 10 biggest Google Cloud news stories of 2022.

Google Cloud created some serious buzz in 2022 that has led the cloud company to be in a better market position than ever before.

From Google’s blockbuster $5.4 billion acquisition of cybersecurity star Mandiant to globally expanding its cloud market reach and partner ecosystem to new heights, the Mountain View, Calif.-based company has set itself up for market-share growth in 2023.

Google Cloud is on pace to generate more than $26 billion in total sales in 2022, which would be a record for the cloud giant, up from $19 billion last year.

[Related: Public Cloud Market To Hit $1 Trillion By 2026: Here’s Why]

Thomas Kurian Makes His Move

Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian spoke to CRN this year about his bullish goals and plans to boost its global cloud market share against competitors like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.

“We are seeing really unprecedented demand from customers, and our partners are critical to meeting this demand,” Kurian told CRN.

Kurian made many of his goals become reality in 2022 around launching innovative offerings for data analytics, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, while at the same time elevating the partner ecosystem by forming new partnerships and driving channel synergies.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai was also bullish about Google Cloud this year.

Even as Google Cloud reported an operating loss each quarter in 2022, Pichai was adamant that the cloud company will continue play a major part in Google’s future.

“I’ve long shared that cloud is a key priority for the company,” said Pichai in October. “The long-term trends that are driving cloud adoption continue to play an even stronger role during uncertain macroeconomic times.”

Here are the 10 biggest Google Cloud news stories of 2022 that customers, employees and partners need to know.


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

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