In Shift, Uber Seeks Bids for Cloud Business

There’s a new hot contract up for grabs in the cloud market: Uber.

The ride-hailing company is taking bids from “public” cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft to handle a small but important slice of its infrastructure, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. Uber is already testing some cloud services, this person says.

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Uber’s infrastructure is run by AG Gangadhar, an executive who was recruited to the company from Google Cloud Platform last year. Thus, Google, a key Uber investor that is a distant third place in cloud computing behind AWS and Microsoft, is likely to try to make a big push for part of the job. Google recently won a piece of Apple’s iCloud business.

For more on Uber’s fast-growing infrastructure, see this article

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Uber thinks it can get its system to work even faster using data centers run by public cloud companies in different regions around the world.