Google plans to move parts of YouTube’s infrastructure from the company’s internal data centre to its cloud service.
“Part of evolving the cloud is having our own services use it more and more, and they are,” Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud, told CNBC. “Parts of YouTube are moving to Google Cloud.”
According to Amazon’s Alexa analytics tool, YouTube is the second most visited website on the internet, attracting more than 2 billion users each month. Google’s search engine is in the top spot.
Kurian didn’t reveal which parts of the video website’s infrastructure will move.
CNBC speculates that the decision to move YouTube to Google Cloud could help the tech giant increase its cloud revenue. As of 2019, Google was still some way behind its competitors in terms of share of the cloud market, with Amazon reaching 45 per cent, Microsoft 18 per cent, and Google at 5 per cent.