Google Picks Former VMware Exec to Lead Cloud Unit

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In an effort to become more prominent in the cloud arena, Google has tapped one of its board of directors, Diane Greene, to lead the surge on Google cloud products.
Greene’s expertise will allow Google to navigate through the ever changing market of cloud computing. Greene’s years as an exec at VMware will help Google Cloud compete against industry giants such as Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.
Under the Google Cloud umbrella, Greene will be directly responsible for the following:

  • Google for Work
  • Google Cloud Platform
  • Google Apps

Google notes that 60% of Fortune 500 companies currently use a Google for Work product. While companies on Wall Street have rapidly adopted cloud, the fact is, most businesses and applications aren’t cloud based entirely. Google calls this a fast-growing area for the future.

Google Acquires Bebop

In addition to remaining on the board of directors for Google, Greene mentioned that her startup named Bebop was being purchased by Google for undisclosed amount.
“Bebop is a new development platform that makes it easy to build and maintain enterprise applications. We think this will help many more businesses find great applications, and reap the benefits of cloud computing,” writes Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google.
“Bebop and its stellar team will help us provide integrated cloud products at every level: end-user platforms like Android and Chromebooks, infrastructure and services in Google Cloud Platform, developer frameworks for mobile and enterprise users, and end-user applications like Gmail and Docs,” Pichai added.
With Greene at the helm of Google Cloud, consumers and businesses can expect the very best in cloud innovations to become available under the Google brand. Google believes that Diane Greene can help give its cloud unit the organizational prowess to rapidly deliver secured apps, data and infrastructure to its customers all around the world.

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