Google has made the announcement that it has appointed Diane Green to lead its cloud computing business division. Alphabet, the umbrella company of Google, has diversified its operations quite considerably; ranging from search engine business, mobile operating system, and self-driving cars among others.
However, Google cannot claim to be anywhere near to claiming to be a market leader when it comes to cloud computing services. That title currently firmly goes to Amazon.com Inc. although it’s clear Google wants to grow its market share in cloud computing business.
Diane Greene, who is also the founder of VMware, will be tasked with leading a team that will merge Google’s cloud business; Google for Work, Google Apps and Google Cloud Platform. Google’s CEO Sundar Pichai made this announcement on Thursday in a blog post:
“As a long-time industry veteran and co-founder and CEO of VMWare, Diane needs no introduction. Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way people live and work, and there is no better person to lead this important area.”
Green has served as a member of Google’s board for three years now, and she will continue doing so even with her new appointment. Google is also said to be buying Green’s startup company Bebob; formerly known as Demeterr. The company works in human resources, training management software and benefits services. Green was replaced as the CEO of VMware Microsoft Corp executive Paul Maritz back in 2008.
It is widely believed that Green experience as the CEO of VMware that runs in many corporate data centers; which should be able to bolster Google’s credibility in as far as presenting cloud solutions to big businesses.
James Cakmak, Monness, Crespi, Hardt & Co Inc analyst said, “It’s evidence that Google wants to be taken seriously in the cloud, and they will do what they can to make it happen and that they are here to go toe-to-toe with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft.”