Google Appoints VMware Cofounder And Former CEO Diane Greene To Lead The Charge In Enterprise Cloud Computing
Google has just welcomed VMware cofounder and ex-boss Diane Greene as the person who will the charge in Google's goal to further expand its cloud business.
The tech company's chief executive Sundar Pichai reveals in a blog post on Thursday, Nov. 19 that Greene is going to head a freshly converged team of cloud businesses consisting of Google Cloud Platform, Google for Work and Google Apps.
"As a long-time industry veteran and co-founder and CEO of VMware, Diane needs no introduction," notes Pichai in his post. "Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way people live and work, and there is no better person to lead this important area."
Google is convinced that Greene's capacity can certainly help reinforce the company's credibility in huge businesses, taking into consideration her reputation as a former CEO of VMware, which operates in many different corporate data centers.
Greene, though, will continue to be a member of the company's board while holding the new position as the senior vice president for Google's enterprise business. She has been on that seat for three years.
Meanwhile, Larry Page, chief executive and cofounder of Alphabet, Google's parent company, considers the new post a huge responsibility for Greene.
Google's latest move signifies that the company is keen in penetrating the enterprise market.
Eric Knipp, an analyst with information technology research company Gartner, earlier stated that Google has not yet gained enterprise mindshare.
"It's not pushing in the enterprise market as much as others," said Knipp.
Pichai is more than confident that Greene's management will help Google in attaining its potential in the corporate cloud market, as he believes that Greene understands enterprise needs very well.
In the meantime, it has been reported that Google is acquiring Bebop Technologies, Greene's startup which focuses on human resources and training management software services.
Greene graduated from the University of Vermont, Burlington with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering. She also has two master of science degrees: naval architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Pichai posted a tweet formally welcoming Greene into the company.
Welcome Diane! Great to have you leading such a big opportunity for Google and our customers. https://t.co/IGFsiHyFEB
— sundarpichai (@sundarpichai) November 19, 2015