Google is consolidating its cloud businesses into a single group headed by Diane Greene, co-founder and former CEO of VMware, said CEO Sundar Pichai in a blog post. Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps have been brought together in the unit led by Greene. Pichai wrote, “Only a tiny fraction of the world’s data is currently in the cloud — most businesses and applications aren’t cloud-based yet. This is an important and fast-growing area for Google and we’re investing in the future.” Greene has been a member of Google’s board for three years.
Separately, Bloomberg reported that Google senior vice president of infrastructure Urs Holzle recently said he wants the group’s cloud services to make more money than advertising products five years from now. Advertising accounts for around 90 percent of revenue for Google parent Alphabet.
As part of the reorganisation, Google has acquired Bebop Technologies for undisclosed terms. The company founded by Greene provides tools to build and run complex software applications. Greene’s team at Bebop will join Google when the acquisition closes.