Cloud leader Greene says Google was made for the enterprise

Dive Brief:

  • Though it made its name in consumer services, Google cloud leader Diane Greene says the company's history and evolution makes it a perfect enterprise partner, reports CIO.

  • Greene, speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference this week, outlined the company's plans to continue its push to become an enterprise cloud leader. 

  • Greene says the fact that Google Cloud is reliable, secure, scalable and that Google has nearly 20 years of history in machine learning sets it apart from the competition when it comes to enterprise cloud services.

Dive Insight:

Though it got a late start in cloud, Google has been making up speed quickly under Greene's leadership. Last November, Google announced it was creating a Google Cloud Machine Learning group that will focus on delivering cloud-based machine learning solutions to businesses.

Google, which has been criticized for not taking cloud seriously enough, began a major push in hopes of catching AWS last year, landing deals with both Apple and Spotify— companies that previously relied exclusively on AWS for cloud services.

Greene's work appears to be paying off. While Google doesn't break out cloud revenue, earlier this month the company reported a 22% increase in fourth quarter revenue year over year.

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