Google’s Diane Greene: Here’s why enterprises want our cloud

Last November, Urs Hölzle, Google’s senior vice president for technical infrastructure, suggested that the company’s cloud revenue could surpass its advertising revenue in five years. Considering that Google’s parent Alphabet is the largest company in the world thanks almost entirely to search ad dollars and Google’s cloud remains far behind Amazon’s, Hölzle’s prediction seemed optimistic at best.

Hölzle, as it turns out, was instrumental in recruiting Diane Greene as senior vice president of enterprise business at Google late last year. The general reaction to that hire has largely been: Well, if anyone can grow Google’s enterprise cloud business exponentially, Diane Greene can.

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