Google has announced that it will combine all its cloud businesses, including Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps, under a single company. It acquired bebop, a startup founded by Diane B. Greene, who is also the co-founder and former CEO of VMWare. Google has named her the head of its cloud business, and she will remain on the Google board, said the company. bebop is a development platform that makes it easy to build and maintain enterprise applications.
Regarding its new business and acquiring bebop, Google said:
This new business will bring together product, engineering, marketing and sales and allow us to operate in a much more integrated, coordinated fashion. We think this will help many more businesses find great applications, and reap the benefits of cloud computing. bebop and its stellar team will help us provide integrated cloud products at every level: end-user platforms like Android and Chromebooks, infrastructure and services in Google Cloud Platform, developer frameworks for mobile and enterprise users, and end-user applications like Gmail and Docs. Both Diane and the bebop team will join Google upon close of the acquisition.
With the new move, Google is trying to cement its credibility as an enterprise service provider, since it faces a tough competition from Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.