Google buys Diane Greene’s Bebop

Enterprise development platform startup Bebop Technologies has recently been purchased by Google.

Bebop was founded by Diane Greene, who is the cofounder of VMware and formerly a part of Google’s board of directors. Google’s Sundar Pichai said in a blog post that Greene will now be the head of Google’s cloud businesses.

“As a long-time industry veteran and co-founder and CEO of VMWare, Diane needs no introduction. Cloud computing is revolutionizing the way people live and work, and there is no better person to lead this important area. We’re also lucky that Diane has agreed to remain on Google’s Board of Directors (she has already served three years here) – as she has a huge amount of operational experience that will continue to help the company,” Pichai said.

“Bebop is a new development platform that makes it easy to build and maintain enterprise applications. We think this will help many more businesses find great applications, and reap the benefits of cloud computing,” she added.

This surprise move by Google mens that they are ready to go against other leading players in the cloud computing market like Amazon.

Pichai said that Green will be in charge of new integrated cloud businesses that will combine Google for Work, Cloud Platform, and Google Apps with a new product, engineering, marketing, and sales team.

“They need someone [like her] who can deliver consumer-grade experiences but enterprise-class scale and platform thinking,” Constellation Research founder R Ray Wang told TechCrunch.