Google has promoted Bertrand Yansouni to lead its global cloud partnership program. Yansouni is replacing Murali as the Managing Director Global Partner Sales and Strategic Alliances at Google Cloud. Previously, he has worked under Diane Greene, Senior VP of Google Cloud, and founder of VWare and Bebop.
Bertrand Yansouni’s appointment comes as part of Google Cloud’s accelerated product innovation campaigns, trying to leap ahead of the race in cloud automation industry. Yansouni, who previously led the partner program at big data startup Cloudera, joined Google in November. He is leading global partner sales and alliances for Google Cloud Platform- the vendor’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service products.
Yansouni’s rise to top job at Google Cloud highlights the growing impetus the search engine giant gives to experience and talent. His experience at VMware as the Director of Channel Sales is a critical factor considering Google’s latest bid to compete directly against AWS and Microsoft Azure in Cloud-based SaaS and infrastructure marketplace.
Google Cloud currently offers a diverse range of technology suites in cloud management and development categories. It includes tools for cloud computing, storage and database, networking, Content Delivery Network (CDN), Big Data, machine learning, security and surveillance, and SDK tools.
In September 2016, Google brought API provider, Apigee to boost its cloud development platform. In a world where businesses are increasingly adopting cloud computing to run mission-critical applications, the latest shift in hands at Google’s top-level management heralds the beginning of new era in enterprise cloud computing.