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New Google worldwide channel chief to dial into the cloud

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With Google‘s renewed focus on it’s cloud platform, it’s no surprise that the tech giant has drafted Bertrand Yansouni as its new worldwide channel chief.

Bertrand Yansouni

Yansouni joined Google this past November as the vice president of global partner sales and strategic alliances for Google Cloud after previously working for current Google Cloud executive vice president Diane Greene at VMware. He was the director of channel sales for VMware for nearly three years while Greene was CEO of the company.

Since November, Yansouni’s focus has been on Google Cloud’s Infrastructure-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service offerings. He has replaced Murali Sitaram as Google’s channel chief.

For the last four years Yansouni led the partner program at Cloudera, a big data startup. The Standford graduate’s history also includes worldwide field operations positions at Delpix and Coverity, as well as a VP of channel sales at Riverbed, according to his LinkedIn account.

2016 was a big year for Google’s continued pivot into the cloud with its G-Suite offerings. The company had seen 108 per cent year over year growth in 2015, and carried that momentum into last year. This included a new deal with Apple, which could take as much as $1 billion away from Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Google has been unavailable for comment.