Google Cloud Chief Executive Officer Diane Greene, who has pushed for three years to catch up with market leaders Amazon.com Inc. and Microsoft Corp., will step down from her post and be succeeded by former Oracle Corp. executive Thomas Kurian.
Azure will use Xilinx chips as co-processors in more than half of its servers, winning business that has been an exclusive for Intel’s Altera unit. Co-processors are chips that accelerate some functions to relieve the main processor in a server.
Red Hat will improve IBM profit margins, and gets the company further into an emerging part of the business known as hybrid cloud. But some analysts say the deal won’t make IBM a dominant player in the public cloud.