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Google's Cloud division is losing a top exec: Diane Bryant, who spent less than a year at the Alphabet  (GOOGL) - Get Free Report  division.

Bryant served as chief operating officer at Google Cloud, where she presided over a period of modest growth at the third-place cloud services provider. 

Before joining Google, Bryant spent more than 25 years in various roles at Intel (INTC) - Get Free Report , including a stint as the head of Intel's data center group, which generated $17 billion in revenue in 2016. Intel also happens to be looking for a new CEO after the sudden departure of former chief Brian Krzanich. 

In a November 2017 blog post announcing Bryant's hire, Google Cloud's CEO Diane Greene praised Bryant's "strategic acumen, technical knowledge and client focus" as invaluable assets as Google Could sought to broaden its appeal to big businesses.

Google is an underdog in the public cloud arena. Trailing Amazon (AMZN) - Get Free Report Web Services, Microsoft's (MSFT) - Get Free Report Azure, Google Cloud is third among public cloud services in terms of market share. But Google has made some gains. According to a January report by KeyBanc, Google's share of the market had increased to 12% from 10%, compared with Microsoft's 20% and Amazon's 62%.

Greene touted those gains in February, saying: "We crossed a billion a quarter in 2017 and according to publicly available numbers, we are the fastest-growing cloud."

When reached for comment, a Google spokesperson said that "We can confirm that Diane Bryant is no longer with Google. We are grateful for the contributions she made while at Google and we wish her the best in her next pursuit."

Alphabet shares declined 2.6% to 1,116.28 on Tuesday. Shares are up about 4% so far this  year.

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