Google Cloud and VMware extend strategic partnership

Google Cloud and VMware extend strategic partnership
Published: 4 August 2019 - 6:47 a.m.

Google Cloud VMware solution by CloudSimple is a new service that will allow organizations to run their VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP). This will provide customers both choice and flexibility to run workloads on-premises, in a hybrid architecture or in the cloud. The solution will leverage the VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure software, which is deployed on the GCP by CloudSimple.

Designed, developed and operated by CloudSimple, the service includes VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX deployed in GCP. Google Cloud is responsible with providing the first line of support, working with CloudSimple to help enable customers to receive a streamlined product support experience. For enterprise customers alike, it will ensure that their business-critical applications are supported with SLAs.

Regarding the partnership, the chief operating officer of customer operations at VMware, Sanjay Poonen said “With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity of VMware tools and training, and protect their investments, as they execute on their cloud strategies and rapidly bring new services to market and operate them seamlessly and more securely across a hybrid cloud environment.”

Google Cloud's CEO, Thomas Kurian expressed his delight at the partnership, saying that it will enable customers to leverage Google Cloud's core competencies such as the secure, global and highly available infrastructure, AI, ML and analytics. As for CloudSimple's take, its CEO Guru Pangal said “CloudSimple is committed to bringing customers’ private cloud workloads to the public cloud without disruption, so we are thrilled to partner with VMware and Google Cloud to help bring VMware workloads to GCP.”

Working alongside each other, both VMware and Goolge Cloud are building a strong foundation for customers' cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. This announcement adds to the multiple existing collaborations and integrations with VMware NSX Service Mesh, VMware SD-WAN and the ability to manage Google Cloud resources from within customers' VMware vRealize Automation environments.

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