Google extends cloud tie-up with VMware

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Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.
Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.

Google and VMware have extended their cloud computing partnership.

Yesterday, the companies unveiled the Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, a new service that allows organisations to run their VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

The solution leverages VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure software, deployed on GCP and designed and operated by CloudSimple, a VMware cloud verified partner.

“Customers increasingly want to run their mission-critical workloads, including those from VMware, in Google Cloud,” says Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud.

“We’re delighted to partner with VMware to support these workloads, enabling customers to leverage Google Cloud’s core competencies, such as secure, performant, global and highly available infrastructure, artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics.”

“Our partnership with Google Cloud has always been about addressing customers’ needs, and we’re excited to extend the partnership to enable our mutual customers to run VMware workloads on VMware Cloud Foundation in Google Cloud Platform,” says Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations at VMware.

“With the 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.”

According to the companies, the solution is designed, developed and operated by CloudSimple, and leverages VMware Cloud Foundation.

The service includes VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX deployed in GCP and operated by CloudSimple. Google Cloud will provide the first line of support, working with CloudSimple to help enable organisations to receive a streamlined product support experience, and their business-critical applications are supported with SLAs that enterprise customers need.

“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,” says Guru Pangal, founder and CEO of CloudSimple.

This announcement builds on multiple existing integrations and collaborations, including integrations with VMware NSX Service Mesh and VMware SD-WAN; Google Cloud’s multi-cloud solution, Anthos, on VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX; and the ability to manage Google Cloud resources from within customers’ VMware vRealize Automation environments.

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