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Google & VMware alliance brings more choice for mission-critical workloads

01 Aug 2019
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Google Cloud and VMware have launched a new joint service that will allow businesses to run VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform. The service is operated by VMware Cloud Verified partner CloudSimple.

Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple will leverage VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure that is deployed on Google Cloud Platform. 

Google and VMware state that the service will provide customers more choice and flexibility to run VMware workloads in different configurations, such as on premise, in the cloud, or a hybrid architecture.

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 customers to receive a streamlined product support experience, and their business-critical applications are supported with SLAs that enterprise customers need.

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

“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, AI, ML and analytics.”

VMware’s chief operating officer of customer operations Sanjay Poonen adds that the company’s partnership with Google Cloud has always been about addressing customers’ needs – and this partnership is no exception.

“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,” says Poonen.

CloudSimple founder and CEO Guru Pangal says that CloudSimple is thrilled to bring private cloud workloads to public cloud without disruption.

“CloudSimple’s next gen cloud platform delivers agile, automated deployment and operation of GCP’s dedicated infrastructure.”

VMware and Google Cloud are working together to build a strong foundation for customers’ cloud, hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. 

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.

This week VMware also announced that it will acqure AI-based network automation startup Uhana in an effort to cater to the telecommunications industry and 5G technologies.

VMware will include Uhana’s technologies to its Telco Cloud and Edge Cloud portfolio.