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Google Cloud and VMware collaborate on SD-WAN and Service Mesh integrations with support for Anthos

April 9, 2019
Jennifer Lin

Vice President of Product Management, Google Cloud

Our partnership with VMware was founded on the mutual goal to help our customers bridge their on-premises environments so they can take advantage of the cloud. We’ve continued to work closely with VMware, and have rolled out integrations such as our plug-in for VMware vRealize Automation, which became generally available last month. Both Google Cloud and VMware remain committed to enabling hybrid cloud solutions based on Kubernetes and Istio—the fundamentals of modern application development.

Today we announced Google Cloud’s Anthos is generally available. We’re also excited to announce that through our partnership with VMware, customers will be able to run distributed, cloud-native applications across Google Cloud and on-premises environments via an integration with VMware NSX Service Mesh.

At Next ’19, VMware and Google Cloud will demonstrate a federated service mesh across Kubernetes clusters on-premises with VMware PKS and in the cloud with GKE. The demonstration will show how users will be able to gain visibility into Google services, and enable security policies based on Google services, alongside other services on-premises and in the cloud.

In addition to this, we are demonstrating integration with VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud. VMware and Google will demonstrate a “one-click” workflow to extend SD-WAN from branch offices or retail stores to GCP for Google Cloud service or workload access. VMware SD-WAN hosted Cloud Gateways are strategically deployed across the globe at the doorsteps of Google Cloud. VMware SD-WAN hosted Orchestrator provides policy driven configurations, which simplifies the workflow at scale.

“VMware provides customers with an intelligent digital foundation that lets them choose whichever cloud environment best meets their needs, without sacrificing visibility, operational consistency, security, or control,” says Pere Monclus, Vice President and CTO, Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware. “Anthos integrated with VMware NSX Service Mesh will empower customers to cost effectively digitize their businesses, leveraging modern cloud-native and open-source technologies to build new applications and services quickly.”

You can read more about Google Cloud’s Anthos and our partnership with VMware here.

You can learn more about VMware NSX Service Mesh here.

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