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VMware Cloud Foundation comes to Google Cloud

July 30, 2019
Thomas Kurian

CEO, Google Cloud

Our enterprise customers repeatedly tell us how important it is to get their priority workloads running in the cloud. These priority workloads include several commonly utilized enterprise solutions, like those offered by SAP and Oracle, and virtualization solutions from VMware.

Today, we’re excited to announce that Google Cloud will begin supporting VMware workloads. It’s another significant step as we strive to better serve our enterprise customers.

Both Google Cloud and VMware believe that customers want to run workloads in the cloud that works best for them. At Google Cloud, we are committed to offering solutions that let our customers to do just that. Customers have asked us to provide broad support for VMware, and now with Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, our customers will be able to run VMware vSphere-based workloads in GCP. This brings customers a wide breadth of choices for how to run their VMware workloads in a hybrid deployment, from modern containerized applications with Anthos to VM-based applications with VMware in GCP.

“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,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations at VMware. “With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity and investment protection of VMware tools and training 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.”

This new solution will leverage VMware software-defined data center (SDCC) technologies including VMware vSphere, NSX and vSAN software deployed on a platform administered by CloudSimple for GCP. This means customers will be able to migrate VMware workloads to a VMware SDDC running in GCP, benefiting from GCP strengths such as our performant, secure, global and scalable infrastructure and our leading data analytics, AI and ML capabilities. Users will have full, native access to the full VMware stack including vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T. Google Cloud will provide the first line of support, working closely with CloudSimple to help ensure customers receive a streamlined product support experience and that their business-critical applications are supported with the SLAs that enterprise customers need.

This collaboration builds on a history of partnership with VMware. Over the course of our partnership, we’ve delivered integrated solutions including:

We are committed to working closely with our partners to deliver the solutions and products customers need to solve business issues and innovate in new areas. In partnership with VMware, we are committed to making Google Cloud the best place to run VMware workloads.

Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple will be available on the Google Cloud Marketplace later this year. Interested customers can sign up to receive updates here.

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