Google Cloud Ready - Distributed Cloud Partner Validation Guide

The Google Cloud Ready - Distributed Cloud recognizes partner solutions that have met a core set of functional and interoperability requirements. Through the process, partners closely collaborate with Google to provide new integrations to best support customer use cases.

Customers can trust the Google Cloud Ready - Distributed Cloud designation and focus on building solutions using products that have been validated to work with:

  • Google Distributed Cloud air-gapped
  • Google Distributed Cloud connected

How does the Google Cloud Ready - Distributed Cloud work?

Our validation process allows partners to test their product integrations with Google Distributed Cloud through three phases of engagement:

  • Evaluation - The partner and the Google Cloud team collaborate to run a series of data integration tests in a sandbox environment and compare results against best practices and benchmarks.
  • Enhancement - Share results from the evaluation phase and work with our partners to fill in the gaps, if any.
  • Enablement - Together with our partners, refine existing documentation to make sure our mutual customers have everything they need to successfully work with our products.

Scope of the program and partner benefits

When partners sign up for this initiative, Google Cloud teams verify the partner solution on Distributed Cloud. Partners can then work on addressing any identified gaps or areas for improvement. Once the partner integration is validated, we recognize the partner with the designation Google Cloud Ready - Distributed Cloud. The following is a list of the benefits offered to participating Independent Software Vendors (ISV):

  1. Increased customer confidence in partner solutions validated to work with Distributed Cloud.
  2. Eligibility to be included in the Google Distributed Cloud air-gapped Marketplace. See Google Distributed Cloud air-gapped Marketplace overview for more information.
  3. Partner Badging and Google Cloud Ready - Distributed Cloud designation.
  4. Priority placement and recognition on the Google Distributed Cloud page.
  5. Support for additional Go-To-Market (GTM) activities that are in addition to those available through the standard Partner Advantage program. These additional benefits include joint blogs, public relations (PR), workshops, webinars and more.
  6. Access to Google Cloud Partner Engineering and Distributed Cloud Product teams for joint roadmap development and quarterly exclusive feature release previews.
  7. Support for creating best practice guides, solution briefs, and joint reference architecture.

Become a Google Cloud Ready - Distributed Cloud partner

If you are already a Google Cloud Partner and are interested in participating in this program, apply directly from the Partner Advantage Portal by filling out the Interest form. If you have any questions related to the program, contact us.