Google Cloud VMware Engine

Migrate and run your VMware workloads natively on Google Cloud.

Run your VMware workloads natively on Google Cloud

Migrate or extend your on-premises VMware workloads to Google Cloud in just minutes without having to refactor your applications. Benefit from increased scale and agility while continuing to leverage the value of your existing VMware investments. Maintain continuity with existing tools, policies, and unify management across environments.

What's new

Seamlessly migrate your existing VMware workloads

Run your workloads on a native VMware environment including vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX while benefiting from Google Cloud’s highly performant infrastructure to meet the needs of your most demanding enterprise workloads.

Fully integrated experience

Provision a VMware environment on Google Cloud in just minutes. We take care of managing the VMware software stack and all related infrastructure so you can focus on your applications. Billing, identity management, and access control are also fully integrated into Google Cloud to unify the experience with other Google Cloud products and services.

Unlock intelligent insights with native services

Quickly make informed decisions from existing data by leveraging native Google Cloud services. Generate new insights from existing data by connecting to innovative analytics and machine learning services, and make insights understandable and accessible to every decision maker.


On-demand self-service provisioning of VMware private clouds

Deploy, expand, or shrink your VMware private clouds in minutes. Pay for what you use and benefit from flexible consumption options. 

Integrated connectivity to Google Cloud services

Benefit from full access and seamless integration with innovative Google Cloud services such as BigQuery, Cloud Operations, Cloud Storage, Anthos, and Cloud AI.

VMware ecosystem compatibility

VMware Engine allows users to obtain administrative rights to install and maintain continuity with third-party tools for backup, DR, and monitoring along with adding external identity sources and users.

Performant networking

VMware Engine is built on Google Cloud’s highly performant, scalable infrastructure with fully redundant and dedicated 100Gbps networking. Cloud networking services such as Interconnect and Cloud VPN ease access from your on-premises environments to the cloud.

Purpose built to run your most demanding workloads

A scalable hyper-converged architecture with all NVMe disks allows you to run and scale your infrastructure in minutes to meet the needs of your most demanding workloads such as transactional databases and applications.

Simplified operations

VMware Engine is designed to minimize your operational burden so you can focus on your business. We take care of life cycle management of the VMware software stack and manage all related infrastructure and upgrades.

Google Cloud VMware Engine reference architecture

Below is a representative reference architecture on how you can migrate or extend your VMware environment to Google Cloud while also benefiting from Google Cloud services.

Google Cloud VMware Engine reference architecture

As one of the world’s largest market infrastructure providers, implementing innovative and resilient solutions for financial markets is key when it comes to maintaining efficient, stable and most important secure operations. Google Cloud VMware Engine allows us now to quickly extend our VMware environment to Google Cloud, increasing our business agility and building even higher levels of resiliency.

Dr. Christoph Böhm, Member of the Executive Board and Chief Information Officer, Deutsche Börse Group


We’re building integrations with key technology partners and growing our service partner ecosystem to streamline workload migration and ensure continuity with how you run your applications today.



VMware Engine node pricing for on-demand and commitment-based usage is shown below. The node type ve1-standard-72 has the following specifications:

  • CPU: 2.6 GHz (3.9 GHz Turbo) x2, 36 cores/72 hyperthreads
  • Memory: 768 GB
  • Data: 19.2 TB NVMe
  • Cache: 3.2 TB NVMe
Region On-demand 1 year 3 year
(Los Angeles)

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