Google Cloud VMware Engine

Migrate and run your VMware workloads natively on Google Cloud.

  • check_circle_filled_black_24dp (1)

    Get started quickly by migrating your VMware environment with just a few clicks

  • check_circle_filled_black_24dp (1)

    Migrate and run your VMware workloads without refactoring your applications

  • check_circle_filled_black_24dp (1)

    Run on a fully managed, native VMware Cloud Foundation software stack

  • check_circle_filled_black_24dp (1)

    Leverage existing tools to simplify management across hybrid cloud environments

  • check_circle_filled_black_24dp (1)

    Unlock intelligent insights from your existing data with native services


Seamlessly migrate your existing VMware workloads

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

Fully integrated experience

Provision a VMware environment in minutes. We take care of managing the VMware software stack so you can focus on your applications. Billing, identity, and access control are integrated to unify the experience.

Unlock intelligent insights with native services

Connect to native Google Cloud services such as BigQuery and Cloud AI to derive new insights from existing data and quickly make informed decisions.

Key features

Key features

A differentiated VMware experience

VMware Engine is built on Google Cloud’s highly performant, scalable infrastructure with fully redundant and dedicated 100Gbps networking, providing 99.99% availability to meet the needs of your most demanding enterprise workloads.

An integrated Google Cloud experience

Benefit from full access to innovative Google Cloud services. Native VPC networking gives you private layer-3 access between VMware environments and other Google Cloud services, allowing you to use standard access mechanisms such as Cloud VPN or Interconnect. Additionally, billing, identity, and access control are integrated to unify the experience with other Google Cloud services.

Robust VMware ecosystem solutions

Continue to leverage IT management tools and third-party services consistent with the on-premises environment. We’re partnering closely with leading storage, backup, and disaster recovery providers such as NetApp, Actifio, Veeam, Zerto, Cohesity, and Dell Technologies to ensure support for third-party solutions, ease the migration journey, and enable business continuity. Learn more.

View all features


Customers are increasing agility and leveraging innovative services

What's new



Google Cloud VMware Engine quickstart guides

Discover different ways to get started with Google Cloud VMware Engine.

Best Practice
Google Cloud VMware Engine how-to guides

Learn how to access the VMware Engine portal, migrate workloads, and how to manage private clouds, networking, the vSphere client, and more.

Google Cloud Basics
Google Cloud VMware Engine concepts

Explore a wide range of concepts, including IAM roles and permissions, security, VPN gateways, and more.

Running VMware-based applications in Google Cloud

Deeper insights into how VMware Engine facilitates migrating your apps to Google Cloud and the impact on networking, security, monitoring, and maintenance.

Use cases

Use cases

Use case
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 diagram
Use case
Data center lift and shift and hybrid cloud

Retire or extend your data center to the cloud. Quickly meet your business needs by leveraging on-demand burst capacity. Pay for what you use and benefit from flexible consumption options.

Use case
Disaster recovery

Build or shift disaster recovery capabilities to the cloud, lower costs, and remove operational burdens. Leverage third-party DR services to maintain continuity with your on-premises environment.

Use case
Virtual desktop infrastructure

Enable your employees to work from anywhere by building and scaling your virtual desktop infrastructure on demand. VMware Engine is built with high-performance, all-flash, hyper-converged architecture that can support your most demanding applications and help users achieve consistent performance.

Use case
Application modernization

Migrate and modernize your workloads by integrating with cloud-native services. Derive business insights with BigQuery, build intelligent prediction models with Cloud AI, modernize your applications with Anthos, and unify management with Google Cloud’s operations suite. 

All features

All features

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, Google Cloud’s operations suite, 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, disaster recovery, 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.



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

• includes VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, VMware NSX-T and VMware HCX

Region On demand One-year commit      (paid monthly) Three-year commit (paid monthly)




$8.18/hour (promotion*)


$6.18/hour (promotion*)


$4.70/hour (promotion*)


(Los Angeles)


$8.73/hour (promotion*)


$6.60/hour (promotion*)


$5.02/hour (promotion*)




$9.35/hour (promotion*)


$7.07/hour (promotion*)


$5.38/hour (promotion*)




$9.32/hour (promotion*)


$7.05/hour (promotion*)


$5.36/hour (promotion*)




$9.35/hour (promotion*)


$7.07/hour (promotion*)


$5.38/hour (promotion*)




$8.99/hour (promotion*)


$6.80/hour (promotion*)


$5.17/hour (promotion*)




$9.35/hour (promotion*)


$7.07/hour (promotion*)


$5.38/hour (promotion*)

One-year and three-year pricing is invoiced monthly. Up-front pricing coming soon.

*Time-limited promotion (requires Google Cloud Commit or Enterprise Agreement). Contact Sales for more information.



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