Google Cloud announced the next step in its partnership with VMware today: the Google Cloud VMware Engine. This fully managed service provides businesses with a full VMware Cloud Foundation stack in Google Cloud that enables businesses to easily migrate their existing VMware-based environments to Google’s infrastructure. Cloud Foundation is the VMware stack for hybrid and private cloud deployments
Given Google Cloud’s focus on enterprise customers, it’s no surprise that the company continues to partner with companies like VMware to gain more workloads from these companies. Less than a year ago, Google announced that VMware Cloud Foundation will join Google Cloud and support VMware workloads. In November last year, Google Cloud acquired CloudSimple. A company that specializes in running VMware environments and that Google has worked with on their original VMware deployments. The company describes today̵
VMware Engine provides users with all of the standard Cloud Foundation components: vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX. According to June Yang, general manager of Google Cloud, companies can quickly set up their own software-defined data center in Google Cloud in today’s announcement.
“Google Cloud VMware The engine was designed to minimize your operational stress so you can focus on your business, ”she notes. “We take care of the life cycle of the VMware Software stack and manage all related infrastructures and upgrades. Customers can continue to use third-party IT management tools and services that are compatible with their local environment. “
Google also works with third parties such as NetApp, Veeam, Zerto, Cohesity and Dell Technologies to ensure that their solutions work on the Google platform.
“As customers want to simplify their cloud migration journey, we strive to develop cloud services so that customers can benefit from increased flexibility and efficiency of operations VMware Workloads in the Google Cloud, ”said Bob Black, Dell Technologies Global Lead Alliance Principal at Deloitte Consulting. “By combining Google Cloud technology and Deloitte’s business transformation experience, we can enable our mutual customers to accelerate their cloud migration, unify operations, and benefit from innovative Google Cloud services when they want to modernize applications.”