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Google Cloud and VMware Enter into New Partnership

In a move to better serve its enterprise customers, this week Google announced that its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) would begin to support VMware workloads.

Expected to be available in the Google Cloud Marketplace later this year, Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple "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," according to the blog post by Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud. The new solution will allow VMware workloads to be migrated to a VMware SDDC running in GCP, with users having "native access to the full VMware stack including vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T."

"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, in a prepared statement. "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."

Working with CloudSimple, Google Cloud will provide the first line of support to help ensure SLAs are met for business-critical apps.

Organizations that are interested in the new solution can register for updates here.

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.

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