Google Cloud Expands Partnership with VMware

Google Cloud and VMware, Inc. are expanding their partnership to help customers accelerate app modernization and cloud transformation as customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine.

Through this extended partnership, enterprise customers will gain greater financial flexibility, choice, and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations and modernize their enterprise applications in Google Cloud, according to the vendors.

"Our partnership with VMware makes it very easy for businesses to migrate VMware-based applications to Google Cloud's trusted and highly performant infrastructure," said Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate vice president, global ecosystem at Google Cloud. "This announcement brings VMware and Google Cloud closer together and represents a significant step forward in our joint commitment to support businesses' digital transformations with Google Cloud VMware Engine."

Google Cloud VMware Engine enables customers to migrate VMware applications to the cloud without changes to applications, tools, or processes.

The VMware Cloud Verified and native Google Cloud service provides enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for business-critical vSphere workloads with security capabilities, availability, resource optimization, manageability, and operational support built into the core service.

Once in the cloud, customers can immediately begin creating hybrid applications that enable their businesses to be more agile, with more secure access to Google services like BigQuery and cloud operations, and extend their existing disaster recovery, backup, and storage services.

VMware Cloud Universal is a flexible purchasing and consumption program for executing multi-cloud and digital transformation strategies. With Google Cloud VMware Engine as part of the VMware Cloud Universal program, VMware and VMware partners will be able to offer Google Cloud VMware Engine along with other VMware Cross-Cloud services to enable customers to execute their digital transformation initiatives based on their timelines, with lower overall costs and risk.

"Addressing strategic customer initiatives around app and cloud modernization, as well as distributed workforces, has been the foundation of VMware and Google Cloud's multi-year partnership," said Zia Yusuf, senior vice president, strategic ecosystem and industry solutions, VMware. "We are now making it faster and easier for our mutual customers to consume Google Cloud VMware Engine along with other VMware Cross-Cloud services, across the data center, edge, or Google Cloud. By enabling a multi-cloud approach that lets customers seamlessly take advantage of Google Cloud to run their vSphere apps, we're helping enterprises deliver digital innovation with enterprise control."

Customers across industries like retail, telco, and manufacturing are using Google Cloud VMware Engine today to modernize and speed the migration of business-critical workloads to Google Cloud.

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