Google Cloud will begin supporting VMware workloads. The announcement was made in a blog post by Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud in a Google Cloud blog post.
“Both Google Cloud and VMware believe that customers want to run workloads in the cloud that works best for them. At Google Cloud, we are committed to offering solutions that let our customers to do just that. Customers have asked us to provide broad support for VMware, and now with ‘Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple,’ our customers will be able to run VMware vSphere-based workloads in GCP,” wrote Kurian. “This brings customers a wide breadth of choices for how to run their VMware workloads in a hybrid deployment, from modern containerized applications with Anthos to VM-based applications with VMware in GCP.”
This new solution 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. Customers will be able to migrate VMware workloads to a VMware SDDC running in GCP, and users will have native access to the full VMware stack including vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T. According to Kurian, Google Cloud will provide the first line of support, working with CloudSimple to help ensure customers receive a streamlined product support experience and that their business-critical applications are supported with the SLAs that enterprise customers need.
Kurian said the expanded partnership builds on the companies’ existing collaborations, including: Google Cloud integrations for VMware NSX Service Mesh and SD-WAN by VeloCloud; Google Cloud’s Anthos on VMware vSphere, including validations for vSAN, as the preferred hyperconverged infrastructure; and a Google Cloud plug-in for VMware vRealize Automation.
“We are committed to working closely with our partners to deliver the solutions and products customers need to solve business issues and innovate in new areas,” said Kurian. “In partnership with VMware, we are committed to making Google Cloud the best place to run VMware workloads.”
Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple will be available on the Google Cloud Marketplace later this year.