Google has announced a new partnership with VMware to make it easier for enterprises to run their VMware workloads on Google Cloud.
Specifically, Google Cloud will now support VMware Cloud Foundation, this is the company’s system for deploying and running hybrid clouds.
Though the solution was developed by CloudSimple, not Google or VMware but Google will offer first-line support while working together with CloudSimple.
According to a statement released by the company:
“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 on GCP.”
“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.”
Also, the new solution will offer support for the full VMware stack, which includes vCenter, vSAN, and NSX-T.
While speaking on the recent collaboration with the company, the chief operating officer of customer operations at VMware, Sanjay Poonen pointed out that
“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.”
The chief operating officer added that with VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity and investment protection of its tools training as they execute on their cloud strategies.
He noted that it would rapidly bring new services to the market and operate them seamlessly and more securely across a hybrid cloud environment.
Google’s announcement highlights that the company has a long history of working with the organization.