VMware goes aloft with Google Cloud

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Google Cloud now supports VMware workloads as part of efforts to better serve their enterprise customers.

According to Google Cloud, customers have asked them to provide broad support for VMware, and now with Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, their customers will be able to run VMware vSphere-based workloads in GCP.

This brings customers a wide breadth of choices for how to run VMware workloads in a hybrid deployment, from modern containerised applications with Anthos to VM-based applications with VMware in GCP.

“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,” said Sanjay Poonen, COO of customer operations at VMware.

This new solution will leverage VMware software-defined data centre (SDCC) technologies including VMware vSphere, NSX and vSAN software deployed on a platform administered by CloudSimple for GCP.

This means customers will be able to migrate VMware workloads to a VMware SDDC running in GCP, benefiting from GCP strengths such as our performant, secure, global and scalable infrastructure and our leading data analytics, AI and ML capabilities.

Users will have full, native access to the full VMware stack including vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T. Google Cloud will provide the first line of support, working closely 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.