Google as we speak introduced a brand new partnership with VMware that may make it simpler for enterprises to run their VMware workloads on Google Cloud. Particularly, Google Cloud will now assist VMware Cloud Basis, the corporate’s system for deploying and working hybrid clouds. The answer was developed by CloudSimple, not VMware or Google, and Google will provide first-line assist, working along with CloudSimple.
Whereas Google would absolutely love for all enterprises to maneuver to containers and make the most of its Anthos hybrid cloud service, most massive firms at present use VMware. They might wish to transfer these workloads to a public cloud, however they aren’t prepared to surrender a instrument that has lengthy labored for them. With this new functionality, Google isn’t providing something that’s particularly new or modern, however that’s not what that is about. As a substitute, Google is solely giving enterprises fewer causes to go for a competitor with out even taking its choices into consideration.
“Prospects have requested us to supply broad assist for VMware, and now with Google Cloud VMware Resolution by CloudSimple, our clients will be capable to run VMware vSphere-based workloads in GCP,” the corporate notes within the announcement, which we acquired an early copy of however which for causes unknown to us will solely go reside on the corporate’s weblog tomorrow. “This brings clients a large breadth of decisions for methods to run their VMware workloads in a hybrid deployment, from trendy containerized functions with Anthos to VM-based functions with VMware in GCP.”
The brand new resolution will provide assist for the total VMware stack, together with the likes of vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T.
“Our partnership with Google Cloud has all the time been about addressing clients’ wants, and we’re excited to increase the partnership to allow our mutual clients to run VMware workloads on VMware Cloud Basis in Google Cloud Platform,” mentioned Sanjay Poonen, chief working officer, buyer operations at VMware. “With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, clients will be capable to leverage the entire familiarity and funding safety of VMware instruments and coaching as they execute on their cloud methods, and quickly carry new companies to market and function them seamlessly and extra securely throughout a hybrid cloud surroundings.”
Whereas Google’s announcement highlights that the corporate has a protracted historical past of working with VMware, it’s fascinating to notice that no less than the technical points of this partnership are extra about CloudSimple than VMware. It’s additionally value noting that VMware has lengthy had an in depth relationship with Google’s cloud competitor AWS and Microsoft Azure, too, affords instruments for working VMware-based workloads on its cloud.