Google has announced a new partnership with VMware to make it easier for business customers to run their VMware workloads on Google Cloud.
Google Cloud will now support the VMware system to implement and run hybrid clouds called the VMware Cloud Foundation thanks to a solution that was actually developed by CloudSimple and not by either company.
However, Google will offer first-line support as it works together with CloudSimple to ensure customers can use the new solution.
Ideally Google would prefer companies to move to containers and use their own service in the Anthos hybrid cloud, but most large companies currently use VMware. These companies may wish to move those workloads to a public cloud, but they are not ready to move away from a tool they are familiar with and have used for quite some time.
Google and VMware
In its announcement, Google noted how business customers have asked it to provide extensive support for VMware and now with Google Cloud VMware Solution from CloudSimple, they can run VMware vSphere-based workloads in GCP .
The new solution will even offer support for a full VMware stack that also includes vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T.
The director of operations for customer operations at VMware, Sanjay Poonen explained how the partnership between the two companies will benefit their mutual customers, saying:
"Our partnership with Google Cloud has always tried to address the needs of customers, and we are excited to extend the partnership to allow our mutual clients to run VMware workloads in VMware Cloud Foundation on Google Cloud Platform.With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers can take advantage of all the familiarity and protection of investment of VMware tools and training as they execute their strategies in the cloud, and quickly bring new services to the market and operate them smoothly and more securely through a hybrid cloud environment. "