Google Cloud and VMware expand global partnership

Google Cloud and VMware have announced an expanded partnership to help customers accelerate app modernisation and cloud transformation. Customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine. Through this extended partnership, enterprise customers will gain greater financial flexibility, choice, and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations and modernise their enterprise applications in Google Cloud.

Google Cloud VMware Engine enables customers to migrate VMware applications to the cloud without changes to applications, tools, or processes, often in less than an hour(1). The VMware Cloud Verified and native Google Cloud service provides enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for business-critical vSphere workloads with security capabilities, availability, resource optimisation, manageability, and operational support built into the core service. Once in the cloud, customers can immediately begin creating hybrid applications that enable their businesses to be more agile, with more secure access to Google services like BigQuery and cloud operations, and extend their existing disaster recovery, backup,

and storage services. With Google Cloud VMware Engine combined with VMware Cloud Universal, enterprises can achieve:

Average TCO savings of 38% over three years compared to on-premises environments

Average yearly cost savings of more than $2M

Average labor savings of $115K using existing VMware and Google Cloud tools

100 Gbps dedicated east-west networking and high availability with a 99.99% uptime service level agreement for a cluster

VMware Cloud Universal is a flexible purchasing and consumption program for executing multi-cloud and digital transformation strategies. With Google Cloud VMware Engine as part of the VMware Cloud Universal program, VMware and VMware partners will be able to offer Google Cloud VMware Engine along with other VMware Cross-Cloud services to enable customers to execute their digital transformation initiatives based on their timelines, with lower overall costs and risk.

“Our partnership with VMware makes it very easy for businesses to migrate VMware-based applications to Google Cloud’s trusted and highly performant infrastructure,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud. “This announcement brings VMware and Google Cloud closer together and represents a significant step forward in our joint commitment to support businesses’ digital transformations with Google Cloud VMware Engine.”

“Addressing strategic customer initiatives around app and cloud modernisation, as well as distributed workforces, has been the foundation of VMware and Google Cloud’s multi-year partnership,” said Zia Yusuf, senior vice president, strategic ecosystem and industry solutions, VMware. “We are now making it faster and easier for our mutual customers to consume Google Cloud VMware Engine along with other VMware Cross-Cloud services, across the data center, edge, or Google Cloud. By enabling a multi-cloud approach that lets customers seamlessly take advantage of Google Cloud to run their vSphere apps, we’re helping enterprises deliver digital innovation with enterprise control.”

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