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Google and VMware team up to make VMware workloads Google Cloud-friendly

Written by Tue 30 Jul 2019

Companies announce new hybrid solution developed by third-party cloud service provider

Google has announced a new partnership with VMware that will simplify the running of VMware workloads on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

As part of the partership, GCP will now fully support VMware Cloud Foundation, the company’s system to enable hybrid cloud deployment. Specifically, VMware’s Cloud Foundation infrastructure software will now run on GCP.

The solution was developed by CloudSimple, a Californian-based provider of cloud migration, disaster recovery and virtual desktop services.

The company’s CEO, Guru Pangal, is the co-founder of StorSimple, a cloud storage developer acquired by Microsoft in 2012. CloudSimple has previously enabled the running of VMware workloads on Azure cloud.

This year Google announced Anthos, a hybrid cloud service that allows enterprises to manage container-based cloud portfolios from GCP.

Most large companies however still utilise VMware software. Google’s new partnership is designed to appeal to those companies seeking to leverage a hybrid architecture without giving up a tried and trusted tool.

“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 in GCP,” Google said in a statement.

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

Written by Tue 30 Jul 2019

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Azure gcp Google hybrid cloud VMware
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