Google Cloud and VMware Expand Cloud Partnership
Google Cloud and VMware have just announced the expansion of their cloud partnership, to help customers accelerate app modernization and cloud transformation as well as gain financial flexibility, choice, and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations.
Through this extended partnership, the companies intend to combine their offerings VMware Cloud Universal and Google Cloud VMware Engine, to give customers the access to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine – which is designed to help customers migrate VMware applications to the cloud without changes to applications, tools, or processes.
“Our partnership with VMware makes it very easy for businesses to migrate VMware-based applications to Google Cloud’s trusted and highly preformat infrastructure. 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,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud.
As announced, with Google Cloud VMware Engine as part of the VMware Cloud Universal program – a flexible purchasing and consumption program for executing multi-cloud and digital transformation strategies, VMware and its partners will have the ability to offer Google Cloud VMware Engine along with other VMware Cross-Cloud services.
“Addressing strategic customer initiatives around app and cloud modernization, 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.”
The combined offering is further expected to enable customers across industries like retail, telco and manufacturing, execute their digital transformation initiatives based on their timelines, with reduced overall costs and risk.