Cloud Wars Heat Up with Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple

July 30, 2019

By Maurice Nagle, Web Editor

The cloud wars are well underway, and will likely continue to rage on for years to come. We know the prime contenders well, and as these tech titans do battle for market ownership I am certainly entertained. Today, we saw a key cloud war participant fortify its position.

Building on its other collaborations and integrations with VMware, Google (News - Alert) announced the Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple. The newly unveiled service enables firms to run VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), empowering flexibility and choice in running VMware workloads on-prem, in the cloud or hybrid architecture.

“Customers increasingly want to run their mission-critical workloads, including those from VMware, in Google Cloud,” said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud. “We’re delighted to partner with VMware to support these workloads, enabling customers to leverage Google Cloud’s core competencies such as secure, performant, global and highly available infrastructure, AI, ML and analytics.”

The backbone of the service is the VMware Cloud Foundation software. Deployed in GCP, developed and operated by VMware Cloud Verified Partner CloudSimple, the service includes VMware vSphere, NSX, and vSAN with Google Cloud addressing support, while working in tandem with CloudSimple to ensure an optimal product and end user experience.

“Our partnership with Google Cloud has always been about addressing customers’ needs, and we’re excited to extend the partnership to enable our mutual customers to run VMware workloads on VMware Cloud Foundation in Google Cloud Platform,” said Sanjay Poonen, chief operating officer, customer operations at VMware. “With VMware on Google Cloud Platform, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity of VMware tools and training, and protect their investments, as they execute on their cloud strategies and rapidly bring new services to market and operate them seamlessly and more securely across a hybrid cloud environment.”

The cloud era is upon us. This transformational technology is spearheading the digital age, and as such organizations are flocking to this flexible, high-flying, future-forward environment.

The cloud wars are long from over; I suggest getting your popcorn ready and enjoying the show.

Edited by Maurice Nagle

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