Google said this week that it would support VMware workloads in its cloud service for the first time natively, giving customers more options to deploy enterprise applications.
CloudSimple’s hybrid cloud service called Google Cloud VMware Solution will use VMware-defined data center (SDCC) technologies, including VMware vSphere, NSX, and vSAN software deployed on a CloudSimple-administered platform for GCP.
In a blog outlining the deal, Thomas Kurian, CEO of Google Cloud wrote – Users will have full, native access to the full VMware stack including vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T. Google Cloud will provide the first line of support, working closely with CloudSimple to help ensure customers receive a streamlined product support experience and that their business-critical applications are supported with the SLAs that enterprise customers need.
The move further integrates Google and VMware software as they have come together on various occasions in the past, including:
- VeloCloud’s integration of Google Cloud for VMware NSX Service Mesh and SD-WAN enables clients to deploy and achieve visibility in their hybrid workloads — wherever they run.
- Google Cloud’s Anthos on VMware vSphere, including vSAN validations as the preferred hyperconverged infrastructure, provides multi-cloud clients with the capacity to generate and handle persistent storage volumes for state-of-the-art on-site workloads.
- A VMware vRealize Automation Google Cloud plug-in that provides clients with a seamless manner to deploy, orchestrate and handle Google Cloud assets from within their vRealize Automation setting.