Cloud giants VMware
and Google have formed a partnership. VMware has headquarters in Palo Alto, California, United States and was established in 1998. A Dell Corporation company, the company is a recognized leader in the cloud infrastructure and digital workspace arena. The company has a 75,000-strong partner network and customers in a range of industries including “banking, healthcare, and government to retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and transportation”. The partnership will see VMware workloads run on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) infrastructure.
GCP is the third biggest cloud services provider after Amazon Web Service (AWS) and Microsoft Azure. Its partnership with VMware is designed to drive more enterprise customers to the company’s cloud services. GCP will support ‘VMware Cloud Foundation’ - VMware’s solution that allows enterprises to deploy and run hybrid clouds. The solution was initially developed by CloudSimple. Headquartered in Santa Clara, California, United States, CloudSimple was established in 2016 and specializes in offering ‘VMware-as-a-Service’ solutions alongside dedicated cloud and private cloud options. The partnership will see Google work with CloudSimple to offer customer and technical support.
“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,” explained Google Cloud’s CEO Thomas Kurian on the company’s blog. “This brings customers a wide breadth of choices for how to run their VMware workloads in a hybrid deployment, from modern containerized applications with Anthos to VM-based applications with VMware in GCP.”Do you know of any other companies forming partnerships? Let us know the details. Add your comments below.