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Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and VMware announced they’re expanding the partnership to assist enterprises in moving on-premises apps to the cloud.

VMware plans to add Google Cloud to the VMware Cloud Universal subscription offer. The VMware Engine service streamlines various tasks of migrating onsite workloads to the cloud. The engine can move workloads in no time without making errors.

VMware Cloud Universal

The VMware Cloud Universal subscription allows businesses to purchase virtualization giants’ crucial products more efficiently and conveniently. In the past couple of months, VMware announced new upgrades to the software portfolio. They affected two software product suites.

The first one is VMware Cloud Foundation, a blend of solutions meant to simplify cloud infrastructure management, while the second is Tanzu, tools to manage Kubernetes clusters. VMware now provides these two products into a single bundle known as VMware Cloud.

The Cloud offerings include a range of innovative features. Customers will enjoy access to various financial incentives and support services meant to streamline the moving tasks.  

“Our partnership with VMware makes it very easy for businesses to migrate VMware-based applications to Google Cloud’s trusted and highly performant infrastructure,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, corporate VP for global ecosystem at Google Cloud. “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.”

Google considers the partnership fruitful and valuable due to the VMware product’s market reach. Major worldwide enterprises utilize VMware Cloud foundation and Tanzu. According to VMware, over 300000 companies and five million developers use Tanzu. In addition, VMware Cloud foundation powers some 85M customer workloads.

Google can speed up customer acquisition initiatives by simplifying access to the VMware Engine for VMware customers. On the other hand, VMware plans to refocus from selling conventional software products’ licenses to business models emphasizing recurring revenue.