Google Cloud presents the Google Cloud VMware Engine service, which allows developers and administrators to run VMware virtual machines in the Google Cloud. Companies can combine their on-premise VMware environments with Google Cloud.
The tool should enable more efficient migration of VMware workloads to Google Cloud or expand these to the public cloud. In that environment, the workloads can be better integrated with other cloud-based services. Think of Google Cloud services such as BigQuery, Cloud Operations, Cloud Storage, Anthos and Cloud AI.
The link between VMWare and Google Cloud allows companies to take advantage of the scalability and flexibility offered by the public cloud environment while ensuring the continuity of existing tools, policies and processes.
Specifically, the Google Cloud VMware Engine service offers a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation stack. This stack consists of well-known VMware solutions such as VMware vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T and VMware HCX. The stack is hosted in a dedicated environment within the Google Cloud infrastructure.
The Google Cloud VMware Engine service is not the only service that enables running on-premise VMware environments in public cloud environments. Similar services have been around for Microsoft Azure, the Azure VMware Solution, and the VMware Cloud on AWS-solution. Google Cloud VMware Engine is available immediately.