Google Cloud, VMware launches new solution to move customers’ workloads to cloud

CIO | August 01, 2019

Google Cloud, VMware launches new solution to move customers’ workloads to cloud
Google Cloud and VMware announce Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, a new service that will allow organizations to run their VMware workloads in Google Cloud Platform (GCP), providing customers with choice and flexibility to run VMware workloads on-premises, in a hybrid architecture, or in the cloud. The solution will leverage VMware Cloud Foundation infrastructure software, deployed on GCP and designed and operated by CloudSimple, a VMware Cloud Verified partner. “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.

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Cloud infrastructures have gone through an impressive evolution over the last decade. The demand towards more flexibility, operational agility and predictability urged vendors to strive for tighter integration of compute, storage, virtualization and network silos needed to support a cloud model. Back in 2007, converged infrastructures were, in essence, bundles of server, storage and network products, sold with management software that facilitates the provisioning and management of the combined units. These infrastructures could be delivered as integrated appliances or as integrated reference architecture, and were, the first step towards advanced cloud infrastructures of today. However, these systems were extremely difficult to deploy and operate, and their support required excessive expenses.

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