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Google, VMware Partner on Hybrid Cloud Tools

July 20, 2018 / James Bourne

Google and VMware are collaborating on a new cloud plug-in connecting a pair of VMware tools designed to enable provisioning of virtual machines and storage on the search giant’s cloud.The partners this week released a preview version of a Google cloud plug-in for VMware’s vRealize orchestrator and support for the public cloud on the VMware’s platform for automated provisioning. The combination addresses hybrid cloud customers using VMware software on-premises.The partners said Thursday (July 19) the orchestration and automation tools would allow Google users to deploy and manage cloud resources within the vRealize automation tool, including the provisioning of Google Compute Engine virtual machines. Along with reaching new cloud regions and leveraging Google’s load balancing and automatic scaling features, other use cases enabled by the plug-in include tapping into Nvidia (NASDAQ: NVDA) Tesla P100 GPUs running on the Google cloud. (Google began offering the Nvidia GPUs in May through ...