Google Cloud and VMware Inc. declare 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 control 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. We’re delighted to partner with VMware to support these workloads, enabling customers to leverage Google Cloud’s core competencies such as secure, preformat, global and highly available infrastructure, AI, ML and analytics.”- said Thomas Kurian, CEO at Google Cloud.
"With VMware on Google Cloud, customers will be able to leverage all of the familiarity and investment protection of VMware tools and training as they execute on their cloud strategies and rapidly bring new services to market and operate them seamlessly and more securely across a hybrid cloud environment."- said Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operations Officer, VMware.
CloudSimple provides a secure, high performance, dedicated environment in Public Clouds to run VMware workloads. Because your apps run exactly the same on-premises and in the Cloud, you benefit from the elasticity and services of the cloud without the complexity of re-architecting your apps.
The solution is designed, developed and operated by CloudSimple, and leverages VMware Cloud Foundation. The service includes VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX deployed in GCP and operated by CloudSimple. Google Cloud will provide the first line of support, working with CloudSimple to help enable customers to receive a streamlined product support experience, and their business-critical applications are supported with SLAs that enterprise customers need.
- Self-service provisioning of VMware cloud environments on-demand.
- Automated deploy and failure remediation. VMware platform upgrades are included.
- Underlay networking services required to enable VMware, including L2/L3 services and firewall rule management.
- Built-in edge networking services, including VPN, Public IP, and internet gateways.
- Google Cloud VPC Peering.
- Solution architectures to consume Google Cloud in an integrated fashion with VMware.
- The service is sold on the basis of nodes. A minimum of 3 nodes is required to create a VMware vSphere Cluster.
Here are the specifications of the current node type. Model: cs1-standard-36 CPU: 2x2.3GHz, 36 Cores (72 HT) RAM: 512GB Storage: 11.25 TB Raw, 3.2 TB Cache (All-Flash)