Google and VMware collaborate to launch new cloud platform

Dubbed CloudSimple, the service will be dedicated to providing customers with the flexibility to run VMware workloads on-premises either in a hybrid architecture or in the cloud.

Services designed by CloudSimple would include VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX deployed in GCP and operated by the platform.
Services designed by CloudSimple would include VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX deployed in GCP and operated by the platform.

Global enterprise cloud platform Google Cloud and California-based cloud networking and security service provider VMware announced their collaboration to co-create CloudSimple, a new service that would allow organizations to run their VMware workloads in a Google Cloud Platform (GCP), providing customers with the flexibility to run VMware workloads on-premises either in a hybrid architecture or in the cloud.

Services designed by CloudSimple would include VMware vSphere, vSAN and NSX deployed in GCP and operated by the platform. 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 service-level agreements (SLA) that enterprise customers need. 

“Customers increasingly want to run their mission-critical workloads, including those from VMware, in Google Cloud,” Google Cloud’s CEO Thomas Kurian said in a statement. “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.”

Elaborating on CloudSimple’s mission statement, its CEO and founder Guru Pangal said, “CloudSimple is committed to bringing customers’ private cloud workloads to the public cloud without disruption, so we are thrilled to partner with VMware and Google Cloud to help bring VMware workloads to GCP. CloudSimple’s next gen cloud platform delivers agile, automated deployment and operation of GCP’s dedicated infrastructure.”

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