VMware and Google team up on Enterprise Clouds
Pretty amazing news came out today. VMware and Google are to team up to accelerate enterprise clouds! VMware’s vCloud Air will incorporate Google’s Cloud DNS, Cloud Storage, Cloud Datastore and Bigquery.
“Our collaboration will provide customers with a unique hybrid solution that combines the power and efficiencies of VMware virtualization and the hyperscale of Google Cloud Platform,” said Murali Sitaram, managing director, Global Partner Strategy & Alliances, Google. “As a result of this agreement, enterprise customers will be able to combine their VMware cloud environments with the security, scalability, and price performance of Google’s public cloud, built on the same infrastructure that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds.”
With this historical partnership, customers will get the benefits of vCloud Air and Google Cloud Platform together in a single hybrid cloud service. Supported by VMware, this service will be fully compatible with your vSphere data-center. This combination of benefits is unmatched in the hybrid cloud market today and offers huge potential for enterprises that are beginning to embrace a public cloud strategy.
Current vCloud Air customers will have access to the new services under their current service contract and existing network uplinks and simply pay for the Google Cloud Platform services they use.
Alex Muetstege works as a Technical Account Manager for VMware. In the past he worked presales and technical consultancy for several systems integrators. He has been involved in virtualization, especially with VMware, since the early days.
Alex is a certified VMware VCP, VSP and VTSP.
5 time VMware vExpert (2011-2017) and one time Cisco Champion (2015).