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Google Cloud VMware Engine

Google Cloud VMware Engine delivers a fully managed VMware Cloud that runs natively within Google Cloud and provides the familiar operational and administrative tools to migrate and manage mission-critical workloads seamlessly.

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Google Cloud VMware Engine Uses Cases

Data center expansion and hybrid cloud

Extend existing infrastructure to Google Cloud or retire existing on-premise environment. Use on-demand dynamic resource scaling to meet increased requirements.

 

Backup and Disaster Recovery

Configure Google Cloud as a failover site for recovery to the cloud. Simplify strategies and reduce costs and required tasks to administrate a disaster recovery plan.

 

Application Modernization

Connect legacy applications with cloud-native solutions across hybrid cloud environments. Present existing app data to Google Cloud services for advanced business insights.

 

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Extend existing VMware Horizon environments to Google Cloud or deploy cloud-based virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) within Google Cloud VMware Engine.

 

Benefits of Google Cloud VMware Engine

VMware Engine simplifies the migration strategy to the cloud and provides a fully integrated experience for VMware workloads running in Google Cloud.

On-demand Virtual Cloud Foundation

VMware Private Clouds hosted within Google Cloud can be deployed, expanded, or contracted within a matter of minutes. All requests are handled through the VMware Engine portal within Google Console for a seamless provisioning experience.

Seamless Migration

Workloads can be migrated to Google Cloud without the need to refactor or re-architect the application. VMware Engine allows for applications to run in a native VMware environment and simplifies the processes affiliated with migrating workloads to the cloud.

Fully Integrated Experience

Native virtual private cloud access between hosted VMware Private Clouds and Google Cloud services allows for secure communication between environments. All billing, identity and access measures are fully integrated to unify the experience across all Google Cloud products.

VMware Ecosystem

VMware Engine provides full-privileged access to keep control over administrative tools and maintain consistency with existing third-party tools for backup, disaster recovery and monitoring. Current methods for incorporating external identity sources and users are supported to ease the migration and maintain operational continuity across environments. 

Purpose-built

The underlying hyper-converged architecture is built with NVMe disks to support massive scale and meet the demand of all applications including workload intensive databases. VMware Engine scales rapidly to meet the needs of the environment in a matter of minutes with minimal administrative overhead.

Infrastructure Agility

The on-demand capabilities relieve the operation overhead with capacity planning and mitigate the risk of infrastructure shortages. Consuming VMware as a service enables an agile approach to managing resources, enabling scale upwards and downwards to accurately balance between performance and cost.

Simplified Operations

Google Cloud VMware Engine eliminates the overhead associated with managing the life cycle of the underlying VMware software creating more opportunity to focus on targeted business outcomes. All related infrastructure and upgrades are offloaded to Google Cloud and maintained through first-party support.

Intelligent Insights

Integrating with native Google Cloud services becomes easier with VMware Engine through the use of a shared VPC. Existing applications and application data can be provided to advanced analytics engines and machine learning services to drive intelligent insights and make informed business decisions.

Quick-Start Services Engagements

WWT offers QuickStart engagements for several common hybrid cloud use cases. We can quickly design and implement a VMware-based hybrid cloud by integrating existing your on-premises VMware software-defined data center (SDDC) with Google Cloud VMware Engine. The cards below detail what is included with each QuickStart.

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Google Cloud VMware Engine Hybrid Cloud QuickStart

Single (1) hosted VMware Private Cloud.

Three (3) managed VMware Engine ESXi nodes.

Hybrid cloud connectivity with single (1) on-prem vCenter.

L2 extension via VMware HCX.

Proof of Concept centric.

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Google Cloud VMware Engine EUC QuickStart

Extension of on-prem VDI to Google Cloud.

Configuration of redundant 2 Connection Servers w/in VMware Engine.

Deployment of 2 Unified Access Gateways.

2 virtual desktop (VD) templates.

Up to 100 Instance Clone VDs.

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Google Cloud VMware Engine Disaster Recovery QuickStart

Configuration of VMware SRM for 1 on-prem vCenter.

Configuration of VMware SRM for 1 hosted vCenter.

Configuration of one recovery plan.

Creation of 2 protection groups.

Protection of 25 existing virtual machines.

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Host Robb Boyd talks with WWT Google Cloud experts Sean Hicks and Joe Pitkin about how Google Cloud VMware Engine integrates with existing, on-premises infrastructure and workloads. This allows organizations to accelerate public cloud strategies and modernize infrastructure and applications without  new tooling and skillsets.

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