VMware technologies form the cornerstone of many customer’s enterprise IT environments, and those same enterprises are eager to run their VMware environments in the cloud to scale quickly and benefit from cloud services.
Last summer, we announced support for customers to run VMware workloads on Google Cloud, and we have made significant progress since then. In the fall we acquired CloudSimple to provide customers a fully integrated VMware-based solution, and today we’re proud to announce another significant milestone—Google Cloud VMware Engine, an integrated first-party offering with end-to-end support to migrate and run your VMware environment in Google Cloud. This fully managed service is expected to be generally available this quarter out of two US regions, expanding into additional Google Cloud regions globally in the second half of the year.
“As a Google Cloud Premier Partner, we are excited about the addition of Google Cloud VMware Engine to the ever-growing list of services already driving value to our mutual customers,” said Michael Taylor, Chief Technology Officer, World Wide Technology. “Hybrid cloud strategies continue to be a focal point for our customers and this offering substantially accelerates the timeframe for organizations to move their workloads to the cloud and modernize their infrastructure.