Google Cloud VMware Engine use cases
Data Center Expansion and Hybrid Cloud
Extend existing infrastructure to Google Cloud or retire existing on-premises environments. Use on-demand dynamic resource scaling to meet strict requirements.
Backup and Disaster Recovery
Configure Google Cloud as a failover site for recovery to the cloud. Simplify strategies while reducing the costs and required tasks of administering a disaster recovery plan.
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 cloud migration strategy and provides a fully integrated experience for VMware workloads running in Google Cloud.
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.
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.
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 Engine provides full-privileged access to control 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 migration and maintain operational continuity across environments.
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.
On-demand capabilities relieve operation overhead through capacity planning and mitigate the risk of infrastructure shortages. Consuming VMware as a service enables an agile approach to managing resources, enabling scale up and down to accurately balance performance and cost.
Google Cloud VMware Engine eliminates the overhead associated with managing the lifecycle 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.
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 more informed business decisions.
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