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Google Cloud, VMware to offer app modernisation and cloud transformation solutions to enterprises

Google Cloud, VMware to offer app modernisation and cloud transformation solutions to enterprises
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17 Mar, 2022
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Google Cloud and VMware have announced an expanded partnership to enable enterprises to move on-premises applications to the cloud. As per the agreement, customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine. Enterprise customers will now gain greater financial flexibility, choice, and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations and modernise their enterprise applications in Google Cloud through this extended partnership, the companies claimed.

Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud, said, “Our partnership with VMware makes it very easy for businesses to migrate VMware-based applications to Google Cloud’s trusted and ‘highly performant’ infrastructure."

“This announcement brings VMware and Google Cloud closer together and represents a significant step forward in our joint commitment to support businesses’ digital transformations with Google Cloud VMware Engine,” he added.

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VMware has claimed that many enterprises across industries like retail, telecom and manufacturing are using Google Cloud VMware Engine to modernize and speed the migration of business-critical workloads to Google Cloud. The VMware Cloud Verified and native Google Cloud service provide enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for business-critical vSphere workloads with security capabilities, availability, resource optimisation, manageability, and operational support built into the core service.

While making the announcement, VMware stated that by combining the Google Cloud VMware Engine with VMware Cloud Universal, enterprises can achieve a) Average TCO savings of 38% over three years compared to on-premises environments, b) Average yearly cost savings of more than $2M, c) Average labour savings of $115,000 using existing VMware and Google Cloud tools and d) 100 Gbps dedicated east-west networking and high availability with a 99.99% uptime service level agreement for a cluster.

Zia Yusuf, senior vice president, strategic ecosystem and industry solutions, VMware said, “We are now making it faster and easier for our mutual customers to consume Google Cloud VMware Engine along with other VMware Cross-Cloud services, across the data centre, edge, or Google Cloud. By enabling a multi-cloud approach that lets customers seamlessly take advantage of Google Cloud to run their vSphere apps, we’re helping enterprises deliver digital innovation with enterprise control.”

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