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Google Cloud, VMware expand partnership to enable rapid cloud migration

As the pace of digital transformation accelerates, our partnership with VMware continues to focus on helping customers successfully navigate their cloud journey and achieve their business objectives through seamless and rapid migration of business critical VMware workloads.

We announced the general availability of Google Cloud VMware Engine in May 2020. Since then we have worked closely with VMware to make it easier for customers to quickly migrate and run business-critical, VMware-based workloads on Google Cloud. Customers are already leveraging the service across a variety of use cases including application migration, datacenter exit, virtual desktop infrastructure, disaster recovery, and spinning up new capacity quickly to meet business needs.

For example, retailer Carrefour migrated its on-premises VMware workloads to Google Cloud without disruption to shoppers or employees while reducing operating costs by 40% and energy consumption by 45%. Once in the cloud, Carrefour was able to leverage its data and AI to deliver innovative customer experiences across online and in-store channels. Similarly, telecommunications provider Mitel migrated thousands of VMware instances across 30 data centers to Google Cloud in less than 90 days, quickly achieving increased stability, scale, and security.

We announced the continued growth of the Google Cloud and VMware partnership with the addition of Google Cloud VMware Engine within VMware Cloud Universal. Google Cloud VMware Engine delivers a cloud-native VMware experience and enables you to rapidly migrate to the cloud without changes to your apps, policies, or tools. Once you migrate your VMware workloads to Google Cloud, you can accelerate digital transformation through seamless access to services such as BigQuery for real-time data analytics and cloud-native container-based architectures on Kubernetes.

With VMware Cloud Universal, you will be able to accelerate migrations of your workloads and applications to Google Cloud through purchase of Google Cloud VMware Engine from VMware and its partners, allowing you to flexibly purchase credits, and leverage existing spend and unused VMware Cloud Universal credits. The program will offer the following benefits:

  • Financial flexibility by letting you redeem VMware Cloud Universal credits for Google Cloud VMware Engine
  • Streamlined consumption by enabling you to burn down your Google Cloud commits while purchasing from VMware
  • Use of existing VMware licensing investments through the VMware Cloud Universal program for Google Cloud VMware Engine

With Google Cloud VMware Engine, you can take advantage of Google Cloud’s highly performant, scalable infrastructure with fully redundant and dedicated 100 Gbps networking, providing 99.99% availability to meet the needs of the most demanding workloads at very low costs. By providing a consistent VMware environment natively in Google Cloud, you can quickly migrate your VMware workloads to Google Cloud without changes. Deep and unique networking integrations and capabilities such as multi-region and multi-VPC connectivity, further ease the migration of complex enterprise networking topologies to Google Cloud. With rapid provisioning of private clouds across 13 global regions, you can also take advantage of on-demand capacity to serve your infrastructure needs with a cloud-native VMware environment in Google Cloud.Once in the cloud, you can take advantage of other Google Cloud services such as BigQuery and Cloud Operations to gain data-driven insights and unify operations.

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