Google Cloud and VMware Expand Global Partnership to Help Enterprises Accelerate Application Modernization and Cloud Transformation

Enterprises to Add Google Cloud VMware Engine to VMware Cloud Universal Program

PALO ALTO and SUNNYVALE, Calif. – March 16, 2022 – Google Cloud and VMware, Inc. (NYSE: VMW) today announced an expanded partnership to help customers accelerate application modernization and cloud transformation. Customers will now be able to use the VMware Cloud Universal program to take advantage of Google Cloud VMware Engine. Through this expanded partnership, enterprise customers will benefit from greater financial flexibility, greater choice, and the ability to accelerate their cloud migrations and modernize their enterprise applications in Google Cloud.

Google Cloud VMware Engine enables customers to migrate VMware applications to the cloud with no changes to applications, tools or processes, often in less than an hour(1). VMware Cloud Verified and Google Cloud Native service provides enterprise-ready cloud infrastructure for business-critical vSphere workloads with security, availability, resource optimization, manageability, and security features. operational support integrated into the main service. Once in the cloud, customers can immediately start building hybrid applications that enable their businesses to be more agile, with more secure access to Google services such as BigQuery and cloud operations, and extend their existing recovery services. disaster recovery, backup and storage. With Google Cloud VMware Engine combined with VMware Cloud Universal, companies can achieve:

  • Average TCO savings of 38% over three years compared to on-premises environments(1)
  • Average annual savings of more than $2M(1)
  • Average labor savings of $115,000 with existing VMware and Google Cloud tools(1)
  • 100 Gbps East-West Dedicated Network and High Availability with 99.99% Availability SLA for one cluster(2)

VMware Cloud Universal is a flexible purchase and consumption program for executing multi-cloud and digital transformation strategies. With Google Cloud VMware Engine under the VMware Cloud Universal program, VMware and its VMware partners will be able to offer Google Cloud VMware Engine as well as other VMware Cross-Cloud services to enable customers to execute their transformation initiatives digital technology to their timelines, with reduced overall costs and risks.

“Our partnership with VMware makes it very easy for enterprises to migrate VMware applications to Google Cloud’s reliable, high-performance infrastructure,” said Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President, Global Ecosystem at Google Cloud. “This announcement brings VMware and Google Cloud closer together and represents a significant step forward in our shared commitment to supporting digital business transformations with Google Cloud VMware Engine. »

“Addressing customers’ strategic cloud and application modernization initiatives, as well as workforce distribution, has been the foundation of VMware’s multi-year partnership with Google Cloud,” said Zia Yusuf, Senior Vice President, Strategic Ecosystem and Industry Solutions at VMware. “We now make it faster and easier for our joint customers to use Google Cloud VMware Engine with other VMware Cross-Cloud services, in the data center, at the edge or in Google Cloud. By enabling a multi-cloud approach that lets customers leverage Google Cloud to run their vSphere applications, we help businesses innovate digitally with enterprise control. »

Customers in industries such as retail, telecommunications, and manufacturing today use Google Cloud VMware Engine to modernize and accelerate the migration of mission-critical workloads to Google Cloud.

“We are migrating and modernizing our workloads to reduce costs and give us more agility in the cloud,” said Hiroshi Shimizu, Head of Digital Transformation Department, Asahi Group Japan, Ltd. “We have many systems to modernize and we are confident that Google Cloud VMware Engine will accelerate our modernization journey. In addition, we also wanted to store our data closer to our data analytics platform using BigQuery to allow us to do business and make decisions faster.

“Nokia is in the process of migrating its on-premises IT infrastructure to Google Cloud,” said Ravi Parmasad, vice president of global IT infrastructure at Nokia. “And Google Cloud VMware Engine helps the migration process as it addresses Nokia’s priorities for speed, business continuity, and full control of our workloads to better support Nokia customers in more than 130 countries.” . »

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About VMware
VMware is a leading multi-cloud service provider for all applications, enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. As a reliable foundation for accelerating innovation, VMware software gives businesses the flexibility and choice they need to build the future. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., VMware is committed to building a better future through the company’s 2030 Agenda. For more information, please visit
  1. Source: 2022 18-Month TCO Assessment Studies, VMware Cloud Economics Team, and Google Cloud 2022 Internal Customer Studies, March 2022
  2. Source: Google Cloud VMware Engine Service Level Agreement (SLA)
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