GCP Series: Google Cloud VMware Engine

3 years ago   •   2 min read

By CloudNerve.com

Easily lift and shift your VMware-based applications to Google Cloud without changes to your apps, tools, or processes.

The service provides all the hardware and VMware licenses you need to run in a dedicated VMware SDDC in Google Cloud.

  • Get started quickly by migrating your VMware environment with just a few clicks

  • Provision an entire VMware SDDC in about 30 minutes across 12 global regions

  • See how our customers are modernizing their VMware apps with Google Cloud VMware Engine

  • Explore the latest news, articles and whitepapers


Seamlessly migrate your existing VMware workloads

Run your workloads in a native VMware environment—vSphere, vCenter, vSAN, NSX-T, and HCX—while benefiting from Google Cloud’s highly performant infrastructure to meet the needs of your enterprise workloads.

Fully integrated experience

Provision a VMware environment in minutes. We take care of managing the VMware software stack so you can focus on your applications. Billing, identity, and access control are integrated to unify the experience.

Unlock intelligent insights

Connect to native Google Cloud services such as BigQuery and Cloud AI to derive new insights from existing data and quickly make informed decisions.

Key features

Fast networking and high availability

VMware Engine is built on Google Cloud’s highly performant, scalable infrastructure with fully redundant and dedicated 100 Gbps networking, providing 99.99% availability to meet the needs of your most demanding enterprise workloads.

An integrated Google Cloud experience

Benefit from full access to innovative Google Cloud servicesNative VPC networking gives you private layer-3 access between VMware environments and other Google Cloud services, allowing you to use standard access mechanisms such as Cloud VPN or Interconnect. Additionally, billing, identity, and access control are integrated to unify the experience with other Google Cloud services.

Robust VMware ecosystem solutions

Continue to leverage IT management tools and third-party services consistent with the on-premises environment. We’re partnering closely with leading storage, backup, and disaster recovery providers such as NetApp, Actifio, Veeam, Zerto, Cohesity, and Dell Technologies to ensure support for third-party solutions, ease the migration journey, and enable business continuity. Learn more.

Utilize familiar VMware tools or Google Cloud operations suite

We make it easy for you to move to the cloud because you can continue to use the same VMware tools, processes, and policies you are familiar with. Manage your on-premises VMware workloads and those in the cloud with the same suite of tools to simplify your migration. Additionally, you can use Google Cloud operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) to monitor, troubleshoot, and improve application performance on your Google Cloud environment.


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