Google has announced a new partnership with VMWare that will make it easier for clients to run their VMware workloads on Google Cloud. Google Cloud will now support VMWare Cloud Foundation, which is the company’s system for deploying and running hybrid clouds. The solution was actually developed by CloudSimple, not VMWare or Google. Along with CloudSimple, Google will offer first-line support.
Google would like all enterprises to move to containers and utilize its Anthos hybrid cloud service. However, most of the large companies use VMWare. These companies may want to move its workloads to a public cloud, but they may not be ready to give up a tool that has long worked for them.
With this new capability, Google isn’t offering anything that is especially new or innovative. Google is simply giving enterprises fewer reasons to opt for a competitor. The new solution will also offer support for the full VMware stack, including the likes of vCenter, vSAN and NSX-T.