VMware has accounded an expanded agreement with Google to deliver greater enterprise access to public cloud services via VMware vCloud Air.
As part of the agreement, Google Cloud Platform will be tightly intergrated into vCloud Air, providng customers with more access to cloud services on VMware’s hybrid cloud platform.
Murali Sitaram, managing director, Global Partner Strategy & Alliances, Google, said: "Our collaboration will provide customers with a unique hybrid solution that combines the power and efficiencies of VMware virtualization and the hyperscale of Google Cloud Platform."
"As a result of this agreement, enterprise customers will be able to combine their VMware cloud environments with the security, scalability, and price performance of Google’s public cloud, built on the same infrastructure that allows Google to return billions of search results in milliseconds."
Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware, said: "We are excited to expand our relationship with Google, and offer customers the ability to use Google’s rich portfolio of services while running their mission critical applications on the vCloud air platform."
"Through this agreement, customers will gain the benefit of both vCloud Air and Google Cloud Platform in a single hybrid cloud service, supported by VMware, and fully compatible with their existing vSphere®-based data center infrastructure."
The Google Cloud Platform services which will initially be offered on vCloud will be, Google Cloud Storage, Google BigQuery, Google Cloud Datastore and Google Cloud DNS.
The new services are expected to be available later this year, and existing VMware vCloud Air customers will have access to the new services under their existing contract. However, they will pay for the Google Cloud Platform on a basis of services they consume.
The two companies also announced they are exploring extended management support for Google Cloud Platform as part of VMware’s award-winning vRealize Cloud Management Suite.