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Google And VMware Integrate Google Cloud Platform Services Into vCloud Air

By - Source: VMware

VMware has broadened its partnership with Google, reaching an agreement whereby Google Cloud Platform components will be integrated into vCloud Air. The new agreement enables VMware hybrid cloud customers to take advantage of the performance, security and scalability of Google's public cloud, the same infrastructure that powers Google's search, YouTube video delivery and Gmail storage.

"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," said Bill Fathers, executive vice president and general manager, Cloud Services Business Unit, VMware. "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."

A preliminary set of Google Cloud platform services will be made available to vCloud Air customers:

  •       Google Cloud Storage – Google's object storage service
  •       Google Big Query – Google's Big Data query tool
  •       Google Cloud Datastore – A managed, NoSQL, schemaless database for non-relational data
  •       Google Cloud DNS – Google's low-latency global DNS service

VMware customers will benefit from a single point of purchase and will have access to Google Cloud Platform services under their existing contract and interconnect with VMware vCloud Air. VMware vCloud Air customers will only pay for the Google Cloud Platform services they consume. Google Platform services will be governed by the VMware vCloud Air terms of service and will be supported by the VMware Global Support and Services team. For U.S. customers requiring HIPAA-compliant cloud services, specific Google Cloud Platform services are also covered by VMware's Business Association Agreement.

Google Cloud Platform services are expected to be available to VMware vCloud Air customers later this year.

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