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July 25, 2020

Google Introduces Google Cloud VMware Engine

Migrate your VMware applications to Google Cloud without having to re-write them.

Today we will talk about a new Google service, the Google Cloud VMware Engine. What does it work for? Well, workloads in the public cloud are not an easy task. This brings a solution to the problem.

Google Cloud VMware Engine is now available, enabling your VM-ware applications to be migrated to Google Cloud without rewriting them. The service can run in North Virginia and California, more regions will be added later on.

The Engine provides everything so you can run the VMware environment in Google Cloud in a native form. The service counts with a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation hybrid cloud platform. Technologies such as Vsphere, vCenter, vSAN, STX-T, and HCX are included.

The Engine works in a dedicated Google Cloud infrastructure. You can extend your on-premises workloads to Google Cloud without changes. The Engine is fully owned operated and supported by Google Cloud.

The main idea is for you to maintain your application and still use the tools you were using in VMware. Your operational burden is reduced as you move to a self-service model.

Four key aspects provide a different experience. User experience, Enterprise-grade infrastructure, integrated networking, and a rich services ecosystem. These are the reasons why it is recommended to use the Engine.  

To launch the Google Cloud VMware Engine, you have to do it from the Google Cloud Console. It is almost instant, giving convenience for developers, compared to other services that need to build up the entire infrastructure.  Ordering the hardware, the software, and configuring it all. It might take days or even weeks.

To make the experience simpler, you can provide VMware environments that you are currently using in Google Cloud. Integrated support from Google Cloud is also received. The Engine is fully VMware certified and VMware’s support integrates perfectly with the Google Cloud Support.

The infrastructure that the Engine uses is considered high-performance, reliable and it counts with high capacity. This gives you a fast experience at the lowest cost possible. The environment counts with dedicated 100Gbps networking, with 99.99% availability.

What else is included in the service? Hyperconverged storage via the VMware stack. It supports all-flash NVMe devices. The aim is on fast performance with the opportunity to scale. Recent generation CPUs deliver high compute performance, from 2.6 GHz to 3.9 GHz. There is 768 GB of RAM and 19.2TB of raw data capacity per node.

As VMware allows computer over-provisioning, the workloads in existing environments are memory and storage constrained. More workload VMs can be deployed per node with the memory and storage capacity that the Engine provides. The infrastructure is a single-tenant, it‘s not shared with other customers. The network in the VMware vSphere cluster is dedicated.  

Vmware environment of the Engine is configured directly on VPC subnets. This allows standard mechanisms as Cloud Interconnect and Cloud VPN to connect to the service as with any other service in Google Cloud.  

Direct, private and layer 3 network access is provided for the workloads that run on the Google Cloud services. Your connection between workloads and VMware are high-speed and low-latency, providing high-level security. 

VMware is valued for its extensive third-party ecosystem. It counts with disaster recovery, backup. Monitoring, security, among others. The service runs on a native VMware platform, meaning you can continue to use all the VMware tools.

By using the service, you can benefit from native Google Cloud services. You can use Cloud Storage with data protection offered by external companies.  you can run third-party tools in the Compute Engine.

There are native Google Cloud Services that you can count on too. Based on the VM-ware based databases and applications that you are running inside the Engine, you can manage them in your cloud workloads. Your VMware workloads can run with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and other Cloud Functions. You count with analytics for VMware data sources with BigQuery. You have to option to use AI and Machine Learning services.

In conclusion, you can now migrate your VMware environment to Google Cloud services without having to re-write your applications. This integration is native and it provides developers with full access to the VMware tools and services. The Engine is high-performance and counts with high capacity. Four key aspects provide a different experience. User experience, Enterprise-grade infrastructure, integrated networking, and a rich services ecosystem. These are the reasons why it is recommended to use the Engine. The service will be formally introduced the week of July 27th of this year, check the Google Cloud Blog for more details.

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Lucas Bonder
Technical Writer
Lucas is an Entrepreneur, Web Developer, and Article Writer about Technology.

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DevelopersJuly 25, 2020
Google Introduces Google Cloud VMware Engine
Migrate your VMware applications to Google Cloud without having to re-write them.

Today we will talk about a new Google service, the Google Cloud VMware Engine. What does it work for? Well, workloads in the public cloud are not an easy task. This brings a solution to the problem.

Google Cloud VMware Engine is now available, enabling your VM-ware applications to be migrated to Google Cloud without rewriting them. The service can run in North Virginia and California, more regions will be added later on.

The Engine provides everything so you can run the VMware environment in Google Cloud in a native form. The service counts with a fully managed VMware Cloud Foundation hybrid cloud platform. Technologies such as Vsphere, vCenter, vSAN, STX-T, and HCX are included.

The Engine works in a dedicated Google Cloud infrastructure. You can extend your on-premises workloads to Google Cloud without changes. The Engine is fully owned operated and supported by Google Cloud.

The main idea is for you to maintain your application and still use the tools you were using in VMware. Your operational burden is reduced as you move to a self-service model.

Four key aspects provide a different experience. User experience, Enterprise-grade infrastructure, integrated networking, and a rich services ecosystem. These are the reasons why it is recommended to use the Engine.  

To launch the Google Cloud VMware Engine, you have to do it from the Google Cloud Console. It is almost instant, giving convenience for developers, compared to other services that need to build up the entire infrastructure.  Ordering the hardware, the software, and configuring it all. It might take days or even weeks.

To make the experience simpler, you can provide VMware environments that you are currently using in Google Cloud. Integrated support from Google Cloud is also received. The Engine is fully VMware certified and VMware’s support integrates perfectly with the Google Cloud Support.

The infrastructure that the Engine uses is considered high-performance, reliable and it counts with high capacity. This gives you a fast experience at the lowest cost possible. The environment counts with dedicated 100Gbps networking, with 99.99% availability.

What else is included in the service? Hyperconverged storage via the VMware stack. It supports all-flash NVMe devices. The aim is on fast performance with the opportunity to scale. Recent generation CPUs deliver high compute performance, from 2.6 GHz to 3.9 GHz. There is 768 GB of RAM and 19.2TB of raw data capacity per node.

As VMware allows computer over-provisioning, the workloads in existing environments are memory and storage constrained. More workload VMs can be deployed per node with the memory and storage capacity that the Engine provides. The infrastructure is a single-tenant, it‘s not shared with other customers. The network in the VMware vSphere cluster is dedicated.  

Vmware environment of the Engine is configured directly on VPC subnets. This allows standard mechanisms as Cloud Interconnect and Cloud VPN to connect to the service as with any other service in Google Cloud.  

Direct, private and layer 3 network access is provided for the workloads that run on the Google Cloud services. Your connection between workloads and VMware are high-speed and low-latency, providing high-level security. 

VMware is valued for its extensive third-party ecosystem. It counts with disaster recovery, backup. Monitoring, security, among others. The service runs on a native VMware platform, meaning you can continue to use all the VMware tools.

By using the service, you can benefit from native Google Cloud services. You can use Cloud Storage with data protection offered by external companies.  you can run third-party tools in the Compute Engine.

There are native Google Cloud Services that you can count on too. Based on the VM-ware based databases and applications that you are running inside the Engine, you can manage them in your cloud workloads. Your VMware workloads can run with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and other Cloud Functions. You count with analytics for VMware data sources with BigQuery. You have to option to use AI and Machine Learning services.

In conclusion, you can now migrate your VMware environment to Google Cloud services without having to re-write your applications. This integration is native and it provides developers with full access to the VMware tools and services. The Engine is high-performance and counts with high capacity. Four key aspects provide a different experience. User experience, Enterprise-grade infrastructure, integrated networking, and a rich services ecosystem. These are the reasons why it is recommended to use the Engine. The service will be formally introduced the week of July 27th of this year, check the Google Cloud Blog for more details.

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Lucas Bonder -Technical Writer
Lucas is an Entrepreneur, Web Developer, and Article Writer about Technology.

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