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Today’s VMware and Google announcement

January 29, 2015 Mathew Lodge

By Mathew Lodge, Vice President, Cloud Services at VMware

Today Google and VMware announced we’ve reached an agreement to integrate selected Google Cloud Platform services into vCloud® Air™:

Google Cloud Storage– Distributed low-cost object storage serviceGoogle BigQuery – A real-time analytics service suitable for ad-hoc business intelligence queries across billions of rows of data in secondsGoogle Cloud Datastore– A schemaless NoSQL database serviceGoogle Cloud DNS– A globally-distributed low-latency DNS service

VMware vCloud® Air™ customers get access to more services on vCloud® Air™ that complement what VMware offers today. When we ran the VMworld 2014 application on vCloud Air we were able to rapidly scale to meet demand, and we also generated millions of data points on application usage. We needed a way to quickly analyze that and ask “what if?” questions. BigQuery is a great way to quickly store and analyze that data, but it’s tough to use if it isn’t integrated with vCloud Air.

That’s why integration is so important. The Google Cloud Platform services will be tightly integrated into vCloud Air and function just like any service from VMware on the vCloud Air platform. Existing vCloud Air customers will have access to the new services under their existing contracts and existing network interconnect with vCloud Air, and simply pay for what they use of the Google services. They’ll use their current vCloud Air credentials to access the service and be able to use the native Google Cloud Platform APIs.

We’re also directly connecting the VMware and Google networks together, so that all traffic between the services travels over a dedicated private connection. VMware customers can call Global Support Services (GSS) as they do today to get support on any part of vCloud Air, including the Google Cloud Platform services we now offer.

The integration between the two services is underway, and we expect to start offering the new services on vCloud Air during the first half of 2015. And we expect to add other services in the future. We’re really excited by the potential for enterprises using hybrid cloud – there’s nothing like the combination of VMware vCloud Air and Google Cloud Platform in the hybrid cloud market today.

This entry was posted in Company News, Hybrid Cloud, Partner News, vCloud Air and taggedGoogle BigQuery, Google Cloud Datastore,Google Cloud DNS, Google Cloud Platform services, Google Cloud Storage, object storageon January 29, 2015 by Mathew Lodge.

14 thoughts on “Today’s VMware and Google announcement”Hill ZhaoJanuary 29, 2015 at 6:08 am

Is Google Cloud Storage conflict with VMware vSAN solution?


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Rob SteeleJanuary 29, 2015 at 10:39 am

Hi Hill, No conflict, vSAN is block based and Google is object based storage.

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BSNFebruary 1, 2015 at 11:35 pm

I would like more clarity on this. How does it work today? Can VMware customers not access Google Cloud Platform today? I’m struggling to understand what would the customers lose if this integration is not done.

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