Google and VMware partner for enterprise cloud service

Google's Cloud Platform will be integrated into vCloud Air
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Virtualisation and cloud firm VMware has teamed up with Google to deliver greater enterprise access to public cloud services via VMware vCloud Air.

As part of this agreement, Google Cloud Platform will be integrated into vCloud Air, providing enterprise customers with access to cloud services on VMware's hybrid cloud platform.

The initial set of Google Cloud Platform services that will be available on vCloud Air include storage service Google Cloud Storage, big data analytics service Google BigQuery, database service Google Cloud Datastore and DNS service Google Cloud DNS. 

Expected to be available later this year, existing VMware vCloud Air customers will have access to the new services under their current service contract and existing network interconnect, and pay for the Google Cloud Platform services they consume.

The two companies also announced they are exploring extended management support for Google Cloud Platform as part of VMware's vRealize Cloud Management Suite.

"Our collaboration will provide customers with a unique hybrid solution that combines the power and efficiencies of VMware virtualisation and the hyperscale of Google Cloud Platform," said Murali Sitaram, MD of Global Partner Strategy & Alliances at Google.

"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."

"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," added Bill Fathers, executive VP and GM for VMware's Cloud Services Business Unit.

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