Google Cloud compete directly with VMware Cloud on AWS with CloudSimple deal

Google recently fired a shot across the bow of VMware Cloud on AWS with its deal to buy CloudSimple, which enables VMware customers to move their workloads to the public cloud.

"Through our existing partnership with CloudSimple, our customers can migrate their VMware workloads from on-premises datacenters directly into Google Cloud VMware Solution by CloudSimple, while also creating new VMware workloads as needed," said Rich Sanzi, vice president of engineering for Google, in a blog post. "Their apps can run exactly the same as they have been on-premises, but with all the benefits of the cloud, like performance, elasticity, and integration with key cloud services and technologies.

"We believe in a multi-cloud world, and will continue to provide choice for our customers to use the best technology in their journey to the cloud."

CloudSimple CEO Guru Pangal said "The CloudSimple platform transforms bare-metal resources in public cloud data centres into 'as-a-service' private clouds which can be fast-provisioned in an automated fashion," Pangal said in a blog post. "These private clouds are managed through a single portal, enabling customers to easily access all the public cloud services while benefiting from scalable monitoring, alerting, fault tolerance and 24x7 global support of their private clouds. 

"We were very fortunate to have great partnerships with VMware, Google and Microsoft, and learnt in the process 'how to dance amongst the elephants!'"