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VMware wins Google Cloud partner award for infrastructure modernisation

By Catherine Knowles
Tue 21 Jun 2022

VMware has officially received the 2021 Google Cloud Technology Partner of the Year Award for Infrastructure Modernization.

The cloud computing and virtualisation company was recognised for its achievements as part of the Google Cloud ecosystem for helping mutual customers accelerate their enterprise cloud transformation, according to a statement.

VMware and Google Cloud together are empowering customers across industries such as retail, telco, and manufacturing to accelerate cloud modernisation initiatives for enterprise applications with Google Cloud VMware Engine.

VMware vice president hyperscaler partnerships Gregory Lehrer says, "Organisations globally are benefitting from the close collaboration of VMware and Google Cloud as we help customers accelerate their cloud-first business strategies.

"This recognition from Google Cloud is a testament to our shared focus on delivering the best business outcomes for our customers by helping them modernise applications, workloads, infrastructure, and consumption models with Google Cloud VMware Engine."

Google Cloud VP of global ISV partnerships and channels Bronwyn Hastings comments, “This award recognises VMware’s commitment to customer success, and its delivery of innovative and impactful solutions on Google Cloud in Infrastructure Modernization.

"We’re proud to recognise VMware as our Technology Partner of the Year for Infrastructure Modernization, and we look forward to continuing our work together building and creating business value for customers with cloud technologies.”

Google Cloud VMware Engine is designed to enable customers to modernise infrastructure, operations and applications with lower costs and risks.

This jointly-developed, Google Cloud-delivered service offers customers flexible on-demand capacity and full operational consistency with existing on-premises VMware environments, allowing customers to harness the power of Google Cloud.

With Google Cloud VMware Engine now available as part of the VMware Cloud Universal program, VMware and VMware partners can offer Google Cloud VMware Engine along with other VMware Cross-Cloud services to enable customers to execute their digital transformation initiatives based on their timelines, with lower overall costs and risk, the company states.

Overall, with Google Cloud VMware Engine combined with VMware Cloud Universal, it is estimated that enterprises can achieve: average TCO savings of 38% over three years compared to on-premises environments; average yearly cost savings of more than $2M; average labour savings of $115K using existing VMware and Google Cloud tools; and 100 Gbps dedicated east-west networking and high availability with a 99.99% uptime service level agreement for a cluster.

VMware is a provider of multi-cloud services for all apps, focused on enabling digital innovation with enterprise control. VMware works across key areas of app modernisation, cloud, networking, security, the anywhere workspace and telco cloud. The company's software aims to give businesses flexibility and choice to build the solutions they need.

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