VMware Engine
VMware Engine

Increase business agility by up to 45% with Google Cloud VMware Engine

January 20, 2023

As the business world becomes increasingly digital, the need for efficient and reliable cloud computing solutions becomes paramount.

Companies are constantly searching for ways to improve their operations and stay ahead of the competition.

One way to achieve this is by leveraging the power of the cloud.

One of the most popular and widely used cloud platforms is Google Cloud, and its latest offering - Google Cloud VMware Engine - is set to revolutionize the way businesses operate.  

This powerful platform allows businesses to run their existing VMware-based applications on Google Cloud, providing a seamless and secure experience.

In this blog, we will explore:

1. The various features and benefits of Google Cloud VMware Engine.

2. How it can help businesses to improve their operations and stay competitive in today's fast-paced digital landscape.

Introducing Google Cloud VMware Engine

A fully managed service that lets you run the VMware platform in Google Cloud

  • Bring your VMware-based environments to Google Cloud without major modifications
  • Management, networking services, operating platform, and backend infrastructure run at scale by Google Cloud
  • Sold and supported by Google.

What you get with VMware Engine

  1. Built-in virtual private cloud networking
  2. Direct, high-speed access to all Google Cloud services, including BigQuery, Anthos, Cloud Operations, and Cloud Storage
  3. End-to-end Google Cloud support

Sold on the basis of hyperconverged nodes.

A note on node sizes:

Larger nodes give better density and lower TCO.

In a nutshell

Why Google Cloud VMware Engine - one level deeper

Single relationship

  • One-stop shop: Google operated and supported service.
  • Unified billing, identity and access management just like any other Google Cloud service  


  • Ability to support complex networking topologies, while leveraging Google Cloud native networking with minimal overhead
  • Private access to rich Google Cloud services like BigQuery, Google Cloud operations suite, Cloud Storage, and more


  • Enterprise grade redundancy and reliability in Google Cloud
  • Up to 64 nodes per private cloud supporting large scale architectures
  • High-performance 100 Gbps networking, with no oversubscription and with redundant switching
  • Fast provisioning—add capacity in about 30 minutes, on demand
  • Highest availability - 99.99% uptime for a cluster in a single zone, without the need to create stretched clusters.

Ecosystem flexibility

  • Unique flexibility in supporting wide ecosystem of Google, VMware, and third-party tools.
  • Elevated vSphere privileges let you customize VMs for application needs.

Lower TCO

  • Superior CPU oversubscription capabilities - lowers cost of infrastructure.
  • 38% TCO savings compared to on-premises and compelling storage/core/$ and memory/core/$ due to SKU configuration.
  • External storage options along with third-party DR, backup solution providers like NetApp, Zerto, Veeam, Actifio, SRM


  • Single vendor model and security posture
  • End-to-end security from point of origin to destination with capabilities such as Interconnect, NSX-T micro-segmentation, vSan encryption using third-party external KMS (CMEK) and Google Cloud Key Management Service (KMS)

The efficiency of VMware Engine can unblock the larger app migration initiative.

1. Ease migration.

  • Move VMware workloads to the cloud as-is.
  • No refactoring.
  • Maintain continuity.

2. Lower costs.

  • Deliver efficiency.
  • Leverage Google Cloud economies of scale.

3. Run securely.

  • Run with confidence.
  • Provide best in class security.

4. Create operational agility.

  • Operational continuity
  • Unified management

5. Innovate

Build on Google Cloud services.

Google can reduce your VMware environment TCO by 25% or more.

*Example calculation based on 200 VMs, 8 hosts, 2 FTE needed to operate on-premises infrastructure

What Google Cloud can do for VMware workloads.

Delivering for a variety of customer use cases.

Delivering on the promise of Cloud Economics and Speed.


Google Cloud VMware Engine offers a powerful and flexible solution for businesses looking to migrate their on-premises workloads to the cloud, with the ability to run VMware environments natively on Google Cloud, businesses can take advantage of the scalability, security, and cost-efficiency of the cloud while maintaining consistency and compatibility with their existing infrastructure.  

And leads to easily lift and shift your VMware-based applications to Google Cloud without changes to your apps, tools, or processes. Includes all the hardware and VMware licenses to run in a dedicated VMware SDDC in Google Cloud.    

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