VMware and Google have partnered since the beginning of Android in the enterprise and have continued to build robust support for mobile workers and enterprises. This partnership has expanded to include industry-first Chrome OS management to deliver apps, security, and advanced capabilities from a unified location through VMware Workspace ONE, powered by VMware AirWatch technology. Beyond the digital workspace, VMware is partnering with Google Cloud Platform to deliver an open platform to ensure consistent deployment, operations, and security for cloud-native applications across multi-cloud environments.
Google Cloud VMware Engine is a native, first party VMware Cloud Foundation solution sold and supported by Google. With Google Cloud VMware Engine, customers can migrate or extend their on-premises environment to Google Cloud by connecting to a native VMware environment directly from the Google Cloud Console in just minutes. This allows customers to migrate to the cloud without refactoring their applications and run workloads exactly the same way as they have been on-premises.
The service leverages VMware Cloud Foundation, which provides consistent operations and infrastructure through a complete set of software-defined services for compute, storage, networking, security, and cloud management to run enterprise apps – traditional or containerized.
Google Cloud VMware Engine is a fully managed, integrated VMware Cloud Verified service that is sold and supported by Google Cloud. Cloud Verified is the highest level of validation for VMware-based cloud services, giving customers confidence that Google Cloud VMware Engine offers the most complete and advanced VMware Cloud technologies with the greatest degree of consistency and compatibility across on-premises and cloud environments.
With this service, Customers can migrate VMware workloads to Cloud Foundation running in Google Cloud VMware Engine and scale their infrastructure on demand to dynamically meet the changing needs of their business while freeing up time to build new and innovative solutions for their customers alongside integrations into native Google Cloud services such as BigQuery, Cloud Storage, AutoML, and Anthos.
Seamlessly move on-premise workloads to the cloud using Google Cloud VMware Engine without needing to change existing tools and applications.
VMware and Google Cloud partnered so that mutual customers will be able to run distributed, cloud-native applications across Google Cloud and on-premises environments with VMware NSX Service Mesh and SD-WAN by Velocloud.
Built on Istio, NSX Service Mesh extends the functionalities of Istio service mesh technology to bring visibility, control, and security at the application layer to microservices. SD-WAN by Velocloud, seamlessly and securely extends on-premises infrastructure to Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Customers can simplify, automate and optimize network connections from their premises to the cloud, and deliver a consistent operational experience.
VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon provides a consumer-simple experience to securely enable access to Chrome OS devices from a unified console. Workspace ONE enables IT to deploy apps and policies from a unified console alongside all other endpoints and provides unified access to all apps including Chrome Apps and cloud, web and virtual apps with enterprise-grade security. Workspace ONE essentially transforms a Chromebook into a dedicated VMware Workspace ONE device, integrating access control, application management and multi-platform endpoint management.
In order to support today's enterprise requirements, Google has introduced Android enterprise, with two separate management approaches: "work profile mode" for employee owned devices and fully managed device mode for corporate owned devices. Google has recognized VMware as an Android Enterprise Recommended EMM.
Workspace ONE provides holistic device management that integrates with Android to empower mobility across use cases by deploying a work profile or work managed device to separate work and personal apps and data while providing data security and end-user privacy. This enables admins to easily configure and monitor their Android and Chrome OS device fleet from one location.