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What’s New with Google Cloud VMware Engine

Discover enhancements to Google Cloud VMware Engine and VMware attached services to migrate and modernize applications and infrastructure faster.

Move faster to cloud by extending your on-premises VMware environments to Google Cloud

Plug in to the full power of the Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud VMware Engine offers flexible on-demand capacity and full operational consistency with existing on-premises environments. That means you can accelerate “cloud-first” business strategies by modernizing applications, workloads and infrastructure.

Simplify Infrastructure

Migrate virtual machines and workloads across VMware SDDCs from on-prem to Google Cloud Platform in minutes instead of months.

Modernize Applications

Jumpstart your Kubernetes adoption and run containerized workloads in the cloud with VMware Tanzu Standard on Google Cloud VMware Engine, delivering consistent, modernized operations and management.

Save Time and Money

Drive profitable business outcomes and accelerate your journey to the cloud.

Unlock Insights

Convert information into intelligent insights by unlocking Google Cloud AI and machine learning services as part of the Google Cloud VMware Engine.

Benefits of Google Cloud VMware Engine

Accelerate Cloud Migration

Migrate VMware SDDC workloads to the cloud while continuing to run native VMware applications, tools, processes, and policies. 

Promote Innovation

Develop new data-driven products for your end customers by reinvesting time and costs saved through workload migration.

Improve IT Operations

Run virtual machines in the cloud to decouple from managing physical infrastructure. Provision an entire VMware SDDC in minutes rather than months.

Expand Business Solutions

Integrate additional VMware validated capabilities with Google Cloud VMware Engine, including Horizon for VDI and VMware Aria Automation for integrated cloud management.

Key Components of Google Cloud VMware Engine

Use your current investments, skills and tools as you move toward the cloud.

VMware vSphere

Run existing applications alongside modern containerized apps on the server virtualization platform geared for modern hybrid cloud.

VMware NSX

Connect and protect apps across the data center, multi-cloud, bare metal and containers – all from a single pane of glass.

VMware HCX

Seamlessly extend your on-premises environments into cloud with the tool built for workload rebalancing and business continuity.

VMware vSAN

Reduce cost and complexity – while improving business agility – with enterprise-class storage virtualization software.

Related Resources

Business Value of Cloud for Retailers

See how global retailers are revolutionizing internal operations and consumer experiences with Google Cloud VMware Engine.

Better IT and Business Outcomes

Learn how your business can achieve IT economies of scale with Google Cloud VMware Engine

Impact of Cloud for Financial Services

Why financial services companies are pursuing “cloud-first” strategies globally via Google Cloud VMware Engine.

Added Components with Google Cloud VMware Engine

Check the Product Interoperability Matrix to learn which solutions are integrated with Google Cloud VMware Engine.



VMware Horizon

Empower employees to work securely from anywhere. VMware Horizon on Google Cloud VMware Engine delivers a seamlessly integrated hybrid cloud for virtual desktops and applications.



VMware Site Recovery Manager

Simplify disaster recovery with the only VMware-integrated solution that runs on any storage platform. SRM provides policy-based management, minimizes downtime in case of disasters via automated orchestration, and enables non-disruptive testing of your disaster recovery plans.



VMware Tanzu Standard

Deploy and operate Kubernetes in multi-cloud environments. With Tanzu Standard on Google Cloud VMware Engine, customers can run their containerized workloads in the cloud, with consistent operations and management to support their infrastructure and application modernization needs.

VMware Aria Operations

Experience our next-gen platform and deploy predictive operations. Plan, optimize, and scale Google Cloud VMware Solution with unified visibility across the hybrid cloud. VMware Aria Operations delivers migration planning and cost assessment, continuous performance optimization based on both business and operational intent, efficient capacity management, and proactive remediation across private cloud and Google Cloud VMware Solution.


VMware SD-WAN on Google Cloud VMware Engine virtualizes WAN connections to improve agility, performance and reliability for network traffic from branch-to-Google Cloud and across branches.

VMware Aria Automation

Increase agility with self-service cloud environments. With VMware Aria Automation, you can increase agility, productivity and efficiency through self-service automation, by reducing the complexity of their IT environment, streamlining IT processes and delivering a DevOps-ready automation platform.

VMware Cloud Director service

Manage multi-tenant SDDC services on Google Cloud VMware Engine with VMware Cloud Director service. Deliver right-sized cloud resources to your tenants (internal customers or Lines of Business) with secure separation and control.

NSX Advanced Load Balancer

NSX Advanced Load Balancer (formerly Avi Networks) on Google Cloud VMware Engine provides local and global load balancing, web application firewall and application analytics. The platform works consistently in the data center and Google cloud.

VMware Aria Operations for Networks

Gain end-to-end network visibility, troubleshooting, and predictive analytics that enable application migrations, optimize network performance with troubleshooting capabilities, and confidently manage the scaling Google Cloud VMware Engine deployments.

Discover Pricing

The Google Cloud VMware Engine service provides simple yet flexible options to consume VMware’s powerful software capabilities and Google Cloud’s elastic, bare-metal infrastructure as a combined offering. This offering can be purchased on-demand or as a 1-year or 3-year subscription with the option to pay monthly or upfront. If you choose the on-demand option, you will be billed at the end of the month in arrears, and if you choose the 1-year or 3-year subscription option, you can choose to prepay upfront or pay monthly. Prepay longer-term subscription of nodes gives you up to 50% cost savings compared to on-demand nodes consumed over the equivalent period. This pricing is MSRP. The minimum required configuration for the production environment is 3 nodes per cluster. Above the minimum, nodes can be added or removed in 1-unit increments.

Google Cloud VMware Engine is sold as part of the VMware Cloud Universal program. See the VMware Subscription Purchasing Program (SPP) for details.


Designed for production enterprise environments




  • VMware software: vSphere, vSAN, NSX, vCenter Server, HCX
  • Dedicated, isolated Google Cloud Bare Metal hardware nodes
  • Lifecycle management by Google Cloud (updates, patches and upgrades)
  • Support for High Availability (HA)
  • Service Level Agreement (SLA)


Purchase separately:


  • Product Support. Product Support tiers beyond Basic Support will be provided at no cost until December 31, 2022. Visit for Support pricing.
  • VMware Cloud Director service
  • VMware Horizon
  • VMware NSX Advanced Load Balancer
  • VMware SD-WAN
  • VMware Site Recovery Manager
  • VMware Tanzu Standard
  • VMware Aria Automation
  • VMware Aria Operations
  • VMware Aria Operations for Networks



Node Specifications


CPU: Intel Xeon Gold 6240 (Cascade Lake) 2.6 GHz (x2), 36 Cores, 72 Hyper-Threads

Cores / node
Memory / node
List Price / node
Effective Hourly
Savings vs. On-Demand
On Demand Pay for physical hosts by the hour. Billed in arrears.
1-year Subscription Pay for the physical hosts upfront or monthly.
3-year Subscription Pay for the physical hosts upfront or monthly.


CPU: Intel Xeon Gold 6240 (Cascade Lake) 2.6 GHz (x2), 36 Cores, 72 Hyper-Threads

Node Specifications




What is the difference between on-demand and subscription pricing?  On-Demand Pricing
On-Demand consumption allows you to pay for physical hosts by the hour. There are no upfront costs and you have the flexibility to scale the number of hosts up or down without long-term commitments. You only pay for each hour that the host is active in your account. If you choose the on-demand option, you will be billed at the end of the month in arrears.

Subscription Pricing
Prepay longer-term subscription of hosts gives you up to 50% cost saving compared to on-demand hosts consumed over the equivalent period. Host subscriptions are available in 1-year or 3-year terms. If you choose a 1-year or 3-year subscription option, you can choose to prepay upfront or pay monthly.

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