As IT organizations accelerate their digital transformation amidst a host of new challenges—the rise of remote work, the inability to access data centers—it’s never been a better time to move virtual machines (VMs) to the cloud. Today, NetApp is excited to announce our support for the GA release of Google Cloud VMware Engine, a fully native, first party solution for companies to run VMware-based applications in Google Cloud.
NetApp Cloud Volumes Service for Google Cloud is the perfect complement to this new offering, with robust data management, backup, and disaster recovery capabilities that extend seamlessly across on-premises and cloud environments. NetApp Cloud Volumes Service enables customers running on-premises VMware workloads to seamlessly migrate to Google Cloud without having to re-architect or refactor their applications, allowing them to leverage the value of their existing VMware investments while maintaining operational continuity and avoiding complex data management, hardware refreshes, and procurement cycles.
We have established the gold standard for partnerships at Google Cloud with NetApp Cloud Volumes Service (something that we are extremely proud of), and we have won Google Cloud Infrastructure Partner of the Year two years in a row. Our long-standing commitment to VMware has included a broad portfolio of solutions, and we have learned many lessons that bring immediate value to vSphere virtual machine (VM) workloads in Google Cloud.
There are many potential use cases for our customers:
Niraj is a Solution Architect in the Cloud Data Services, Product Management Team at NetApp. He started his career in 2004 as a VMware Engineer and joined NetApp in 2018 to focus on the Google Cloud alliance. Prior to joining Product Management at NetApp, Niraj has held several customer-facing field positions. He is passionate about cloud technologies and helping customers build hybrid solutions to solve their business problems. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science Engineering and enjoys Yoga and fitness challenges in his downtime..