VMware is all set to provide Google Cloud products as part of its vCloud Air service, as the tech firm is planning to expand its ‘hybrid cloud’ business. VMware specialises in virtualisation, a technology, which act as substitutes hardware with software and drives down IT costs.
In March 2013, VMware stated that it is planning to enter into the cloud computing segment and has also started running customer applications through vCloud Air. This is the VMware managed online cloud service. This hybrid feature was meant to target software customers who wanted both in-house computing capability and external resources in the public cloud. It was widely seen as a response to competitors like Amazon.com Inc.’s Web Services.
As per the association, the vCloud Air customers can have access to various Google Cloud services, which comprises of cloud storage and BigQuery, a big-data analytics service. Along with this, Google will have access to customers who favour the hybrid-cloud approach. The products from the house of Google will be available from first half of this year. Moreover, the firms will also be working on incorporating Google Cloud platform to be part of VMware’s Cloud Management Suite.