Earlier this year, we teamed up with VMware to offer enterprise grade Google Cloud Platform services to VMware customers through VMware vCloud Air. Today we are excited to announce that vCloud Air Object Storage Service, powered by Google Cloud Platform, is generally available to all customers.
With the availability of Google Cloud Storage through vCloud Air, VMware customers will have access to a durable and highly available object storage service powered by Google Cloud Platform. Google Cloud Storage enables enterprises to store data on Google’s infrastructure with very high reliability, performance and availability. It provides a simple HTTP-based API accessible from applications written in any modern programming language, which enables customers to take advantage of Google’s own reliable and fast networking infrastructure to perform data operations in a cost effective manner. When you need to expand, you benefit from the scalability provided by Google’s infrastructure.
VMware customers will have access to all three classes of object storage offered by Google:
Standard storage offers our highest performance storage, with very high availability.
Durable Reduced Availability storage provides a lower cost option that doesn’t require immediate and uninterrupted access to storage. Cost savings are made by reducing replicas. Durable Reduced Availability storage offers the same durability as Standard storage.
Nearline storage, our newest storage service, offers customers a simple, low-cost, fast-response storage service with quick data backup, and access for storage charges of 1 cent per GB of data.
Today’s announcement marks the launch of the first of many Google Cloud Platform services that will be offered to VMware customers through vCloud Air. We’re excited to extend Google Cloud Platform to the VMware vCloud Air customer base.
To learn more, contact your VMware sales team or Google Cloud Platform Sales.
– Posted by Adam Massey – Director, Global Partner Business