Google LLC and VMware Inc. yesterday announced a preview release of a new plugin for VMware’s vRealize Orchestrator tool.
In addition they announced support for Google Cloud Platform resources in the VMware’s vRealize Automation suite, which will enable users to deploy and manage Google Compute Engine Virtual Machines to Google’s cloud with an ease.
vRealize Orchestrator is a feature of VMware’s vCenter product which is mainly used to help automate other VMware products, which includes its vSphere virtualization platform and its vCloud suite. vRealize Automation is a platform which is merely designed to help the IT administrators to build up and manage all the hybrid clouds. It is mainly used to perform the IT personalization and infrastructure, configuration, resource planning, and it also automates the container management and application delivery.
VMware in a report said the new plugin will enable users to begin provisioning virtual machines and storage to Google’s cloud. It will also allow users to publish blueprints, which also includes Google Compute VMs and storage buckets, to their self-service catalog.
In a second blog post, Google Compute Engine product manager Shan Kulandaivel explained the need for the plugin, saying that many of its cloud customers that run hybrid environments also use VMware software on-premises. These customers are looking for a way to simplify provisioning and enable end-user self service, he said, while also ensure compliance with IT policies.
“As a result, many use VMware vRealize Automation, a platform for automated self-service provisioning and lifecycle management of IT infrastructure, and are looking for ways to leverage it in the cloud,” Kulandaivel wrote.
Google also hinted that it’s working with VMware to “add support for additional GCP products such as Cloud TPUs,” saying it will provide more information on that in coming months.