Google VMWare Engine

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  • On-demand self-service provisioning of VMware private clouds: deploy, expand, or shrink your VMware private clouds in minutes.
  • Highly performant, scalable infrastructure with fully redundant and dedicated 100Gbps networking, providing 99.99% availability.
  • Full access and seamless integration with innovative Google Cloud services such as BigQuery, Google Cloud’s operations suite, Cloud Storage, Anthos, and Cloud AI. Native VPC networking gives private layer-3 access between VMware environments and other Google Cloud services, allowing you to use standard access mechanisms such as Cloud VPN or Interconnect.
  • Cloud networking services such as Interconnect and Cloud VPN ease access from your on-premises environments to the cloud.
  • Billing, identity, and access control are integrated to unify the experience with other Google Cloud services.
  • Simple migration, since there is VMware ecosystem compatibility: you can continue to use the same VMware tools, processes, and policies you are familiar with, as you can use third-party tools for backup, disaster recovery, and monitoring, along with adding external identity sources and users.
  • Google takes care of life cycle management of the VMware software stack and manage all related infrastructure and upgrades.
  • You can use Google Cloud operations suite (formerly Stackdriver) to monitor, troubleshoot, and improve application performance on your Google Cloud environment.


Pricing for VMware Engine is based on consumption and commitment term. The service has several pricing options including on demand (per hour), and commitments for one year and three years, with a three-node minimum.


VMware Engine is available in ten regions around the world.

Node types

Today, VMware Engine has one node type: ve1-standard-72 with the following specifications:

  • CPU: 2.6 GHz (3.9 GHz Turbo) x2, 36 cores/72 hyperthreads
  • Memory: 768 GB
  • Data: 19.2 TB NVMe
  • Cache: 3.2 TB NVMe
  • Includes VMware vSphere, VMware vSAN, VMware NSX-T, and VMware HCX