Google Acquires CloudSimple To Bring VMware Customers To Its Cloud

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Google today has announced it has acquired VMware-as-a-Service provider CloudSimple for an undisclosed sum. This acquisition has some interesting competitive dimensions, particularly relating to Microsoft Azure. CloudSimple is currently the main mechanism for running VMware on Azure and GCP, while VMware on AWS is jointly engineered between VMware and AWS. It’s a more tightly integrated offering, and not subject to this kind of pull-the-rug-out-from-underneath-us maneuver.

[Source: Forbes]