VMware and Google have been showing off the fruits of a year's collaboration to better integrate cloud computing and Google Apps.
The two companies are primarily working on integrating Java into Google programming using the Spring Java platform and a variety of new tools, including Google App Engine for Business which offers enterprise pricing rates and easy management via a central console.
"Companies are actively looking to move towards cloud computing. They are certainly attracted by the economic advantages, but are increasingly focused on the business agility and innovation," said Paul Maritz, president and chief executive of VMware.
"VMware and Google are aligning to reassure our mutual customers and the Java community that choice and portability are of utmost importance to both companies."
Maritz added that VMware and Google will ensure that modern applications can run smoothly within the firewalls of a company's datacentre or out in the public cloud.
SpringSource's Tool Suite, and an application development tool called Spring Roo, have been integrated with the Google Web Toolkit.
David Glazer, a software maker at Google, led a demonstration at the Google I/O conference that used Roo to put together an expenses application with a mobile front end in minutes.
"We put together an application with 200 keystrokes to build something that there must be 200 versions of running in companies," he said. "Google will continue to invest in the cloud platform by tailoring it for business use."
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