Your cloud, your infrastructure: Announcing Anthos Ready Storage

We launched Anthos to provide customers with a platform to deliver and manage applications across all types of environments and infrastructure—most commonly, hybrid and multi-cloud environments—leveraging containers and Kubernetes.

To date, we have seen an extremely enthusiastic response from customers who want to run key workloads on Anthos. Our partners are enabling customers to deliver solutions that leverage Anthos in new and exciting ways. This includes storage, which is a key consideration as organizations look to manage their data across hybrid or multi-cloud deployments in containerized environments.

Today, we’re excited to announce a new qualification for partner storage solutions:Anthos Ready Storage. This qualification recognizes partner solutions that have met a core set of requirements to run optimally with Anthos running on-premises, and helps organizations select storage solutions that are deployed with Anthos.

The first set of partners to achieve the Anthos Ready Storage qualification for Anthos on-premise are Dell EMC, HP Enterprise, NetApp, Portworx, Pure Storage, and Robin.io. 

All Anthos Ready Storage partners have met multiple criteria, including:

  • Demonstrated core Kubernetes functionality including dynamic provisioning of volumes via open and portable Kubernetes-native storage APIs.

  • A proven ability to automatically manage storage across cluster scale-up and scale-down scenarios.

  • A simplified deployment experience following Kubernetes practices.

“Speed is the new scale in the world upset by digital transformation, the complex reality is that data and resources live anywhere and everywhere.” said Anthony Lye, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Data Services at NetApp. “We’re excited to expand our support for customers on Anthos in the hybrid multicloud as a part of the Anthos Ready Storage initiative. Together, Google Cloud’s Anthos and NetApp Trident and Kubernetes-ready storage offer a proven solution that helps customers manage their data on public cloud, on premises and hybrid cloud environments.”

“Speed to market is a key differentiator as companies develop next generation, cloud-native applications. The emergence of Kubernetes is driven by that need for agility,” said Jay Snyder, SVP Global Alliances, Dell Technologies. “We’re pleased to participate in this program, as Dell EMC PowerMax and VxFlex are ideal infrastructure options when paired with Google Cloud Anthos to deploy Kubernetes in multi-cloud environments.”

“Businesses are moving rapidly to modernize their applications using container based architectures,” said Omer Asad, VP and GM Primary Storage & Data Services at HP Enterprise. “We’re excited to expand our work with Google Cloud to qualify our fully-managed, container-based storage solutions such as HPE Nimble Storage for the Anthos platform.”

We’re committed to meeting customers where they are, and providing them with the ability to run key workloads and applications in the environment best suited for their business. 

To learn more about the Anthos Ready Storage program, please visit here. To get started with Anthos, contact us.