Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Google Cloud have teamed up to create hybrid cloud platforms that combine Google Cloud's Anthos with HPE's SimpliVity, Nimble Storage and ProLiant servers in hopes of creating consistent experiences across public clouds and on-premises environments.
HPE will also offer on-premises infrastructure as a service through HPE GreenLake. Customers who use this can run applications in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) on premises and have the same container-based design across the hybrid infrastructure.
The combination of HPE SimpliVity and Anthos will bring converged software to GKE. SimpliVity's remote management capabilities and replication between sites allow for central administration. The infrastructure and advanced data services enable a transition to a container environment by allowing containers and virtual machines to share the same hardware and storage.
Anthos and HPE's Nimble Storage and ProLiant provide architecture for storage-centric workloads that require independent scaling of compute and storage. The companies claimed this platform provides reliability and speed to container environments, as well as uniform management across on premises and public clouds.
With HPE GreenLake and Anthos, organizations can deploy containers on demand and not have to manage the underlying on-premises infrastructure.
The companies also hope the collaboration will accelerate container deployment. Gartner estimated that, by 2022, more than 75% of organizations will be running containerized applications. Anthos uses virtual machines to run containers on premises, and working with HPE could potentially make it easier for customers to use containers and have a consistent cloud application. Developers can build applications once, which run anywhere, across clouds and on premises.
The companies claimed this will make it ideal for a range of uses, including implementing DevOps through a continuous integration and continuous deployment pipeline, developing applications in Google Cloud and running them in production on premises, and deploying low-cost distributed edge containerized applications.