Google Cloud has announced a new qualification for partner storage solutions: Anthos Ready Storage. This qualification recognises partner solutions that have met a core set of requirements to run optimally with Anthos running on-premises and helps organisations select storage solutions that are deployed with Anthos.
The first set of partners to achieve the Anthos Ready Storage qualification for Anthos running on-premises are Dell EMC, HPE, 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.
Anthos provides 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.