dcn-eu logo
Story image

Google Cloud collaborates with Pure Storage to bolster multi-cloud strategies

21 Feb 2020

Pure Storage, a data solutions company with a focus on faster customer innovation, has today announced it has joined Google Cloud's Anthos Ready Storage Initiative. 

The move represents the latest collaboration between the two companies since the announcement of Pure's partnership with Google Cloud.

Integrations between Google Cloud's open platform and Pure's industry all-flash storage mean organisations can now invest in solutions built to drive a multi-cloud strategy and enable a modern data experience, according to Pure Storage.

Google Cloud’s Anthos is an open hybrid and multi-cloud application platform that provides development and operations experience across cloud and on-premises environments. 

As a qualified Anthos partner, Pure's Container Storage Interface (CSI) driver-based solution will allow customers to deliver storage-as-a-service to their containerised applications on the Google Anthos on-premises platform, according to the company.  

"Tight integrations with cloud-native technologies that allow for a seamless data management experience are a foundational requirement for continued innovation," says Pure Storage general manager of storage-as-a-service Rob Walters.

"As organisations explore and leverage modern application architectures with hybrid cloud mobility in mind, storage continues to be a critical component. 

“Our partnership with Google Cloud provides customers with the assurance that they'll continue to get the most value out of their data with Pure."

Anthos Ready Storage designates partner solutions qualified by Google Cloud to meet the requirements defined for applicable solution categories. 

The Anthos Ready Storage Initiative is for companies optimised to work with Google Cloud's Anthos by fulfilling the requirements for the applicable solution category and are invited by Google Cloud to participate in the Anthos Ready Partner Initiative.

"Pure Storage offers innovative solutions for data storage and data management," says Google Cloud director of partnerships Rayn Veerubhotla.

"We're delighted to recognise these solutions as qualified for Anthos under our new Anthos Ready Storage Initiative, and we look forward to working with Pure Storage to drive customer success across hybrid and multi-cloud environments."

The primary computing environment for Anthos relies on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), which allows customers to take advantage of Kubernetes and cloud technology both in their data centres and in the cloud. 

Pure Service Orchestrator (PSO) integrates with container orchestration frameworks like Kubernetes, so customers can deliver persistent storage support for containerised applications, on demand. 

Pure Service Orchestrator pools multiple FlashArray and FlashBlade systems supporting block-based and file-based storage arrays under one CSI driver deployment, to allow intelligent volume placement across that pool.