At Google Cloud Next 2019, Hewlett Packard Enterprises (HPE) and Google Cloud announced a global partnership that will see them collaboratively drive simplified hybrid cloud solutions.
Google Anthos, formerly Cloud Services Platform, enables the construction and management of hybrid cloud environments, and HPE will offer two of its own validated on-premise designs for the platform that will enable the firms’ mutual customers to choose their own ideal blend of on-premises and public cloud infrastructures.
The agreement will also see HPE offering validated on-premises infrastructure-as-a-service via HPE Greenlake, with customers opting for this then being able to simultaneously leverage a Google Kubernetes Engine environment and its containerising capabilities in their hybrid clouds.
“Customers tell us they value choice, simplicity, and consistency in building their hybrid cloud strategy,” said Phil Davis, President of Hybrid IT and Chief Sales Officer at HPE, in HPE’s press release.
“By partnering with Google Cloud and leveraging a container-based approach, HPE can offer a seamless hybrid cloud experience with the unique option to do it all as-a-service. This approach, powered by Anthos and HPE GreenLake, gives our customers the freedom to modernize at their own pace with the HPE infrastructure of their choice.”
Kevin Ichhpurani, Corporate Vice President of Global Ecosystem and Business Development at Google Cloud, added:
“We’re working closely with HPE to make it easy for customers to incorporate Anthos into their cloud strategies.
“We’re delighted that HPE shares our ‘build once, run anywhere’ approach and look forward to expanding our partnership for hybrid cloud solutions on behalf of customers.”