Dell EMC PowerFlex and PowerMax now offer more flexibility and choice, thanks to the open case deployment option for Google Anthos. Container-based architectures are rapidly being adopted by almost all DevOps teams and enterprise IT organizations that are moving to cloud-native and automated environments. Thus, these developers achieve greater application agility and better business results. At the same time, developers have the opportunity to focus more on applications and microservices, while spending less time on infrastructure using platforms such as Google Cloud Anthos.
However, choosing a modern infrastructure that supports a container-based movement, whether in-house, in a multi-cloud environment, or in hybrid scenarios, is a big job. Container deployments are complete and extensive, so open-case architectures offer more choice and flexibility. It also supports editing tools such as Kubernetes. In addition, it offers organizations operating in open cases the opportunity to obtain full performance potential from containerized applications.
Open Vault Distribution for Anthos
Today we are launching Dell EMC PowerFlex, PowerMax, and PowerStore, now featuring an open vault distribution feature that supports Google Cloud Anthos. In addition, in addition to supporting virtualized Anthos deployments over VMware vSphere, these products also offer greater flexibility and choice. Now you can increase your agility by including more applications and workloads under Anthos hybrid-cloud management, regardless of physical location!
Rayn Veerubhotla, Google Cloud Partner Engineering Manager, says:
“On the open case, Anthos offers customers more choice and more control over Anthos distributions. Through our partnership with Dell Technologies, users can increase the efficiency of cloud-native solutions on existing Dell hardware. In addition, thanks to Dell’s support for Kubernetes Container Storage Interface drivers, customers can leverage Dell storage solutions to use Anthos in many environments.
With these solutions, customers can choose to use open vaults for fast and easy application management in legacy and cloud-native environments, or use hyper viewfinder-based deployments that can coexist with non-containerized workloads.
Besides open vault optimization, the new Anthos update also supports Kubernetes Container Storage Interface (CSI) drivers. In this way, storage products offer unique features for a wide range of workloads that need permanent storage. Our customers can run Kubernetes on-premises or in the cloud. In addition to taking advantage of the features offered by our products in container application deployments, it can expand the use cases to continue information processing in the future.
Validated Approaches to Internal Modernization
Dell EMC PowerFlex, PowerMax, and PowerStore are options that meet Google Anthos requirements. They offer flexibility for a wide range of applications that require enterprise-grade results without breach and use Anthos with competent CSI drivers in open chassis. These new improvements have expanded the scope of PowerFlex support we previously announced for Anthos.
As a trusted Anthos Ready Partner, we work closely with Google Cloud to qualify solution components that meet Antho’s requirements. In this way, customers can quickly get value without the risks of imperfect architectural results. Customers can focus on building agile container applications instead of trying to make their systems deployable. PowerFlex, PowerMax and PowerStore are competent to:
- Support Anthos on compatible deployment and scaling
- Providing successful interaction for the best computing, networking, and storage features
- Distribute workload and provide visibility with a load balancer supported on Anthos
- Durability, scalability, performance, flexibility, etc. presents
- It includes integrated encryption protection for workloads, considering security due to its nature.
In addition, PowerFlex, PowerMax, and PowerStore make Anthos deployment easy. Designed as a software-defined solution, the PowerFlex rack comes fully configured for an integrated network. In this way, customers can start Anthos immediately and start dispensing containers. After installation, they are ready to deploy Kubernetes applications from the Google Cloud Console. PowerMax and PowerStore offered with Anthos are perfect storage solutions for customers who want a more traditional three-tier architecture.
With these specially designed, qualified solutions, Dell Technologies and Google Cloud eliminate application-related risks and provide customers with more options to modernize their operating environments and infrastructures. Using Anthos in an open chassis with PowerFlex or PowerMax provides customers with the following benefits:
Flexible configuration: Dell Technologies customers can configure their infrastructures entirely under their own control. With PowerFlex, PowerMax, and PowerStore solutions, customers can use all combinations of open chassis, virtualized, container, and hybrid hyper viewfinder platforms in a scalable and easy-to-manage manner. Instead of predictive results for customized hybrid solutions in-house, we offer our customers the freedom to make any combination they want.
Simplified containerization: It is more difficult to containerize some applications and workloads in virtual machines due to the various SLAs. Thanks to open case container architectures, customers now have freedom of choice, flexibility, and performance. Customers may also want to distribute existing Windows and Linux applications that are not ready for containerization along with Anthos container applications. Our solutions can support these applications without the need for physical partitioning. This allows customers to get the most value from their PowerFlex, PowerMax, and PowerStore systems.
Complete security and control: Open vault applications can also assist customers in keeping their data safe. Thanks to the open case architecture, customers can fully control hardware components and quickly manage situations on how to access and use servers and storage. Even if the customer’s network is decentralized, the customer can be sure that their data is safe.
Robust protection of data and workloads: Dell Technologies’ comprehensive portfolio of data protection solutions for Google Cloud is ideal for enterprise Anthos deployments. These solutions can be effectively replicated to hybrid cloud environments, from hybrid cloud environments, and between hybrid cloud environments for maximum data mobility. They can also use our industry-leading deduplication tools for the low cost of protection and total cost of ownership.
Scalability for the future: Customers may want to start with a small step and then increase to thousands of nodes. There are many examples of this that PowerFlex, PowerMax, and PowerStore offer low latency as well as linear scalability for millions of IOPS. We offer large-scale performance even for availability-sensitive workloads.
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