Anthos Ready platform partners

Anthos Ready platform qualification

Anthos Ready platform validation ensures that our partners' hardware platforms provide the foundation for Anthos on-prem, whether you choose to deploy on VMware or bare metal. This validation includes testing the following:

  • The functions most reliant on the underlying hardware platform such as the ability to deploy and scale a cluster
  • The successful interaction of Anthos on-prem with the platform partner's compute, network, and storage solution
  • The ability to deploy on-premises and expose a workload through a supported load balancer option on Anthos clusters on the partner platform

Anthos Ready platform partners have also demonstrated a strong understanding of Anthos architectures, its features, and how customers benefit from all components of Anthos. Google commits to working with Anthos Ready platform partners to ensure that they have the most up-to-date validation regarding Anthos and its roadmap. Google Cloud and the partner will jointly look at ways to improve the customer experience.

For Anthos clusters on VMware qualifications, platform partners are given the option of which version of vSphere to perform their qualification with. If you do not see a specific version of vSphere included in the qualification matrix for a given partner, check with the partner to confirm their support.

For Anthos clusters on bare metal qualifications, platform partners performed the qualifications on one or more operating systems based on their support of the OS. If you do not see a specific OS or version, check with the partner to confirm support.

You can find out more about the program in Anthos Ready partners.

Anthos version validation matrix

The following table highlights the platform partners and the validated Anthos versions, based on the deployment option (VMware or bare metal). Select a partner to see their solution details.

Platform partner Anthos 1.4 Anthos 1.5 Anthos 1.6 Anthos 1.7
Atos VMware VMware VMware
bare metal
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Cisco VMware VMware VMware ---
Dell EMC VMware --- bare metal ---
HPE VMware VMware VMware
bare metal
VMware
bare metal
Intel VMware --- bare metal bare metal
NetApp VMware VMware VMware VMware
Nutanix VMware --- bare metal ---
NVIDIA --- --- bare metal ---
VMware VMware VMware --- ---

Anthos Ready platform partners

Atos

Solution Atos BullSequana S
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.5.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x 6.7u3 RHEL 8.2
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 LTS
Description Atos BullSequana S servers are part of a portfolio of highly scalable and flexible servers making no compromise with Quality of Service. BullSequana S series are powered by Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family. The complete BullSequana product family is designed to serve the needs spanning from mainframe to enterprise, HPC, and Quantum.
Web page BullSequana S series x86 servers
Partner page cloud.withgoogle.com/partners/detail/?id=atos
Solution Atos BullSequana Edge
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.6.x N/A CentOS 8.2, RHEL 8.2
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 LTS
Description BullSequana Edge servers deliver AI inference and real-time data analytics at the edge, while keeping data safe, secure and maintaining a low-carbon footprint. The servers' adaptibility allow them to be efficient in various types of environments outside data centers. The servers can host up to two Nvidia Tesla T4 GPUs or optional FPGA's. This enables the inference of complex AI models right at the edge with very low latency. Together with the 16 core Intel® Xeon® processor, BullSequana Edge servers provide a compute power-pack for the implementation of up to 512 GB RAM and 28 TB storage.
Web page BullSequana Edge Computing
Partner page cloud.withgoogle.com/partners/detail/?id=atos

Cisco

Solution Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x* 6.7u3 N/A
1.5.x* 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x* 6.7u3 N/A
**Cisco has also validated HyperFlex CSI driver works with Anthos
Description Cisco HyperFlex hyperconverged infrastructure works together with Google Cloud's Anthos to provide a consistent experience whether on premises or in Google Cloud. With Anthos and HyperFlex, customers have a highly available and resilient on-premises data platform for running Kubernetes workloads at scale. The benefits include predictable performance, enterprise-grade data services, storage optimization, security, and improved efficiency.
Web page Cisco HyperFlex HX-Series
Reference architecture Cisco Validated Design: Cisco HyperFlex for Google Cloud's Anthos
Partner page cloud.google.com/cisco

Dell EMC

Solution Dell EMC PowerFlex Family
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x CentOS 8.1
Description Dell EMC PowerFlex integrated systems deliver scalability and business agility, enabling companies to start small and grow in flexible, discrete increments. Based on Dell EMC's PowerEdge servers, the PowerFlex family provides a combination of compute and high performance storage in a unified fabric. PowerFlex can asymmetrically scale compute and storage (two-layer) while also offering an HCI mode, or any combination of these options that supports multi-hypervisor and bare metal environments. Customers seeking a platform for high performance applications and databases can quickly get started with PowerFlex, a software-defined solution ready to run Anthos.
Web page Dell EMC PowerFlex Family
Reference architectures Google Cloud's Anthos on PowerFlex family

Google Cloud's Anthos on PowerFlex family at Equnix -- A Great Near-Cloud Experience

Partner page cloud.google.com/dell

HPE

Solution HPE SimpliVity
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x* 6.7u3 N/A
*The HPE SimpliVity CSI Driver 1.0.0 for Kubernetes has been validated with Anthos
Description HPE SimpliVity delivers a pre-integrated, all-flash hyperconverged building block to simplify IT by combining infrastructure and advanced data services for virtualized workloads for VMware and Hyper-V environments, and containerized workloads. Built-in in-line deduplication and compression, data resiliency, data protection, and disaster recovery; and VM-centric management; and software-defined networking drive operational and cost efficiency. With the HPE Validated Design for Anthos on HPE SimpliVity, you can run both your private and public cloud environment with uniform hybrid cloud management provided by Anthos.
Web page HPE SimpliVity
Reference architecture Modernize Apps Everywhere - Google Cloud's Anthos on HPE SimpliVity
Partner page cloud.google.com/hpe
Solution HPE Nimble Storage dHCI
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x* 6.7u3 N/A
1.5.x* 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x* 6.7u3 Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 LTS
1.7.x* 6.7u3 CentOS 8.3, RHEL 8.3
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 LTS
*The HPE CSI Driver for Kubernetes has been validated with Anthos
Description HPE Nimble Storage dHCI provides a flexible on-premises architecture for independent scaling of storage and compute that works in conjunction with Google Cloud's Anthos to deliver a hybrid cloud. HPE Nimble Storage dHCI provides a simple approach to all-flash and hybrid flash storage that delivers capacity efficiency, low latency, and high availability for virtualized and containerized workloads with AI-driven operations for the hybrid cloud stack powered by HPE Infosight. When combined with HPE Cloud Volumes, a multi cloud storage service, customers can experience a true hybrid cloud providing seamless data mobility between on premises and public cloud.
Web page HPE Nimble Storage dHCI
Reference architecture HPE Reference Configuration for hybrid cloud mobility with Google Cloud's Anthos on HPE Nimble Storage dHCI
Partner page cloud.google.com/hpe
Solution HPE ProLiant DL G10
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x CentOS 8.1, RHEL 8.1
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 LTS
Description HPE Gen 10 DL servers combined with VMware's vSAN offers a flexible and scalable solution for organizations to quickly instantiate vSphere environments to support Google Cloud's Anthos. HPE ProLiant DL325, DL360 and DL380 Gen10 servers and are certified under the HPE vSAN Ready Node profile specifications and are now validated with Anthos. HPE vSAN Ready Nodes set aside traditional, manually driven processes and technologies, shifting to an automated, secure approach that extends optimization beyond workloads to include a tightly coupled integration of physical and virtual management.
Web page HPE ProLiant rack servers
Reference architecture HPE Reference Architecture for implementing a hybrid cloud with Google Cloud's Anthos and HPE ProLiant DL360/DL380 Gen10 Servers and VMware vSAN Storage
Partner page cloud.google.com/hpe

Intel

Solution Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud's Anthos
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x CentOS 8.1, RHEL 8.1, 8.2
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 LTS
1.7.x CentOS 8.1, RHEL 8.1, 8.2
Ubuntu 18.04, 20.04 LTS
Description Intel Select Solutions are pre-defined, workload-optimized solutions designed to minimize the challenges of infrastructure evaluation and deployment. Solutions are validated by OEMs/ODMs, certified by ISVs, and verified by Intel. Intel develops these solutions in extensive collaboration with hardware, software, and operating system vendor partners and with the world's leading data center and service providers. Every Intel Select Solution is a tailored combination of Intel® data center compute, memory, storage, and network technologies that delivers predictable, trusted, and compelling performance.
Web page Intel Select Solutions
Reference architecture Intel Select Solutions for Google Cloud's Anthos
Partner page cloud.google.com/intel
Solution Intel® NUC 10 Performance Mini PC
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.6.x N/A Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
1.7.x N/A Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
Description Intel® NUC Mini PCs squeeze a powerful processor, fast memory, and massive storage comparable to the latest full-size desktop PCs into the smallest form factors we can engineer.
Web page Intel NUC Mini PC
Partner page cloud.google.com/intel

NetApp

Solution NetApp HCI
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.5.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.7.x 6.7u3 N/A
Description NetApp HCI is a leading disaggregated hybrid cloud infrastructure, providing the benefits of hyperconverged solutions. Benefits include lower TCO and ease of acquisition, deployment, and management for virtualized workloads, while also allowing enterprise customers to independently scale compute and storage resources as needed. NetApp HCI with Anthos provides an on-premises, cloud-like experience for the deployment of containerized workloads managed by GKE on-prem. This solution provides simplified management, detailed metrics, and a range of additional functionalities that enable the easy movement of workloads deployed both on-site and in the cloud.
Web page NetApp for hybrid infrastructure
Reference architecture NetApp HCI with Anthos
Partner page cloud.google.com/netapp

Nutanix

Solution Nutanix AOS
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.6.x N/A CentOS 8.2, RHEL 8.2
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Description Nutanix solutions are built on an industry leading hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) technology—a complete IT infrastructure stack that integrates compute, storage, virtualization, networking, and security to power any application, at any scale. Nutanix software simplifies IT Operations and brings frictionless application delivery and mobility across cloud environments.
Web page https://www.nutanix.com/what-we-do

NVIDIA

Solution NVIDIA DGX A100
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.6.x* N/A Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
*NVIDIA validated this solution as part of a pre-GA version of Anthos on bare metal
Description NVIDIA DGX™ A100 is the universal system for all AI workloads, offering unprecedented compute density, performance, and flexibility in the world's first 5 petaFLOPS AI system. Featuring the world's most advanced accelerator, the NVIDIA A100 Tensor Core GPU with NVLink, it enables enterprises to consolidate training, inference, and analytics into a unified, easy-to-deploy AI infrastructure including direct access to NVIDIA AI experts.
Web page NVIDIA DGX A100 AI Infrastructure
Reference guide NVIDIA GPUs with Google Cloud's Anthos
Partner page cloud.google.com/nvidia
Solution NVIDIA DGX-1
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.6.x N/A Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Description NVIDIA® DGX-1™ is the integrated software and hardware system that supports your commitment to AI research with an optimized combination of compute power, software and deep learning performance.
Web page NVIDIA DGX-1
Reference guide NVIDIA GPUs with Google Cloud's Anthos
Partner page cloud.google.com/nvidia

VMware

Solution vSAN ReadyNode
Qualification matrix
Anthos version vSphere version Bare metal OS version
1.4.x 6.7u3 N/A
1.5.x 6.7u3 N/A
Description VMware vSAN is enterprise-class, storage virtualization software that allows you to manage compute and storage with a single hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution, through unique vSphere integration. Cloud Native Storage in vSAN allows you to automatically and dynamically provision persistent volumes on various vSphere storage backends and unify the management of storage for traditional and modern applications. VMware vSAN ReadyNodes are x86 servers, available from all the leading server vendors, that have been pre-configured, tested and certified for VMware Hyperconverged Infrastructure Software. Each ReadyNode is optimally configured for vSAN with the required amount of CPU, memory, network, I/O controllers and storage (SSDs or HDDs).
Web page vSAN ReadyNodes
Reference architecture Google Cloud's Anthos on VMware vSAN
Partner page cloud.google.com/vmware