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.
Ruby R8 by SimplyNUC, featuring the AMD Ryzen 4000 mobile processor with Radeo Vega graphics, and support for high-speed 3200MHz DDR4 memory, Ruby is a new performance-driven small form factor PC. Dual ethernet with 2.5Gbps and 1Gbps speeds allow you to connect to multiple networks, with one port providing DASH support for remote management of your mini. Cloud computing, immersive gaming, and streaming all demand-increasing computing performance with optimal energy efficiency.
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.
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.
**Cisco has also validated HyperFlex CSI driver works with Anthos
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.
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.
*The HPE SimpliVity CSI Driver 1.0.0 for Kubernetes has been validated with Anthos
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.
*The HPE CSI Driver for Kubernetes has been validated with Anthos
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
VMware vSAN is a software-defined, enterprise storage solution that allows you to manage compute and storage with hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) systems, through unique vSphere integration. VMware vSAN is available on two validated platforms: ReadyNodes and VxRail systems. 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. VxRail systems are jointly developed by Dell EMC and VMware and are the only fully integrated, pre-configured, and tested HCI system optimized for VMware vSAN technology for software-defined storage.