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HPE and Google Cloud partnership simplifies hybrid cloud   

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) and Google Cloud have entered into a global partnership to deliver hybrid cloud solutions that accelerate innovation and expand choice and agility for customers.

The announcement is part of an ongoing collaboration between HPE and Google Cloud to provide customers with a consistent experience across public cloud and on-premises environments.

As part of the initial strategic agreement, HPE will offer two HPE Validated Designs for Google Cloud’s Anthos, based on HPE SimpliVity hyperconverged infrastructure and HPE Nimble Storage and HPE ProLiant servers.

HPE’s validation of Anthos on its solutions provides HPE’s and Google Cloud’s mutual customers the flexibility to choose the right mix of on-premises infrastructure and public cloud to best meet their needs.

Additionally, HPE will offer validated on-premises infrastructure-as-a-service through HPE GreenLake, HPE’s fully managed pay-per-use consumption offering.

Customers who choose this offering can run applications as a service in a Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) environment on-premises, and benefit from the same container-based design across their hybrid infrastructure.

Customers can leverage Anthos to manage their public cloud as well as on-premises resources. With HPE GreenLake, they will benefit from a consistent consumption model for their on-premises environment.

Need for speed

Today, organisations are using container-based architectures to modernise applications and make developers more agile, applications more portable, and deployments more streamlined.

Gartner estimates that by 2022, more than 75% of global organisations will be running containerised applications in production.

Anthos’ use of virtual machines to run containers on premises allows customers to securely and efficiently run production applications on software-defined infrastructure that is easily managed, monitored, scaled, and optimised.

The new solutions from HPE and Google Cloud will make it easier for customers to leverage containers and drive a consistent cloud experience, so applications are built once to run anywhere, across clouds and on-premises.

Together, these solutions are ideal for a range of use cases, including implementing DevOps through a CI/CD pipeline, developing applications in Google Cloud and running them in production on-premises, and deploying low-cost distributed edge containerised applications.

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