Partners to develop anthos reference design to simplify deployment across on-premise data centers and the cloud
Intel and Google Cloud announced a strategic partnership aimed at helping enterprise customers seamlessly deploy applications across on-premise and cloud environments. The two companies will collaborate on Anthos, a new reference design based on the 2nd-Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor and an optimized Kubernetes software stack that will deliver increased workload portability to customers who want to take advantage of hybrid cloud environments. Intel will publish the production design as an Intel Select Solution, as well as a developer platform.
This collaboration is an extension of a technology alliance between the two companies that already spans many infrastructure optimizations, collaboration on high-growth workloads like artificial intelligence, and integration of new technologies into the Google Cloud Platform, such as the 2nd-Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and Intel® Optane™ DC Persistent Memory.
Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of Technical Infrastructure at Google Cloud stated, “Google and Intel enjoy a long-standing partnership focused on delivering infrastructure innovation to customers. Data center environments today are complex, and hardware and software infrastructure is not ‘one size fits all.’ Our ability to collaborate with Intel and take advantage of their technology and product innovation to deliver Anthos solutions ensures that our customers can run their applications in the way that best suits them.”
Navin Shenoy, executive vice president and general manager of the Data Center Group at Intel Corporation stated, “Our collaboration with Google in delivering the infrastructure and software optimizations required to advance their hybrid and multi-cloud solution is a natural fit with Intel’s vision for data-centric computing. We’re delivering an Intel technology foundation for customers to take advantage of their data, and that requires delivery of architectures that can span across various operating environments. This collaboration will give customers a choice of optimized solutions that can be utilized both in the on-prem as well as cloud environments.”