PowerFlex is a software-defined storage platform designed to significantly reduce operational and infrastructure complexity, empowering organizations to move faster by delivering flexibility, elasticity, and simplicity with predictable performance and resiliency at scale. The PowerFlex family provides a foundation that combines compute as well as high performance storage resources in a managed, unified fabric. PowerFlex comes in flexible deployment options – integrated rack, appliance or Ready Nodes - that enable two-layer (compute and server SAN), single-layer (HCI), and/or storage only architectures. PowerFlex is ideal for high performance applications and databases, building an agile private cloud, or consolidating resources in heterogeneous environments.
Containers offer an abstraction mechanism at the application layer. Containers help lower the barrier of entry to developing microservice-based applications and enable developers to spend less time worrying about runtimes, dependencies, and differences between test, development, and production environments and more time innovating to meet the demands of today’s dynamic business environment. Container Orchestrators (COs), like Kubernetes, make running containers at production scale possible by handling the complexity of managing hundreds or thousands of containers at any one time.
Google Cloud's Anthos is an integrated platform that lets you modernize how you develop, secure, and operate hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments across the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) and on-premises infrastructure.
Working closely with Google Cloud, Dell EMC brings to market PowerFlex system configuration that is optimized to power the full Anthos stack including Anthos clusters on-prem (deployed on VMware or bare metal).
This paper talks about Anthos version 1.6.x and has been jointly validated by Google Cloud and Dell EMC on PowerFlex system. Customers can purchase Anthos knowing the PowerFlex provides an operationally efficient, life cycle managed and scalable option for on premises deployments.