#145 – Anthos Ready Storage for the Enterprise

#145 – Anthos Ready Storage for the Enterprise

Chris EvansCloud, Containers, Garbage Collection

This week Chris and Martin discuss the announcement of Google Cloud partners offering Anthos Ready Storage. Anthos is Google’s on-premises cloud infrastructure running Kubernetes-based containers. Platform users can now deploy locally in their data centre, on local hardware, while using the GCP management plane.

What is the benefit of having storage certified for Anthos? The discussion looks initially at why containers need persistent storage, moving on to examine the profile of the first ARS certified storage companies. Is this a move simply to gain more access to enterprise customers? There’s lots questions in this discussion, so if you’re in a position to provide the answers, drop us a note to get involved.

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  • 00:00:00 – Intros
  • 00:00:55 – What is Anthos?
  • 00:03:00 – How does this solution compare to AWS Outposts?
  • 00:04:40 – Containers need persistent storage
  • 00:07:00 – Persistence is not futile!
  • 00:07:30 – What is Anthos Ready Storage (ARS)?
  • 00:09:45 – Who are the ARS vendors?
  • 00:11:50 – What are the ARS criteria?
  • 00:12:35 – Vendors need to support CSI
  • 00:15:40 – Are the qualification criteria that rigid?
  • 00:16:40 – Kurian & Kurian – are they working together?
  • 00:20:30 – Is ARS a beachhead to get into the enterprise?
  • 00:21:55 – Containerise your workloads!
  • 00:24:00 – How is Anthos demonstrating cost savings?
  • 00:28:10 – Storage is the Switzerland of your data centre
  • 00:30:15 – Wrap Up

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