News Collaborates with Google Cloud on Anthos Storage API

This week at Google Cloud Next '19 in San Francisco, Calif., hyper-converged Kubernetes platform provider announced its partnership with Google Cloud to bring additional capabilities to Google Cloud Anthos, formerly Google Cloud Services Platform.

The partnership consists of two parts. First, Google Cloud and engineers worked together to design "standardized APIs for data management capabilities needed for running data-centric workloads in the Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE)." This involved giving feedback on the design of application-level snapshotting, backup and cloud portability to "elevate the experience from performing data management at the storage volume level into true application-centric data management for Helm charts and Operators," according to the press release.

Second, ROBIN Storage was "tested and validated to support enterprise workloads in Anthos," according to the announcement. With ROBIN Storage, Anthos "includes GKE and Istio, offering support for running enterprise workloads without having to re-architect them as cloud-native applications."

"We're thrilled to partner with Google Cloud in bringing advanced data management capabilities to GKE via ROBIN Storage to power enterprise workloads. ROBIN Storage offers bare metal performance, powerful data management capabilities and Kubernetes-native management to support running enterprise applications on Google Cloud's Anthos across on-premises data centers and the cloud," said Premal Buch, CEO of, in a prepared statement.

ROBIN Storage is available on the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace. You can read more details about the and Google Cloud partnership here.

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Wendy Hernandez is group managing editor for the 1105 Enterprise Computing Group.


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