9 Hot Storage Products From Google Cloud Next 2019

The Google Cloud Next 2019 conference gave Google and its partners a chance to shine light on new ways to build enterprise-class cloud environments, and storage vendors were there to take full advantage of the opportunity.

Storage For The Google Cloud Platform

The Google Cloud Next 2019 conference held this month in San Francisco was an opportunity for Google and its partners to showcase a wide range of technologies to help customers take advantage of the Google Cloud Platform. By many accounts, the highlight of the conference was the introduction of Anthos, the company's long-awaited hybrid cloud platform that is targeted at extending Google's application delivery and management capabilities into the corporate data center and across rival public clouds.

An enterprise-class cloud needs storage, and storage vendors were at the conference in full force showing a variety of ways to better manage and protect data, work with Kubernetes and other containers, and modernize applications to run in hybrid on-premises and cloud environments.

CRN is presenting information on the latest Google-related storage developments from nine vendors, big and small. Click the slideshow to see how well the storage component of the Google Cloud Platform is developing.

Cohesity Cloud Backup Service for Google Cloud

Cohesity Cloud Backup Service for Google Cloud, introduced during the Google Cloud Next 2019 conference, is a new software as a service (SaaS) offering from San Jose, Calif.-based Cohesity the company says provides enterprise-grade backup and recovery for applications running on Google Cloud, eliminating the need for Cohesity customers to deploy backup software, infrastructure, or custom scripts. Instead, customers can take advantage of backup SaaS capabilities that integrate natively with Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to get near-zero recovery time and reduced recovery point objectives, increased ease and management simplicity, and consumption-based billing to help minimize capital expenditures.

Service provider partners can use Cohesity Cloud Backup Service for Google Cloud to build managed services on top of Cohesity Cloud Backup Service for GCP instead of or in addition to providing services hosted in their own data centers.

Elastifile Cloud File Service

The Elastifile Cloud File Service provides scalable, fully-managed, enterprise file storage on Google Cloud. Santa Clara, Calif.-based Elastifile said clients can use it to deploy and scale POSIX-compliant NAS on GCP on-demand with flexible pay-per-use pricing and without complex manual storage management. The cloud-native solution delivers a full enterprise feature set including snapshots and high availability. It supports all GCP zones and regions, and is fully integrated with Google’s monitoring and billing systems. The Elastifile Cloud File Service is works with a broad range of industry-specific workflows including media rendering, manufacturing simulation, and scientific modeling, as well as such horizontal use cases as persistent storage for Kubernetes and highly available storage for SAP, the company said.

Hammerspace Data-as-Service Platform

Hammerspace Data-as-a-Service platform on the Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace helps customers easily manage and protect their data across hybrid cloud with global enterprise file data services. The service, from Los Altos, Calif.-based Hammerspace, supports any on-premises storage and GCP storage classes, letting DevOps, application owners, and data operations consume their data-as-a-service on-premises, in the cloud, and in container environments.

Hammerspace said its channel partners can add their own high-value professional services to help provide clients with a seamless hybrid cloud experience on top of their preferred storage and cloud offerings.

HPE Validated Designs for Google Cloud’s Anthos

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Google Cloud used the Google Cloud Next 2019 conference to unveil a global partnership around the new Google Cloud Anthos offering to deliver hybrid cloud solutions to help expand choice and agility for customers and provide a consistent experience across public cloud and on-premises environments. HPE is planning to offer two HPE Validated Designs for Google Cloud’s Anthos based on the HPE SimpliVity hyper-converged infrastructure, HPE Nimble Storage, and HPE ProLiant servers. Validation of Anthos on HPE's technologies helps provides mutual customers of HPE and Google Cloud the ability to choose the right mix of on-premises infrastructure and public cloud.

HPE channel partners can help clients deploy HPE validated designs for Anthos on HPE SimpliVity, HPE Nimble Storage, and/or ProLiant servers in data centers and at the edge.

HYCU Backup-as-a-Service for Google Cloud Platform

HYCU Backup as a Service from Boston-based HYCU is a cloud native, elastic service that grows and shrinks with customers' needs. Business users can subscribe for HYCU via the Google Cloud Platform Marketplace and log in via their native Google Cloud credentials. With no agents to install and zero deployment, there is no overhead on operations. With the addition of support for Google Cloud SQL, businesses not get automated discovery of all Cloud SQL instances and databases, one-click data protection for Cloud SQL instances, granular recovery of databases, and automated one-click development and test copy management, the company said. GCP users will not need additional training.

HYCU channel partners get a data protection application that is integrated with Google Cloud Platform and with Google billing.

Panzura Vizion.ai Elasticsearch Service (Vizion.ai ESS)

Campbell, Calif.-based Panzura used Google Cloud Next 2019 to show its new Panzura Vizion.ai Elasticsearch Service, or Vizion.ai ESS, which aims to help businesses quickly ingest, index, search, and analyze many types of unstructured data including log files, IoT telemetry data, and security events as a base for scalable, real-time searches.

Panzura said its Vizion.ai ESS gives IT operations and MSPs one-click provisioning of Elasticsearch clusters to an AWS multi-tenant or dedicated cluster or a private cloud managed service, freedom from the need to resize clusters or redesign the architecture, the flexibility to pay only for what is used with no minimum commitment, and knowledge that the data is secured, encrypted, backed up, and replicated.

Portworx Enterprise integration with Google Anthos

Portworx, a Los Altos, Calif.-based developer of cloud-native storage and data management for Kubernetes, used Google Cloud Next 2019 to show how its technology can be used businesses on Google Cloud’s Anthos running in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and GKE On-Prem. Anthos was designed for enterprise applications that run in the public cloud and on-premises, and allows enterprises to build and manage on-premises and cloud applications in a consistent fashion, the company said. Portworx Enterprise helps businesses overcome issues that often prevent enterprise-level Kubernetes adoption including high availability, disaster recovery, and data security for hybrid cloud and multi-cloud applications.

Robin.io Brings Stateful Workloads To GKE And Anthos

Robin.io, a San Jose, Calif.-based developer of what it calls a hyper-converged Kubernetes platform, used the conference to unveil a partnership with Google Cloud to bring storage and advanced data management capabilities to Google Cloud’s Anthos. Robin Storage is a purpose-built container-native storage offering that provides advanced Kubernetes data management capabilities including automated provisioning, point-in-time snapshots, backup and recovery, application cloning, quality of service guarantee, and multi-cloud migration. Robin Storage delivers bare-metal performance to support running enterprise workloads without having to re-architect them as cloud-native applications. It extends Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) to run any stateful enterprise application including big data, databases, and artificial intelligence and machine learning.

Stratoscale Software-defined Data Center Platform on Google

Stratoscale, a Herzliya, Israel-based developer of technology to provide cloud-native services to modern applications, used Google Cloud Next 2019 to show its software-defined data center platform the company said provides IaaS, CaaS, and PaaS in data centers and edge locations. Stratoscale runs on any hardware and storage architecture, and includes cloud management features such as centralized user access management, self-service portals, integrated metering for showback and chargeback, and more. It also delivers a suite of managed open source platforms for application development and delivery. By offering public cloud APIs, including for GCP, Stratoscale supports multi-cloud and hybrid applications for DevOps and infrastructure-as-code in enterprise environments.