Accelerate Google Cloud Revenue by Helping Customers Take Advantage of Anthos with Intel

At a Glance

  • To simplify and accelerate customers’ deployment of Anthos, use Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos—a performance-optimized solution that can drive digital transformation.

  • Customers want fast insights and high throughput from their enterprise applications running on Anthos—and they can get both with powerful Intel® hardware.

  • The long-term collaboration between Intel and Google results in infrastructure innovation that can help your enterprise customers seamlessly deploy applications across on-premises and cloud environments.

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Anthos Offers Customers Enhanced Performance, Migration Agility, and Operational Efficiency

Performance and operational efficiency are top of mind for Google Cloud’s Anthos customers. They are seeking great throughput, low latency, and a strong price/performance ratio. Like Google, Intel is committed to providing these benefits through innovations in hardware and software. As a hyperconverged solution, Anthos can take advantage of the high performance of 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, which can help your customers innovate with data and deliver digital transformation faster. When Anthos is built on Intel® CPUs, memory technology and networking components, customers can achieve throughput up to 115,000 requests per second for the Plus Configuration and less than 1ms latency for more than 99% service-level agreement (SLA) for single workloads1. This can help them uncover business insights faster and provide better service to their end customers.

Because your customers want to get their workloads up and running quickly, they will appreciate the ability to take advantage of Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos. One of Google’s growth goals is to “make Google the easiest cloud provider for enterprises to do business with.” Intel shares that vision. By using Intel® Select Solutions, Anthos customers can reduce complexity, engineering costs, and time to deployment. Intel and Google tested these solutions together, focusing on providing the best possible application performance responsiveness.

The two companies also agree that software optimization, net-neutrality and open source are some of the best ways to make new innovations available to customers. For example, Intel is an active contributor to the growing collection of Kubernetes plug-ins. Some benefits of these open source software optimizations include the following:

  • Help speed up data compression and encryption.
  • Enhance system topology management.
  • Make hardware accelerators like Intel® FPGAs available to Anthos.
  • Improve performance for high-priority applications.

To further accelerate the adoption of containers, Intel is continuing to develop plug-ins for Kubernetes to help support Google Cloud Anthos solutions.

Collaborate with Intel to Accelerate Sales Cycles

The close relationship between Google and Intel puts many resources at your fingertips. When working with a customer to deploy Anthos on Intel® technology, you can:

  • Obtain technical engineering support directly from Intel.
  • Work with engineers from original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and system integrators (SIs) that are familiar with Intel® technology.
  • Get assistance with proofs of concept (PoCs) to help you align customers’ needs with the right combination of Intel® technology.
  • Intel can also support your customers’ PoCs to help bring digital media, solution briefs and other promotional materials to market.

These advantages can help you provide better enterprise support, accelerate customer success and drive strong customer retention.

Scaling for Success

Intel has a proven record with Google Cloud’s Anthos customers. For example, KeyBank is running Cisco Hyperflex on Anthos, to digitize its business.

“Anthos is a true differentiator for us. If we chose, we could have [updates] on a daily basis… Google was a natural choice for us [because of] the security and enterprise commitments they have made.”

Keith Silvestri, chief technology officer, KeyBank

Advantages of Working with Intel

Intel is in a unique position to support global partners who deliver Anthos solutions. You can take advantage of these relationships and work with a wide ecosystem of OEMs and SIs that are certified to deliver Anthos solutions on Intel® hardware. Working together can help speed innovation, which means your customers get a faster time to market. Some of the global partners include:

  • ISVs:
    - World Wide Technology (WWT)
    - Redapt
    - Rackspace
    - SADA
  • OEMS:
    - Lenovo
    - Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE)
  • Other:
    - Temenos

You and your Anthos customers can capitalize on the extensive collaborative work between Google and Intel. Please reach out to us today to identify customers and proofs of concepts that we can work on together.

Redapt, Google Cloud and Intel Partner on Anthos

“Redapt is excited to join in a multilateral partnership with Google Cloud and Intel to help customers design and deploy purpose-built Anthos environments. When combining Intel’s cutting-edge technology with Redapt’s longstanding infrastructure capabilities, customers can now leverage a fully optimized Anthos environment that allows them to easily deploy applications into the cloud or on premises. This joint effort offers customers greater portability in their application portfolio as well as enhanced performance powered by the Intel® technology platform.”

Matt Huff, principal & president of Redapt

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Product and Performance Information

1Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Base Configuration Number of hyperconverged nodes: 4-node configuration Processor: 2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 5218 processor (2.30 GHz, 16 cores/32 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor Memory: 256 GB or higher (8 x 32 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMMs) Boot drive: 1 x Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) S4510 or higher, 240 GB or larger Storage: cache tier: 1 x Intel® Optane™ DC SSD P4800X, 375 GB or larger, capacity tier: 4 x Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) P4510 or higher, 2.0 TB or larger Intel® Select Solutions for Google Cloud’s Anthos Plus Configuration Number of hyperconverged nodes: 4-node configuration Processor: 2 x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6252 processor (2.10 GHz, 24 cores/48 threads), or a higher number Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor Memory: 512 GB or higher (4 x 128 GB Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory) and 128 GB (8 x 16 GB 2,666 MHz DDR4 DIMMs) Boot drive: 2 x Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) S4510 or higher, 240 GB or larger Storage: cache tier: 2 x Intel® Optane DC SSD P4800X, 375 GB or larger, capacity tier: 4 x Intel® SSD Data Center (Intel® SSD DC) P4510 or higher, 2 TB or larger. Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available ​updates. See backup for configuration details. No product or component can be absolutely secure. Intel® technologies may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Intel does not control or audit third-party data. You should consult other sources to evaluate accuracy. © Intel Corporation. Intel, the Intel logo, and other Intel marks are trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries. Other names and brands may be claimed as the property of others.