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Portworx Joins Google Cloud Anthos Ready Storage Initiative

Enhancing enterprise readiness of data services running on cloud

Portworx, Inc., a container storage and data management company, announced qualification of its its Enterprise platform under Google Cloud’s new Anthos Ready Storage Initiative for Anthos running on-premises.

Portworx Enterprise is available for Anthos running on-premises via Google Cloud Marketplace. It addresses some of the most common challenges associated with Kubernetes rollouts (e.g., performance, HA, DR, backup, data security, multi-cloud migrations, and automated storage operations).

Customers will also benefit from Portworx Enterprise capabilities, including PX Backup and PX Autopilot. PX-Backup allows users to backup their entire Kubernetes cluster including data and application configurations, enabling fast recovery when needed. PX-Backup can also backup applications using Google Persistent Disk for storage in the cloud, even if the customer is not using Portworx’s own container-granular storage system, PX-Store. Additionally, PX-Autopilot for Capacity Management supports the full automation of cloud storage management. With PX-Autopilot, Google Persistent Disks can be provisioned and resized on-demand when needed, eliminating the long running issue of paying for storage capacity when it is provisioned, not when it is used.

Google Cloud’s qualification of Portworx CSI for Anthos running on-premises underscores the need for enterprises to work with trusted partners to handle their cloud-native investments, as opposed to discovering enterprise-grade solutions through trial and error,” said Venkat Ramakrishnan, VP of products and engineering, Portworx. “Portworx has always been focused on building enterprise IT solutions that alleviate the challenges associated with running enterprise applications to container-based platforms Receiving this qualification is a tremendous milestone in ensuring that Google Cloud customers can manage workloads consistently across different environments via Portworx.

We are pleased that Portworx will be among our initial partners to receive the Anthos Ready Storage qualification,” said Rayn Veerubhotla, director, partnerships, Google Cloud. “Portworx’s storage solutions have met our qualifications to run on the Anthos platform, meaning customers can confidently leverage Portworx solutions across hybrid environments leveraging Anthos.

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