Google Cloud has agreed to use Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s GreenLake on-premises cloud service for its distributed hosted hybrid offering.
The move is a “very strong endorsement” of HPE’s edge-to-cloud pay-per-use cloud service, said the enterprise hardwave vendor's chief executive Antonio Neri.
“We were recently selected as the primary provider for Google’s Cloud distributed, hosted solution,” said Neri.
“HPE GreenLake will enable Google to deliver an on-premises cloud experience for organizations with strict data residency, security and privacy requirements,” Neri added.
The deal makes GreenLake “the defacto primary managed, hosted cloud” when customers want Google Cloud on-premises,” said Neri.
Google Cloud leveraging HPE GreenLake to deliver its own “managed, hosted distributed cloud” is a testament to GreenLake’s hybrid cloud prowess, said Neri, who referenced the blockbuster deal this week.
Neri added that the agreement opens the door for HPE partners to sell both Google Cloud plus the on-premises version of GreenLake.
Partners no longer have to “do all sorts of gymnastics to say ‘your stuff is in Google Cloud, now you want something on-prem and I have to put it together for you,’” Neri said.
“Now you do it together with HPE GreenLake," Neri concluded.