June 8, 2018

Google unveils ‘Sole-Tenant’ nodes for enterprise customers

The launch aims to provide organizations the flexibility to deploy virtual machine instances with custom configurations.

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Tech giant Google have launched Sole-Tenant nodes for enterprise customers allowing them to deploy virtual machine instances with custom configurations. With this launch, Google will provide enterprises following stringent compliance rules with the flexibility to choose the combination of memory, CPU, and storage on their virtual machines.

Google say that enterprises today need dedicated servers to run their cloud workloads. However, most of these enterprises face problems when it comes to customizing configurations like memory, storage, etc. because of IT limitations or strict compliance requirements.

With Sole-Tenant nodes, Google believe that they will be taking care of this problem by enabling physical separation of computer resources that are used to run workloads. They say that unlike most virtual machines, Sole-Tenant will give organizations access to the whole system as needed.

Speaking about the benefit provided by Sole-Tenant, Manish Dalwadi and Bryan Nairn, Product Managers at Google, commented:

You can launch instances using the same options you would use for regular compute instances, except on server capacity dedicated to you. Instances launched on sole-tenant nodes can take advantage of live migration to avoid downtime during proactive maintenance.

Industry experts claim that this launch is a great breakthrough for Google in the midst of the competition with the likes of Alibaba and AWS. It will be interesting to witness how the other cloud giants respond to this development.

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