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Based on the Cloud Services Platform that Google announced in 2018, "Anthos" lets users run applications on existing on-premise hardware investments or in the Public Cloud.
  • Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 12:49

Google has introduced a new open platform called "Anthos" to run and manage apps from anywhere.

Based on the Cloud Services Platform that Google announced in 2018, "Anthos" lets users run applications on existing on-premise hardware investments or in the Public Cloud.

"Anthos not only allows customers to deploy Google Cloud in their own data centres but also gives them the flexibility to build, run and manage their workloads within their data centre, on Google Cloud, or other cloud providers (Multi-Cloud), without making any changes," said Thomas Kurian, CEO, Google Cloud.

Anthos (formerly Cloud Services Platform) lets you build and manage modern hybrid applications across environments. Powered by Kubernetes and other industry-leading open-source technologies from Google, Anthos helps transform users’ architectural approach and allows you to move faster than ever without compromising security or increasing complexity.

"We are excited that partners including Cisco, Dell, HP, Intel, Lenovo and VMware are offering joint solutions with us," Kurian told the gathering at the "Google Cloud Next" event in San Francisco on Tuesday.

Google also announced "Anthos Migrate" in beta, which auto-migrates virtual machines (VMs) from on-premises, or other clouds, directly into containers in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) with minimal effort.

"Google Cloud's software-based approach for managing hybrid environments provided us an innovative, differentiated solution that was able to be deployed quickly for our customers," said Darryl West, Group CIO, HSBC.

Google is working closely with enterprise software providers to integrate their offerings with Anthos’s unique capabilities. Some of the technology partners are Citrix, CloudBees, Confluent, Couchbase, Elastifile, F5, GitLab, MongoDB, Jfrog, Datastax, NetApp, Portworx, Robin, Sysdig and Elastic.