Google Anthos is a collection of software components that can help you manage both the deployment and life-cycling of infrastructure and workloads across any type of environment, anywhere in the world.
With enterprises now using both cloud services as well as on-prem data-centers, a platform like Google Anthos is crucial to centralize and manage workloads across hybrid and multi-cloud topologies.
Google Anthos, a new platform that has Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) at its core, expands your ability to embrace multi-cloud with a streamlined platform to manage all major public clouds and private data-centers in one place. Rather than becoming locked into an individual cloud vendor, this tool positions Anthos as a viable alternative to private cloud solutions. This flexibility allows businesses to begin development in one cloud, then move to another as the need arises.
In addition to being highly reliable, Anthos is flexible and scalable. Users can grow their Kubernetes clusters based on expected traffic, paying only for what you need. An analyst from Constellation Research Inc stated that Google Anthos “raise(s) the workload portability game to allow workloads to run on competitor clouds, on a Google supported software infrastructure”.
A new update also allows Google Anthos users the option to run on bare metal servers, or physical servers. This will allow businesses to take advantage of existing investments in their hardware and operating systems without needing any virtualization. Google’s new Anthos Identity Service will also provide consistent authentication capabilities across both hybrid and multi-cloud environments, permitting users to continue using existing identity solutions using OpenID Connect (OIDC).
Anthos is expected to be a major draw to bring enterprises away from traditional hybrid clouds to this refreshing take on a hybrid, multi-cloud platform. The future is clearly one of consolidation! It’s unlikely that smaller vendors with a single or narrow focus will be able to compete with this architecture because it is designed to allow a high level of integration.
Built on Google’s open-source technology, Anthos and the Kubernetes architecture “is all about giving users the freedom to deploy as many clusters as they want on as many clouds (or on-premises environments) as they want”, according to ITPro Today.
Want to better understand the context and motivations for Google Anthos and how it builds atop of technologies like Kubernetes and Istio? Join a webinar to learn more about how Google Anthos allows companies to modernize in place by laying the foundations to migrate and align workloads across organizational boundaries.
This workshop webinar will feature special presentations from Henry Bell and Paul Jones.
Henry Bell is an Application Modernization Solutions Lead at Google, focusing on hybrid and multi-cloud Kubernetes along with associated technologies, such as service mesh and serverless application architectures. Paul Jones is a Solutions Engineer at Jetstack, assisting enterprise-level clients with the adoption and management of Kubernetes and the Cloud-Native landscape across hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
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