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Google’s Anthos to allow workload-management on third-party clouds like AWS and Azure

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At Google Next 2019, Google has brought its Cloud Services Platform out of beta to general availability, with a new name—Anthos.

Anthos is an open platform that will allow enterprises to simply and securely run their apps on existing on-premises environments or public cloud.

The most interesting thing about Google’s Anthos is that it will allow enterprises to manage workloads running on third-party clouds like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure.

The aim is to give them the freedom to deploy, run, and manage apps on the cloud of their choice. It will eliminate the need for developers and admins to learn different environments and APIs.

“Let’s face it, even in the best of cases, enterprise IT can be rigid, complex and expensive. When we talk to customers with extensive on-prem investments, they tell us they want to take advantage of the cloud’s scalability, innovative services and geographic scope, but they’re worried about getting locked into the wrong provider. Why is it, they ask, that they still can’t write once, run anywhere?” wrote Google Cloud in a blog post.

Anthos’ hybrid functionality is now available both on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and in the datacenter with GKE On-Prem.

A complete software-based solution, Anthos will leverage open APIs, so that users can modernize the apps whenever they want, wherever they want.

Google said that Anthos will also come with capabilities to allow enterprises automate policy and security at scale across their deployments. For instance, using the Anthos Config Management, they will be able to create multi-cluster policies for setting role-based access controls, resource quotas, and create namespaces.

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Further, the search engine giant has announced Anthos Migrate. This solution will help enterprises automatically migrate their virtual machines from on-premises or other clouds to containers in GKE. The Anthos Migrate is currently in beta.

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