Google hybrid cloud service platform is for managing hybrid clouds, and premise data centers. The Google cloud is coming out today. The company is also changing the name of the product to Anthos, this name refers to the lost Greek tragedy, it is the name of an obscure god in the Marvel universe or rosemary.
Google also announced today that Anthos will run on third-party clouds as well, including AWS and Azure. With Anthos Google will manage a service which would let you deploy workloads across the clouds, all without having to worry about the different environments and APIs.
“We will support Anthos and AWS and Azure as well, so people get one way to manage their application and that one way works across their on-premise environments and all other clouds,” Google’s senior VP for its technical infrastructure, Urs Hölzle, explained in a press conference after today’s announcement.
Google hybrid cloud service is based on Google Kubernetes Engine as well as other open source projects like the Istio service mesh. Too, it is hardware agnostic which means that users can take their existing hardware and run the service on top of that without having to straightaway invest in new servers.
“You can use one consistent approach — one open-source based approach — across all environments,” Hölzle said. “I can’t really stress how big a change that is in the industry, because this is really the stack for the next 20 years, meaning that it’s not really about the three different clouds that are all randomly different in small ways. This is the way that makes these three clouds — and actually on-premise environments, too — look the same.”
Moreover, Google is launching Anthos with over 30 major hardware and software partners which includes Cisco to Dell EMC, HPE, and VMWare, as well as application vendors like Confluent, Datastax, Elastic, Portworx, Tigera, Splunk, GitLab, MongoDB and others. Anthos would be a subscription-based service with the list prices starting at $10,000/month per 100 vCPU block.
Though, enterprise went up for negotiation so that many customers will likely get to pay less.