Cisco, Google reenergize multi-cloud/hybrid cloud nuptials
Cisco and Google have expanded their joint cloud development activities to help customers more easily build secure multicloud and hybrid applications everywhere from on-premises datacenters to public clouds.
The expansion centers around Google’s introduction of a new open source hybrid cloud package called Anthos made at the company’s Google Next event this week. Based on –and supplanting — its existing Google Cloud Service beta the company says Anthos will let customers run applications, unmodified, on existing on-prem hardware or in the public cloud and will be available on Google Cloud Platform (GCP) with Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), and in data centers with GKE On-Prem. Anthos will also let customers for the first time manage workloads running on third-party clouds like AWS and Azure from the Google platform without requiring administrators and developers to learn different environments and APIs, Google said.