InfoQ Homepage News Google Expands Its Distributed Cloud Platform with Anthos On-Premises
Recently Google announced the expansion of its Distributed Cloud Platform by bringing in Anthos on-premise (for VMware vSphere and Anthos bare metal services). The offering is called Google Distributed Cloud Virtual — a software-and services-only solution.
Earlier this year, Google released the Distributed Cloud Edge Offering into general availability (GA) after its announcement at Next’21. Now, with Google Distributed Cloud, Virtual customers can bring Google Cloud’s software stack to their own data center servers. Moreover, with the service, they can operate various on-premises applications using the same Google Cloud APIs, control planes, hardware, and tooling as their cloud-hosted apps.
The Distributed Cloud Platform now consists of Edge, Hosted, and Virtual providing a consistent set of development, security, and management experiences across any IT environment an enterprise can select, all powered by a single Anthos API. It includes the freedom to choose between different system form factors, software-only or integrated hardware and software solutions, and whether enterprises want to be self-managed or managed by Google or another trusted partner.