Google hybrid cloud out of beta, renamed Anthos

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Google hybrid cloud out of beta, renamed Anthos

Can manage workloads running on "third-party clouds like AWS and Azure".

Google's hybrid Cloud Services Platform is now generally available and renamed Anthos, after a short beta period that started late February this year.

Anthos is open source and open standards based, and is available both on the Google Cloud Platform with the company's Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and also in customer data centres with the GKE On-Prem offering.

A key feature of Anthos is the ability to manage workloads running on rival clouds like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. Google claims this can be done without administrators and developers having to learn different environments and application programming interfaces.

Intel and Google have collaborated on the reference design for Anthos hardware, using the chip giant's 2nd Generation Scalable Xeon processors. The hybrid design will be published as a production-ready Intel Select Solution.

Dell EMC, HPE, and Lenovo are on board the Anthos project with their hyperconverged infrastructure, along with VMWare.

Companies such as Citrix, F5, Palo Alto Networks, NetApp, Splunk, Confluent are among several others intending to integrate their software with Athos.

Google also released a beta of its Anthos Migrate tool that moves virtual machines from on-premise facilities or other clouds directly in to Kubernetes Engine containers. 

Anthos Migrate does not require modifications to virtual machines or applications, Google said.

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