It all started with the official announcement by Google for introducing a multi-cloud application like Anthos for Google Cloud. With the motto to ‘modernize existing applications and build cloud-native apps anywhere to promote agility and cost savings’ the Anthos had been offering benefits like giving a consistent platform for all application deployments, thereby enabling the managing of applications from anywhere, helping in faster software delivery as well as protecting software and application chains.
However, there remained a back draw which restricted the AWS and Azure support only for a review. But with the Anthos update, the company has enabled an on-premise AWS support available. On this, Anthos’ GM and VP engineer has commented that,
“As an AWS customer now, or a GCP customer, or a multi-cloud customer, […] you can now run Anthos on those environments in a consistent way, so you don’t have to learn any proprietary APIs and be locked in.”
He further continued,
“And for the first time, we enable the portability between different infrastructure environments as opposed to what has happened in the past where you were locked into a set of APIs.”…….
It seems that the update is not a sudden approach but has been curated from multiple users’ demand for AWS alongside GCP as reported by Cloud surveys. Another perk of this new update brings forth developers writing an application and running it anywhere. This development was unique as reported by Cloud’s VP of product management, Jennifer Lin who wrote:
There hadn’t been a multi-cloud shared software architecture where we could do that and still drive emerging and existing applications with a common shared software stack.”
However, this is not all, for there come better configuration and policies alongside. Moreover, they are also planning to do something exclusive with Azure as well, which is rumored to set its launch by the end of this year. Several preview customers are already testifying the development, but such steps by Google Cloud is a big improvement already.