Google Launches Anthos App platform with AWS Support Google announced this week that Anthos is now available for Amazon Web Services (AWS). This is part of Google’s efforts to embrace open standards and allow users to run unmodified apps on-premises as well as in the public cloud. Anthos is a multicloud, hybrid application platform. Anthos is a multicloud and hybrid application platform that provides consistent application development and IT operations across all cloud environments, including hybrid and multicloud. Google introduced Anthos in April 2013. It allows organizations to manage workloads on third-party clouds such as AWS and Azure. This gives them the freedom to deploy, run, and manage their applications on any cloud they choose, without having to teach administrators or developers different environments and APIs. Google fulfilled its multicloud promise by announcing that support for AWS on Anthos was now available and Microsoft Azure support is coming soon. Jennifer Lin, head for product management at Google, wrote in a blog post that “Now you can consolidate your operations across on-premises and Google Cloud (support for Microsoft Azure currently in preview).” Anthos is made up of four components:

  • Anthos GKE: A container orchestration service and management service that allows Kubernetes clusters to be run in cloud and on-premises environments.
  • Anthos Config Management: Provides assistance to organizations in the definition, automation and enforcement of policies across these environments in order to meet specific security or compliance requirements.
  • Anthos Service Mesh is used to manage and secure traffic between services, while monitoring, troubleshooting, and improving application performance.
  • Anthos Security: Provides consistent controls across environments to secure hybrid and multicloud deployments.

Google also announced enhancements for the Migrate for Anthos service and said that future releases will include Azure support. This will allow Anthos to be run without the need for third-party hypervisors.