Written by Priya GeorgeContent Writer
Cloud computing is here to stay, with over 70% of companies utilizing cloud platforms. When devising an enterprise IT strategy, one must no longer convince companies to adopt cloud computing. Instead, the critical challenge now is to ensure the optimization and performance of cloud-native workloads. The cloud service providers market is highly saturated with similar services and products. Clients wish to select the product or solution that best meets their costs and performance targets; however, avoiding vendor lock-in is difficult. In recognition of this, Google Cloud Platform developed the product Anthos.
In short, Anthos is a platform that helps manage infrastructure and workloads across multiple platforms irrespective of whether they are on Google Cloud services, other cloud platforms, edge, or on-prem. By simplifying cloud migration technology, it is a truly unique service offered by Google Cloud Platform, as no other public cloud service provider has a counterpart. A report by Cloudability discovered that 84% of the companies have multi-cloud plans, where workloads are located across multiple private and public clouds like AWS, Azure, Upcloud, etc. With Anthos, application modernization, managing workloads, and policy enforcement can be carried out across multiple cloud and on-prem platforms.
Several tools within Anthos help aid in building an ‘open’ cloud management solution:
In short, Google Cloud Anthos is the ideal service management platform for companies aiming to adopt a multi-cloud strategy for their company. From migrating workloads to configuration management, and multiple cluster management, Anthos has all the solutions.
The reason to choose Anthos in a word is- openness. Businesses deserve to utilize the tools and services that best meet their needs without the obstacle of vendor lock-in. With Anthos, organizations can use compute capabilities from AWS/Azure and the AI/ML capabilities of Google Cloud services. There is a single pane of visibility which makes infrastructure management more accessible. In addition, tools like ‘Anthos for VMs’ and ‘Anthos on bare metal’ ensure that Anthos can work on virtual machines’ systems and not just on cloud platforms. With Anthos centralization abilities, organizations can set up their configurations once across multiple services and move Kubernetes clusters across environments quickly and easily. In addition, Anthos is compatible with multiple third parties in networking, big data, and security, such as Apache Spark, Citrix, Palo Alto, etc.
With Google Anthos, three critical challenges can be overcome:
Managing applications across environments-cloud and on-prem
Moving towards proactive cloud governance
Modernizing legacy applications
When it comes to any commodity in the market, the bottom line is performance and cost. Regarding the Anthos pricing, the charge is applied to all managed Anthos clusters based on the number of cluster vCPUs. There are two models of pricing:
When choosing between the two, defining your strategy for using these resources is first necessary. Next, one needs to monitor the usage of resources and decide which model suits your needs. Google Cloud also believes in allowing businesses to sample their products so clients can try out Anthos for free for up to $800 worth of usage or a month. Refer to the Anthos pricing document to learn more about the rate offered. This flexibility in services and pricing makes Google Anthos a highly desirable product for managing modern-day cloud platforms.
With Anthos, organizations can move towards the future when developing and running modern apps. Our team can provide consulting services and develop custom end-to-end solutions with Google Cloud services platform. As partners of Google Cloud, we have certified experts who can leverage Anthos to meet your business goals. When it comes to leveraging Anthos, our team can offer you:
Hybrid/Multi-cloud solution architecture and implementation
Manage your microservices architecture
Migration to containers
Provide GCP managed services