The days of private clouds as walled gardens are over; the future belongs to multicloud. Developing a revolutionary solution isn’t about finding one cloud platform and sticking with it. It’s about approaching the cloud the same way a DJ mixes records, taking a little from one cloud, a little from another, maybe throw in a touch of on-prem, then blending their unique properties into a singular, unified development strategy.
Google’s Anthos provides the perfect foundation for this multicloud future. Anthos is a suite of tools whose foundation is based on Kubernetes, the industry-leading open-source container orchestration platform. Kubernetes has become the standard for multicloud deployments because it’s both versatile and portable. It can run on any public cloud provider, as well as on-premises, making it the ideal platform for enterprises that want to move to the cloud but retain some control over their infrastructure.
Anthos also offers a number of features that make it well-suited for multicloud deployments. For example, Anthos supports hybrid deployments, which allow enterprises to use both public and private clouds in concert. Anthos also offers multicloud management, which gives enterprises a single point of control for managing resources across multiple clouds. This makes it easy to move applications and workloads between clouds as needed.
But what if you want to use data from two different clouds to power a single application? This is where Anthos really shines. With Anthos, enterprises can use the power of multiple clouds to host their applications and pull the data into a single application. For example, imagine you want to create a digital twin of your city. You could use data from Microsoft’s Planetary Computer to model the physical infrastructure of the city, and data from Google Earth Engine to model the social and economic activity in the city. This would give you a complete picture of your city that would be impossible to create with data from a single cloud provider.
SADA’s Jenn Viau, a Google Cloud Certified Fellow, says, “If I were to build a digital twin application like this, I would use Anthos GKE to put my application closest to the data and to stitch together data from both clouds. This would give me the best of both worlds: the accuracy of data from Microsoft’s Planetary Computer, and the scale and flexibility of data from Google’s Earth Engine.”
Viau is far from the only fan of Anthos at SADA. We’re so excited about multicloud that we’re offering a free, six-week Anthos crash course. Participants will learn how to run workloads in GCP, AWS, Azure, or on-prem, and manage distributed environments using a centralized dashboard. Sign up below, and soon you’ll master your own multicloud mix.