Google Introduces Distributed Cloud Portfolio
Google Cloud has just announced the launch of its new Distributed Cloud, a portfolio of solutions consisting of hardware and software built on Anthos – an open-source-based platform that unifies the management of infrastructure and applications across on-premises, edge, and in multiple public clouds.
The Google Distributed Cloud is designed to extend Google’s infrastructure to the edge and into data centers as well as help customers migrate or modernize applications and process data locally including databases, machine learning, data analytics and container management. In addition, the first set of products under the portfolio include Google Distributed Cloud Edge and Google Distributed Cloud Hosted.
Already available in preview, the first product of the portfolio – Google Distributed Cloud Edge is a fully managed product designed to bring Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services closer to where data is being generated and consumed, empowering customers to run 5G Core and radio access network (RAN) functions at the edge, alongside enterprise applications – to support mission-critical use cases.
While the second product – Google Distributed Cloud Hosted is expected to be available in preview in the first half of 2022 with two initial partnerships including T-Systems in Germany and OVHcloud in France. The product is designed to run sensitive)e workloads by providing a safe and secure way to modernize on-premises deployment.
“T-Systems and Google Cloud share a common goal of developing cloud-based solutions for European governments and enterprises that meet their digital sovereignty, sustainability and economic objectives. Together we will offer a sovereign cloud solution for customers in Germany that gives them peace of mind to meet their rapidly evolving data, operational, and software sovereignty requirements,” said Frank Strecker, Senior Vice President Global Cloud Computing & Big Data and Edge at T-Systems.
As announced, Google Distributed Cloud can be run across multiple locations, including Google’s network edge, Operator edge, Customer edge and Customer data centers and it is expected to be supported by a diverse portfolio of partners, including Cisco, Dell, HPE, and NetApp, at launch.