Google bring migration tool for its Anthos platform to drive hybrid cloud adoption

By : |August 1, 2019 0

Google LLC announced a new tool to make migration easier for enterprises. The new tool helps business to migrate applications from on-premises and public cloud environments to its Anthos platform.

Google Anthos, hybrid cloud platform, debuted earlier this year, is a hybrid cloud platform that runs atop the Kubernetes container orchestration software. One can build and manage modern hybrid applications on existing on-premises investments or in the public cloud. It is built on open source technologies pioneered by Google.

The Google tool lets businesses move VMs from on-prem or Google Compute Engine directly into containers running in Google Kubernetes Engine. Google is also expanding the list of supported sources so customers can migrate VMs directly from Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure into containers in GKE.

Anthos, hybrid cloud platform, is an enabler for building flexible new apps, but Google also wants customers to consider using it to modernize their existing workloads as well. To that end, the company is announcing beta availability of a new tool called “Migrate for Anthos,” which enables virtual machines running on-premises or in the Google Compute Engine service to be moved directly into containers running on Google Kubernetes Engine. The tool also makes it possible to migrate virtual machines from rival cloud services such as Amazon Web Services Inc. and Microsoft Azure to GKE containers, Google said.

“With this launch, customers can now use Migrate for Anthos to automatically modernize their VMs and move them to containers without any of the complex, manual processes of traditional container modernization strategies,” Eyal Manor, Google Cloud’s vice president of engineering, wrote in a blog post. “Our new approach gives you more flexibility to modernize your existing infrastructure investments with ease, even for VMs you’d previously written off as not being able to modernize.”

Additionally, Google is providing an easy way to customers to move their virtual machines to its Compute Engine service. The company is updating its “Migrate for Compute Engine” service with beta support for moving workloads from Microsoft Azure to its cloud.

Google also updated its Service Mesh offering, which is a dedicated infrastructure layer that controls service-to-service communication over a network.

Google also make Traffic Director available in the Google Anthos platform. Traffic Director is a fully-managed, scalable, resilient service mesh control plane. It offers intelligent load balancing, configuration, policy, intelligence to Envoy or similar proxies and advanced traffic control.

Google also announced the beta availability of Layer 7 Internal Load Balancer (L7 ILB), which brings powerful load balancing features to legacy environments.

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