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Google Cloud stresses hybrid and multi-cloud at Next – as well as sealing a major open source deal

April 09, 2019 / Cloud Computing News

Analysis Google Cloud means open, hybrid and multi-cloud. The company took the keynote at Next in San Francisco to offer more flexibility with using other vendors such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) – but that’s where the familiarity ended. The biggest product news to come out of the session was moving its cloud services platform, rebranded as Anthos, to accommodate AWS and Microsoft Azure. Anthos lets users “build and manage modern hybrid applications across environments” through Kubernetes, as the official page puts it. With a cast list as long as one’s arm – more than 35 partners were cited on a slide, with Cisco and VMware, more on whom shortly, among the highlights – the goal was for Anthos to be ‘simple, flexible and secure.’