Google recently announced Google Distributed Cloud, a portfolio of fully managed hardware and software solutions that extends Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services to the edge and into your data centres, at its Google Cloud Next’ 21 conference.
Google Distributed Cloud is built on Anthos, its infrastructure and application management platform. At launch, Cisco, Dell, HPE, and NetApp will support the service.
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Using this cloud infrastructure, customers can migrate or modernize applications and process data locally with a set of Google Cloud services like databases, machine learning, data analytics, container management services, and third-party services from leading vendors.
“Google Distributed Cloud taps into our planet-scale infrastructure that delivers the highest levels of performance, availability, and security, while Anthos running on Google-managed hardware at the customer or Edge location provides a services platform on which to run applications securely and remotely,” said Sachin Gupta, GM and VP of Product for IaaS, Google Cloud.
Distributed Cloud Edge is a fully managed product, the company said, which suits running local data processing, and low-latency edge compute workloads. Google said Cloud Edge allows companies to run 5G Core and radio access network (RAN) functions at the Edge, alongside enterprise applications, to support mission-critical use cases. It is available in preview.
Dan Rodriguez, VP & GM Network Platforms Group at Intel said, “CSPs are looking for faster ways to deploy cloud-native network architecture that can bring flexibility and agility to their Edge solutions. Google Distributed Cloud Edge will help accelerate the delivery of 5G Telco Cloud and services at the Edge, leveraging Intel Smart Edge Open, Intel’s FlexRAN reference software, and Intel Xeon Scalable processors”.
Google Distributed Cloud Hosted provides on-premise options to public and private entities with strong data residency, security, and/or privacy requirements. Cloud Hosted does not require connectivity to Google Cloud at any time to manage infrastructure, services, APIs, or tooling and uses a local control plane provided by Anthos for operations. Google Distributed Cloud Hosted will be available in preview in the first half of 2022.