A Hybrid Approach to Modernization Using Google Anthos

Often times, organizations want to modernize their applications to increase agility and efficiency, jumpstart growth and accelerate time to market.   They are looking to build applications, which adopt new application architectures and cloud-native services without disrupting the business. In many cases, some modernization may already be occurring in pockets throughout the organization, but the complexity of proprietary IT stack, dependencies on legacy applications, and slow speed of migration has inhibited organizations from gaining the desired outcomes.

To achieve your modernization goals while maintaining flexibility to choose where applications reside, Google Cloud created Anthos.  Anthos is a 100% software solution, designed to work where you want – on-premise or in the cloud. It brings the same Google Kubernetes Engine you would find in Google Cloud to your data center, providing the maximum hybrid flexibility for application placement.  By abstracting the infrastructure from the application, Anthos allows your development teams to focus on building applications, not managing infrastructure.

For organizations embarking on their modernization journey or for where adopting Kubernetes seems intimidating, Google has taken this into consideration with Migrate for Anthos. Migrate for Anthos performs the heavy lifting on your existing applications and containerizes applications that benefit from containerization. It automates the extraction of existing applications from servers and VMs into containers, without having to rewrite or re-architect applications, eliminating much of the complexity that  has inhibited your modernization efforts.

Once you embrace and adopting Kubernetes, hybrid application placement becomes easier with Anthos.  Google Anthos provides a unified management experience across deployments, making everything from your binaries and your application configuration to your security policies and rollback processes, portable between on-premises and other public clouds.  As a result, instead of training all your teams on several platforms, you train them once, preserving your existing investments utilizing a common management layer to help your teams deliver quality services with low overhead.

To help you through your modernization journey, 2nd Watch has created Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Google Anthos.  Designed to accelerate your modernization effort by operationalizing your organization on Anthos and implementing Kubernetes quickly, you can progress on your digital transformational journey at the pace that works best for your development teams and accomplishes your organizational goals.

With more than 10-years assisting clients in transitioning from legacy compute to highly agile cloud native teams, our proven methodology is designed to enable you to become a multi-cloud organization with a consolidated view, at a speed that works best for your business.

2nd Watch’s Hybrid Cloud Solutions with Google Anthos includes:

  • Anthos workshop
  • Set-up and configuration of Anthos
  • Migrate for Anthos
  • Istio and configuration management
  • Optimize security, observability, and resiliency
  • Creation of post migration image update process

It’s never been easier for your organization to adopt a multi-cloud application architecture.  Whether you are just starting your transformation or already well into the process of modernizing your applications, Google Anthos allows you to consolidate all your operations across on-premises, Google Cloud, and other clouds, while giving you the flexibility to run and move applications where you need them without added complexity.  Download our datasheet for more details.

-Dusty Simoni, Sr Product Manager, Hybrid Cloud

  1. Assumes <100 workloads. Pricing based on actual time and materials. Google Anthos, infrastructure, and networking are sold separately. Kubernetes training, application modernization or re-architecture, high-availability, and multi-data center implementations are additional. Assumes Migrate for Anthos is utilized and only supported Linux VMs.