Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud will be available to market later this year
This new platform will be available through Google Cloud, Cisco and Cisco's global partner network, and will be supported by Cisco’s technical support.
Google today announced that the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud will be available to all its customers later this year. The platform offers enterprises an open hybrid cloud architecture that lets them take advantage of the cloud leveraging and extending existing IT security, control and best practices.
The announcement was made in a blog post by Nan Boden, Senior Director, Global Technology Partnerships, Google.
Customers will be able to connect to Google Cloud Platform (GCP) services such as Google Kubernetes Engine, BigQuery, BigTable, Cloud SQL, Spanner, Cloud Storage, and Pub/Sub through their on-premises Cisco environment. Legacy workloads on-premises can be exposed to the cloud via Apigee’s API services.
"We’ve already seen the early enthusiasm for Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud from customers across industries such as retail, e-commerce, and life sciences, and our partners are an integral part of getting it into customers’ hands. Many partners, including WWT, Accenture, and IGNW are already testing out this solution," the blog added.
“We are excited to partner with Cisco and Google to support customers on their hybrid cloud journeys,” says Jonathan H. King, Vice President of Strategy, Data Center and Cloud at World Wide Technology (WWT).
"With the combined superior performance of Google Cloud and Cisco UCS, both ‘Hybrid IT’ and ‘Cloud First’ customers engaging in DevOps initiatives can transition to a new era of application performance,” says Andrew Cadwell, CEO, IGNW.
This new platform will be available through Google Cloud, Cisco and Cisco's global partner network, and will be supported by Cisco’s technical support. Moreover, Cisco DevNet has also created an online resource, the Cisco and Google Cloud Developer Center to provide developers with the tools to explore open source technologies such as Kubernetes and Istio, and get hands-on with hybrid cloud solutions.