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Google rebrands its Cloud Services Platform to Anthos and partners with Intel to power the new platform

By Wong Chung Wee - on 12 Apr 2019, 10:00am

Google rebrands its Cloud Services Platform to Anthos and partners with Intel to power its new open cloud platform

Image source: Google

Google has adopted the new Intel Xeon Scalable CPUs and Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for Anthos, the company's rebranded cloud computing platform.

Image source: Google

Anthos is touted as an open cloud computing platform that promises simplicity, flexibility and security for IT applications deployment. According to Google, Anthos will work with applications already deployed on existing on-premise hardware investments or on other cloud platforms like Amazon Web Services or Microsoft Azure.

The new reference design for Anthos will make use of an optimized Kubernetes software stack that promises increased workload portability. This is to ensure customers have the flexibility in application deployment.

Intel will offer the production design as an Intel Select Solution as both companies are working together to tap this lucrative hybrid cloud market segment.

According to MarketWatch, this specialized computing market segment is estimated to garner US$140 billion by 2023.The major growth driver of hybrid cloud market is the increasing demand for “efficient productivity”, demand for secure and quick data access, as well as the adoption of this computing platform by SMEs.

Source: Google, Intel, MarketWatch