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Google launches beta version of hybrid cloud platform

Google launches beta version of hybrid cloud platform

Google has released a beta version of its Cloud Services Platform, which includes cloud services aimed at organizations with workloads that remain on-premise. The focus is on the Google Kubernetes Engine, which allows enterprises to run their applications both in their own data centre and on virtually any cloud platform that supports containers.

The Cloud Services Platform was already announced in July last year, but is only now being marketed as a beta. Chen Goldberg, engineering director at Google Cloud, said to TechCrunch that the idea is to help enterprises innovate and modernise.

“Everyone is clearly very enthusiastic about cloud computing, on-demand compute and managed services. But customers have realised that the move is not easy,” says Goldberg, who states that the majority of enterprises adopt a hybrid approach. Containers are still a very new technology, but according to Goldberg, most enterprises are already adopting containers and Kubernetes.


The Cloud Services Platform (CSP) is a managed platform. In addition, Google handles various things, including upgrades and security patches. The platform also supports GCP Marketplace’s Kubernetes applications for enterprises that need an easy way to install some of the most popular applications.

However, the technology itself is not only about Kubernetes, says Goldberg. The service also uses Istio, which is an increasingly popular service mesh that makes it easier for enterprises to secure and manage the flow of traffic and API calls between applications.

In addition, the new CSP Config Management tool is launched to help users create multi-cluster policies and manage access and resource quotas. CSP also integrates with Google’s Stackdriver Monitoring service and continuous delivery platforms.

Furthermore, it is not necessary to have a specific set of hardware specifications in house. CSP is on top of VMware’s vSphere server virtualization platform, which most enterprises already use in their data centers.

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