On Tuesday, Google announced a series of tools for organizations that apply a hybrid and multi-cloud strategy. A beta version of a new service for migrating virtual machines from Microsoft Azure is also part of this.

Google is also expanding its network portfolio for companies that are modernising their applications, according to ZDNet. Migrate for Compute Engine, for example, is being expanded to allow companies to migrate their virtual machines directly from Microsoft Azure to Google Compute Engine (GCE). The new service complements Migrate’s existing support for migrating VMs from Amazon EC2.

Google also announced that it will release a beta version of Migrate for Anthos. This tool allows customers to move VMs from on-premise or Google Compute Engine directly to containers running in Google Kubernetes Engine. Google is also expanding its supported sources so that customers can migrate their VMs directly from Amazon EC2 and Microsoft Azure to containers in GKE.

Tools for service meshes

Meanwhile, Google is also expanding its tools for rolling out and managing service meshes. This can support companies in maintaining consistent service when they start using microservices. Traffic Director, now available on the Google Anthos platform, is a fully-managed and scalable service mesh control platform. This provides smart configuration capabilities in Envoy or similar proxies that provide platform-agnostic networking capabilities. Traffic Director offers smart load balancing and advanced traffic management such as traffic splitting, fault injection and mirroring. Google also announced a beta of Layer 7 Internal Load Balancer (L7 FADN), which provides powerful load balancing features in older environments.

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