Google Distributed Cloud Virtual
In 2021, Google Cloud launched its Google Distributed Cloud (GDC) portfolio of hardware, software, and services that bring its cloud infrastructure to the edge and into customer data centers.
The company recently unveiled the new Google Distributed Cloud Virtual—a software and service solution that brings Google’s existing Anthos on-premise for VMware vSphere and Anthos bare metal services into the GDC portfolio.
Cloud-managed and deployed onto a client’s infrastructure, GDC Virtual provides a software only extension of Google Cloud, allowing customers to automate provisioning and management of GKE clusters on VMs and existing bare metal infrastructure with the correct requirements and form factors and use the Google Cloud Console to provision Anthos clusters on vSphere.
The new GDC Virtual enables developers to build and deploy container-based workloads to Kubernetes directly or an application runtime. GDC Virtual customers can also apply federated security, access control, and identity management across cloud and on-premises clusters.
Customers of Anthos on-premises, now known as GDC Virtual, will receive the same consistent management and developer experience with no changes to current capabilities or pricing structures.