One key to application modernization is moving from VMs for development to containers and Kubernetes.
For a lot of enterprises, especially those that haven’t adopted the cloud or a hybrid solution, this can be intimidating. Talent gaps, resources, buy-in from management—the list of roadblocks can seem long.
But at the end of the day, the benefits of moving to containers and Kubernetes for development far outweigh the challenges and risks. You just might need a little help getting there.
Benefits of containers and Kubernetes
The two major benefits of containers and Kubernetes are speed and flexibility.
Instead of a monolithic development process, where all teams working on an application need to complete their work before a deployment, containers and Kubernetes make it possible to constantly iterate and launch without the wait.
This greatly reduces time to market. It also saves resources by cutting wait times and improves the quality of the product since updates and fixes can be made much more quickly.
How Anthos helps you transition to containers and Kubernetes
Anthos is a hybrid cloud platform developed by Google for application modernization, cloud migration, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud management.
Anthos’ roots are in Kubernetes (also developed by Google), which makes it a powerful tool for enterprises to move from VMs to containers without the need to greatly scale IT capabilities.
With Anthos, development teams have access to a consistent platform for building and managing applications across environments. Its suite of tools makes it easier to bring code into production securely and reliably regardless of where that development is taking place—in the cloud, on-premises, or in a hybrid solution.
For enterprises just getting their feet wet with containers and Kubernetes, Anthos also provides a central command and control center for managing application workloads. This central command makes it much easier to monitor and update applications, which accelerates the development process and helps bring new products and features to market faster.
Core components of Anthos
More a package of tools than a single solution, Anthos is built to assist in nearly every step of the containers and Kubernetes development process. Included in the package are:
- Anthos Configuration Management for all your policy management needs.
- Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Marketplace and Cloud Run for Anthos to assist in application development.
- Anthos Service Mesh for service management of applications.
- Anthos Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) for container management.
- Stackdriver for management of operations.
How you can learn more about Anthos
Whether you’re currently in the process of migrating to the cloud or have a hybrid solution already in place, Anthos can make adopting containers and Kubernetes easier—not just on the GCP, but wherever your workloads reside.
To learn a lot more about how Anthos and benefit your enterprise, contact us today!