Kip Compton

The Promise of the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud, Delivered

Many of today’s global enterprises are looking to service providers (SPs) for the infrastructure, platforms and services they need to help them innovate. We’re excited that the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud is now shipping. With it, businesses can accelerate on-prem app modernization, ease services management, quickly and more securely connect on-prem workloads to the cloud, and take advantage of integrated security and support.

hybrid cloud can be a unique differentiator for SPs who want to maximize their ability to rapidly bring new applications to market and to compete effectively in an increasingly digital marketplace. Telindus is an integrator, telco, and cloud service provider working in security-sensitive and regulated industries. The company has a well-established reputation for being an early adopter of new technologies and has recently deployed the Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud.

The Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud is an open and customizable solution made up of Cisco’s software and infrastructure and cloud services from Google Cloud. The Telindus deployment is a great example of how SPs can use a hybrid cloud environment to help customers transparently extend their datacenters to harness rich, cloud-based services and tools, enabling them to develop and deploy applications on premises, while leveraging best-of-breed public cloud tools at the same time.

Telindus has been offering container-based platforms for several years and we worked with them to define a solution that addresses a need in the market for On-Premises, service provider-based deployments. The Hybrid Cloud Platform is the right vehicle for Telindus because it lets them enable modern container-based solutions in environments where security and robustness is an integral part of technical deployments. This is because of the Hybrid Cloud Platform’s private-hosting capabilities for security-sensitive workloads. Also, the out-of-the-box portability to and from the public cloud enables disaster recovery, vendor-lock-in mitigation, and scalability. This is especially important for Telindus’ regulated customers — who might not be able to work directly with public cloud providers — to transition to cloud.

The Hybrid Cloud Platform’s use of open source technologies like Istio, Kubernetes, and Open Service Broker which can be used in any hosting environment are key. Integration of Cisco CloudCenter provides policy-based automation governance of multi-tier microservice architectures from within the private infrastructure that are deployable into the public cloud. The Hybrid Cloud Platform solution makes it possible for Telindus to build a cloud-native, on-premises experience, which can be easily scaled out into the public cloud, with XaaS-ification features for legacy and container-based services.

The Cisco Hybrid Cloud Platform for Google Cloud has been developed, tested, and completed field trials with our customers and partners like Telindus and is now ready for customers’ production workloads. It’s certified to be consistent with Google Kubernetes Engine, enabling GCP out of the box, and it’s available from Cisco and our partners. It is generally available now and ready for customers to harness and accelerate their application innovation…

By Kip Compton, Cisco Blog

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