Google Cloud Anthos is a cloud-agnostic container environment that uses Kubernetes for container orchestration and Istio service mesh for traffic management.
It also works as a software stack to run on an organization’s existing hardware or other clouds, making it a good fit for hybrid and multi-cloud architectures. At its core, Anthos is a container cluster regulated by Google Kubernetes Engine and GKE On-Prem for hybrid architectures.
Enterprises that migrate to the cloud often struggle to refit their legacy applications to cloud-native services. In the past, this issue was addressed though virtualization, but that meant forgoing cloud benefits around efficiency, scalability and flexibility. Anthos resolves the common problem by converting VM images into containers, prior to deployment.
Google Cloud Anthos enables enterprises to use container clusters, instead of cloud VMs, to bridge the gap between legacy software and cloud hardware.