Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian’s vision was on full display at the Moscone Center in San Francisco in April, at Google Cloud Next ‘19. 37,000 attendees from around the world, including Google evangelists, engineers, clients and partners who joined Thomas as he kicked off the two-day conference where he shared his vision for Google Cloud.
“We have a clear vision of what we want to offer customers in a number of industries who are going through digital transformation, we want to give them global scale, distributed, secure infrastructure; a digital transformation platform that helps people build innovative digital transformation solutions, and then, industry specific-capabilities for digital transformation in a number of industries."
At the keynote, Kurian noted that 80% of the IT workloads still had not been migrated to the cloud. With the intent of becoming “the best strategic partner” for organizations, he debuted a plethora of new industry-specific capabilities and cloud services aimed at making it easier for organizations to create and run their computing workloads in the cloud. These capabilities and cloud services are part of Google’s hybrid and multi-cloud strategy. The intention is to ultimately make it easier for organizations to scale their computing workload within their data centers or build a migration path to transition and grow these workloads using any cloud.
With the focus on Hybrid cloud, Anthos was one of the biggest announcements at Google Cloud. Anthos (formerly known as Cloud Services Platform) is built and fully managed by Google. It allows organizations to move forward with its transformation initiatives with the assumptions of:
- Write once, Run anywhere
- Running applications on-premise or in any cloud
- Secure by design infrastructure with built-in protection