Google kicks off Next ’19
Google kicked off its annual Google Cloud conference (Next ’19) today in San Francisco. The three-day event covers everything related to cloud particularly Google Cloud, GCP and G Suite. More than 500 breakout sessions, cloud talks and hands-on labs on topics ranging from API management for serverless and multi-cloud and undoing human bias at scale with Kubeflow were on show at the Moscone Center.
Google also made a few announcements involving new products and partnerships. Anthos, formerly Cloud Services Platform, was introduced to help customers by providing a unified programming model and monitoring/policy management framework across on-premises and multiple clouds. It is now generally available on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) and GKE On-Prem, so you can deploy, run and manage your applications on-premises or in the cloud. Partners such as Cisco, VMware, Dell EMC, HPE, Intel, and Lenovo have committed to delivering Anthos on their own hyperconverged infrastructure for their customers.
Another new product introduced was Cloud Run. It’s a new serverless compute platform for containerised apps with portability built-in, to give you the best of both worlds. Cloud Run on GKE brings the serverless developer experience and workload portability to your GKE cluster.
New Google Cloud CEO Thomas Kurian also announced strategic partnerships with leaders in the open source community to deliver the industry’s first comprehensive platform for fully managed open source-centric database and analytics services. Google’s strategic partnerships with Confluent, MongoDB, Elastic, Neo4j, Redis Labs, InfluxData, and Datastax tightly integrate their open source-centric technologies into GCP, providing a seamless user experience across management, billing and support.