Cisco, Google's New Hybrid Cloud Features Kubernetes Container Orchestration and Istio Service Mesh

Cisco, Google's New Hybrid Cloud Features Kubernetes Container Orchestration and Istio Service Mesh Image Credit: Cisco

Cisco and Google Cloud announced a partnership to deliver a hybrid cloud solution that helps customers maximize their investments across cloud and on-premises environments.

The offering provides enterprises with a way to run, secure and monitor workloads, thus enabling them to optimize their existing investments, plan their cloud migration at their own pace and avoid vendor lock in. Companies can now develop new applications in the cloud or on-premises, consistently using the same developer tools, run time, and production environment.

The joint Cisco and Google Cloud hybrid solution helps developers leverage managed Kubernetes, GCP Service Catalog, Cisco networking and security, and Istio authentication and service mesh monitoring. Enterprise app developers can securely access cloud APIs, and cloud developers can securely access enterprise APIs and on-premises resources.

Cisco and Google Cloud hybrid solution provides Policy-based Kubernetes orchestration and lifecycle management of resources, applications and services across hybrid environments. Its Google's Apigee enterprise-class API management enables legacy workloads running on premises to connect to the cloud through APIs.

The Open-source solution also provides a uniform way to connect, secure, manage and monitor microservices. Its networking capabilities extends network policy and configurations to multiple on-premises and cloud environments.

Chuck Robbins, CEO, Cisco
Our partnership with Google gives our customers the very best cloud has to offer -- agility and scale, coupled with enterprise-class security and support. We share a common vision of a hybrid cloud world that delivers the speed of innovation in an open and secure environment to bring the right solutions to our customers.

Diane Greene, CEO, Google Cloud 
This joint solution from Google and Cisco facilitates an easy and incremental approach to tapping the benefits of the Cloud. This is what we hear customers asking for.

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