Cisco and Google Cloud today announced a partnership to deliver a hybrid cloud solution.
The companies assert this will enable them to provide a unique and open hybrid cloud that enables applications and services to be deployed, managed and secured across on-premises environments and Google Cloud Platform.
The two tech giants will be working together to provide a solution that delivers cloud speed and scale with enterprise-class security.
“Our partnership with Google gives our customers the very best cloud has to offer— agility and scale, coupled with enterprise-class security and support,” says Chuck Robbins, chief executive officer at Cisco.
“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.”
The offering provides enterprises with a way to run, secure and monitor workloads, thereby enabling them to optimise their existing investments, plan their cloud migration at their own pace and avoid vendor lock in.
This means companies are now in a position to develop new applications in the cloud or on premises, consistently using the same developer tools, run time and production environment.
CEO of Google Cloud, Diane Greene says the partnership will help developers to leverage managed Kubernetes, GCP Service Catalog, Cisco networking and security, and Istio authentication and service mesh monitoring.
“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,” says Greene.
Enterprise app developers can securely access cloud APIs, and cloud developers can securely access enterprise APIS and on-premises resources.
Some of the highlights of the Cisco and Google Cloud hybrid solution include:
The solution is set ot be available to a limited number of customers during the first part of 2018 with general availability planned later in the year.