Google Cloud is extending its reach into customers’ data centers and out to the edge under its new Distributed Cloud banner, primarily aimed at customers with unique data sovereignty, latency, or local data-processing requirements.
The two new options announced this week are Google Distributed Cloud Edge and Google Distributed Cloud Hosted. Both are underpinned by Google Cloud’s Anthos product, which allows customers to deploy and manage Kubernetes workloads across a variety of environments.
“Google Distributed Cloud is a portfolio of fully-managed software and hardware to extend our capabilities into customer data centers,” Sachin Gupta, VP and GM for open infrastructure at Google Cloud said during a press conference last week.
The hardware will come from a set of launch partners such as Cisco, Dell, HPE, and NetApp, and the software is underpinned by the open source container orchestration tool Kubernetes, which originally emerged…