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What is Anthos and how it will help you with multicloud storage?

Every other company in 2021 stores its data on several cloud services at once. The reasons for such data movement can vary a merger with another company that has data stored on another server, wanting to avoid the risks of only storing data on a single cloud, or simply a desire to distribute the information so that it’s backed up in multiple locations. 

Multicloud is a versatile solution that has certain risks. The most basic problem when distributing information on different servers is security, since each cloud has its own identification systems. If you decide to use the additional storage, be prepared to deal with increased security procedures.

A Universal Solution 

If using multicloud is so risky, is it worth using it? Definitely. In order to more easily  store information processes on multiple servers, Google Cloud has introduced a solution called Anthos. 

Anthos is a universal service that allows you to manage, distribute, and replace information on different cloud resources. The server is compatible with Google Cloud, AWS and will soon be compatible with Azure as well. Anthos includes a wide spectrum of functionality for working with multi-cloud, which can be characterized as:

  • A single console for managing clusters mounted volumes and nodes;
  • API based functionality;
  • A system for configuring and managing security policies, RBAC rules and Kubernetes objects;
  • Log-based metrics and custom retention rules;
  • Use of verified code when transferring data;
  • Authentication with Active Directory and AWS IAM;
  • Use of the Kubernetes API to balance the load on servers;
  • Web console for monitoring all server loads;
  • Use of open-source code;
  • Use of a single Kubernetes API endpoint to connect to clusters;
  • Automatic collection of custom metrics.

Compatible with other clusters

You can easily connect other clusters that you already have with Anthos. There is no need to reconnect each of them because Anthos works great with Amazon EKS, Microsoft AKS, or Red Hat OpenShift. Moreover, when connecting existing clusters to the Anthos console, you will be able to easily manage each of them on one convenient panel. Also, you will find advanced functionality for managing clusters:

  • Security policy Management;
  • Notifications and log monitoring;
  • A single point of the Kubernetes API.

Contact us at Cloudfresh, so we can tell you more about how Anthos works and give you an overview of its functionality.