Cisco, Google ink pact for open hybrid cloud solution

San Francisco: Google has inked an agreement with Cisco to deliver a new open hybrid cloud solution to help customers better develop and manage applications on-premises and on Google Cloud.

“Together, the companies will work on a complete solution to develop, run, secure and monitor workloads, enabling customers to optimise their existing investments, plan their cloud migration at their own pace and avoid lock-in,” Nan Boden, Head of Global Technology Partners at Google Cloud, said in a blogpost on Wednesday.

“Developers will be able to create new applications in the cloud or on-premises consistently using the same tools, runtime and production environment.”

The joint Cisco and Google Cloud hybrid solution will help developers to make the use of open source platforms.

Using these services, developers can discover available Google Cloud services, auto-authenticate from on-premises to Google Cloud services, future-proof existing on-premises applications to be cloud ready.

The Cisco-Google Cloud solution will also include a number of components (hardware, software and cloud services) that can be tailored to the needs of each customer, purchased together or separately, Boden said.

The solution will be available to a limited number of customers during the first part of 2018, with planned general availability later in the year.