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Anthos Deployment – Use Cases & Comparative Analysis

By October 12, 2022May 18th, 2023No Comments

Deployment can be the most strenuous part of any IT project. It is a time-consuming and complicated process. Often, it can lead to failed projects if the process is not handled correctly. Anthos deployment is an excellent solution for managing your cloud infrastructure, and this is possible because of the deployment options that are offered. Anthos deployment capabilities are not limited to just the on-demand basis. They are, in fact, much more than just that. Here we will take a look at Anthos deployment – Use cases, best practices & comparative analysis with AWS and Azure.

Anthos deployment use cases

Anthos is a Kubernetes-based platform that lets you manage apps across multiple clouds and environments. Anthos lets you run your applications on the cloud platform of your choice. You can use the cloud resources that you prefer. Anthos offers a simple and intuitive user interface that lets you manage your apps by using a single interface. It offers a variety of features, including:

Deployment of applications with CI/CD – In general, the deployment of the application is a complex operation that takes time and requires a lot of effort, both on the part of the software developers, as well as on the part of the IT department. In the case of applications that are developed using the methodology of CI/CD pipeline automation, the deployment process is automated, and can be done in the shortest time possible.

Management of workloads – Anthos is a unique type of cloud computing platform. It’s an integrated product from VMware – the world’s leading software-defined data center company. Anthos is VMware’s attempt at providing an end-to-end hybrid cloud experience. The platform is focused on workload management. 

Support for multiple containers – Anthos supports multiple containers. The Anthos cluster can host a mix of different containerized applications, each running in its own isolated container. At the same time, each container can be running a different operating system. Container orchestration is done by the Anthos Universal Container Runtime and the Anthos Universal Container Platform. When a developer creates a new Anthos application, they build it as a Docker image. An Anthos application is then deployed by uploading that Docker image to the Anthos Universal Container Registry, which is available as an Azure service. The Azure service allows the application image to be accessible anywhere – even on premises if you want to take advantage of the security and isolation of Anthos and the Azure discovery service.

Support for multiple clouds – Anthos is a cloud management platform that makes it easier for enterprises to run applications across various clouds. It is based on Apache Mesos, a cluster manager that provides a shared infrastructure for applications and services. Anthos makes it easy to run applications across multiple clouds. Anthos allows you to use a single set of tools to manage applications on-premises and in any cloud. This is enabled by the Apache Mesos framework in Anthos. In addition, Anthos provides an intuitive web-based user interface that allows you to easily configure and launch clusters. Anthos currently supports a number of public and private clouds.

Support for multiple operating systems – Anthos is the first unified hybrid cloud platform that supports multiple operating systems, from bare metal to containerized workloads. In addition to supporting multiple operating systems, Anthos supports a wide range of workloads that span containerized applications, virtualized infrastructure, and traditional workloads. This post compares the Anthos deployment model to the other major cloud platforms.

Support for multiple programming languages – Anthos uses Docker containers to create isolated instances of code, but as of now, it only supports a single programming language per container. Anthos allows you to use multiple containers, so you could use one container to run a Ruby on Rails app and another container to run Node.js. However, you can’t use multiple containers that both support Ruby on Rails and Node.js. The Anthos documentation provides this example of one way you could deploy multiple containers: “For example, one container could run a Node.js app, while another container runs an Apache Tomcat server that hosts a Java app.” 

AWS Outposts vs Azure Stack vs Google Anthos 

Given that Anthos is compatible with the majority of current server hardware, Google provides the most flexibility in supporting various hardware for constructing the on-premises components of a hybrid architecture. In order to create a hybrid cloud with Anthos, businesses may either employ the on-premises gear they already have or spend less money on commodity servers. 

Anthos fully supports multi-cloud architectures as it is essentially a Kubernetes distribution that may run on a variety of different cloud infrastructures concurrently and is not tethered to GCP in particular. Outposts and Azure Stack are not multi-cloud solutions. IT teams cannot integrate them with other public clouds because they are only compatible with their individual clouds, Azure or AWS. Because the underlying architectures differ, moving a workload that has been deployed on Azure Stack or Outposts to another infrastructure or platform might be challenging. With Anthos, moving your application to another Kubernetes-based environment is far more feasible and requires significantly less changes.

Anthos case studies with Niveus 

Here are some of the Anthos implementations that our clients benefited from – 

  • We deployed a mobile application on a hybrid cloud environment and executed application migration leveraging Anthos for a leading private bank in India 
  • We enabled low latency and better scalability with our Anthos implementation for a leading revenue optimization partner 
  • Another private bank in India leveraged our cloud expertise to evaluate Anthos to deploy their applications on a hybrid cloud environment

Anthos is a container management platform that is designed to be flexible and powerful. We hope that this blog has helped you to better understand how Anthos can be used to support your needs as a business, and that you are able to implement it to help achieve these goals. If you would like to learn more about how we can help your business, please contact us anytime at

Prathiksha Kamath

Author Prathiksha Kamath

Prathiksha Kamath is a versatile and dedicated Associate with Niveus Customer Engineering team. Her team won at HashiCorp’s Hackstravaganza event for work on Niveus proprietary platform, automated GCP Landing Zone, which is built on Terraform.

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