Cisco, SAP and Google team up to deliver container and data hub options for the hybrid cloud
If there is one thing that enterprise customers are learning in the cloud computing journey, it’s that they want options. Technology providers such as Cisco Systems Inc., Google Cloud and SAP AG have heard this message, and the response has been to form the kind of partnership that recognizes that one size doesn’t necessarily fit all in the hybrid cloud evolution.
In February, Cisco unveiled its Container Platform with software based completely on Kubernetes — a container orchestration management system — open-source orchestration. The platform works with the Google Cloud solution and SAP’s data hub.
“Our hybrid cloud solution is very strong, and what we’re doing with Cisco is the most important missing piece, which is to deliver an on-premises experience that customers are comfortable with,” said Bob Krentler (pictured, center), head of global technology alliances at Google Cloud. “This is the way to do continuous integration and continuous delivery for hybrid, period.”
Krentler spoke with Stu Miniman (@stu), host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s mobile livestreaming studio, during the Cisco Live event in Orlando, Florida. He was joined by David Cope (pictured, right), senior director of market development at Cisco, and Lars Dannecker (pictured, left), big data architect and development expert at SAP, and they discussed a validation process for the Cisco platform and SAP’s use of Kubernetes in its data hub solution. (* Disclosure below.)
Validated and tested software
The container platform is also part of the Cisco Validated Design program, which incorporates features and applications comprehensively tested by Cisco engineers. “This software can be proven to run on infrastructure environments that Cisco provides or offers customers the choice to run it on their own environment,” Cope explained. “When it runs on Cisco infrastructure, it does have that CVD, which gives customers and partners confidence that it’s already tested and that it works.”
SAP’s partnership with Google Cloud and Cisco wraps neatly into its strategy for the hyperconverged infrastructure. The integration of SAP’s Data Hub with the Cisco Container Platform to deliver a Kubernetes solution enables big data capture across the hybrid cloud.
“One year back, we were searching for a platform that allows us to deploy the data hub on-premises and in the cloud,” Dannecker said. “That’s what we found with Kubernetes. It’s a perfect thing to have a stable platform with a Google Kubernetes engine in the cloud, and then partner with Cisco to bring their container platform on-premises.”
Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the Cisco Live event. (* Disclosure: Cisco Systems Inc. sponsored this segment of theCUBE. Neither Cisco Systems nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)
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