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We live in interesting times. Given the increasing pace of change these days, maybe the universal global lockdowns and unprecedented global pandemics offer us a chance to reflect on how we approach cloud computing.

The purpose of this paper is to highlight the opportunities that Google’s Anthos, together with changes to team practices, make available to the African market to accelerate digital transformation and increase the global competitiveness of African enterprises. 

Anthos​ is Google’s highly anticipated answer to enterprise workload orchestration. The reality in enterprises today is a mix of hybrid and multi-cloud strategies. Organisations choose the best fit for their technology needs, using price, location and vendor requirements as decision points.

Anthos gives the enterprise the power to:

  • modernise in place;
  • automate policy and security at scale; and
  • future-proof investments with an interface that provides consistency across platforms.

Anthos is built on Kubernetes, the Google-backed, open-source industry leader in container orchestration and workload portability. Kubernetes is now ​globally considered the best​ way to design and orchestrate enterprise architecture while still maintaining platform portability. Anthos also supports a new way of delivery. Even as enterprises change the way they build their software, so they find themselves changing how they build teams.

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Sizwe Mabanga. Picture: SUPPLIED/DIGICLOUD
Sizwe Mabanga. Picture: SUPPLIED/DIGICLOUD

About the author: Sizwe Mabanga has been working in IT for about 20 years, mostly as a full stack developer in various industrial verticals, and has recently fallen in love with Google’s Cloud Platform.

His main interests include how the cloud enables cross-functional teams to produce value for organisations in the fastest, most sustainable, cost-efficient way possible.

He joined Digicloud Africa in 2019 and helps clients and partners arrive at the smoothest migration path to cloud enabled or full cloud.

This article was paid for by Digicloud.