Anthos GKE

1. Overview

  • The primary computing environment for Anthos relies on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).
  • Anthos bundles upstream Kubernetes releases and provides management capabilities for creating, scaling, and upgrading conformant Kubernetes clusters.
  • Google Cloud Platform hosts the control plane, and the Kubernetes API server is the only control-plane component accessible to customers. 
  • GKE manages the node components using instances in Compute Engine. 
  • Kubernetes provides users with a common orchestration layer that manages application deployment, configuration, upgrade, and scaling.
  • With GKE On-Prem, all components are hosted in the customer's on-prem virtualization environment.