Migrate for Anthos

1. Overview

  • Migrate for Anthos is a tool for containerizing existing applications to run on Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). 
  • Migrate for Anthos can be used to migrate applications running on VMware, AWS, Azure, or Compute Engine VMs into containers on GKE. 
  • While lifting and shifting VMs into Compute Engine has consistency benefits, migrating VMs into GKE containers is a step toward modernization.
  • Containers use fewer resources than VMs, allowing for greater density across clusters. 
  • Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) can automatically upgrade nodes, which simplifies updates and security management. 
  • Utilities such as Istio can wrap applications to provide features such as authentication, encryption, and tracing by reconfiguring, not rewriting and recompiling.