Anthos to help enterprises to save $42.8 mn: Google Cloud study

A Google Cloud study said large enterprises can save up to $42.8 million over three years by the implementation of Anthos.
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The Cloud company said the deployment of Anthos, a hybrid and multi-cloud solution, helps customers to modernize existing applications, build new ones and run them anywhere. CIOs can implement Anthos to accelerate and empower developers, security professionals and platform and operations engineers — enhancing employee and customer experiences, saving bottom-line costs and increasing revenue, Forrester Consulting said in the New Technology Total Economic Impact (TEI) study commissioned by Google Cloud.

Forrester conducted interviews with Anthos customers across industries including finance, security, IT and retail about their projected results. Forrester used insights from interviews to develop a composite organization to quantify the benefits, costs, and risks associated with an investment in Anthos.

Google Cloud competes with Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Oracle, Alibaba Cloud, among others.

Benefits of Google Cloud over three years

# Faster application development, testing, and deployment saved $5.3 million to $9.9 million by improving development productivity

# Consistent, unified security policy creation and governance saved $5.3 million to $9.7 million through increased productivity and reduction in labor costs

# Streamlined and automated platform operations boosted efficiency by $1.8 million to $4.2 million through increased operational productivity and reduced labor costs

# Accelerated development velocity and improved app dependability enhanced customer experience, increasing customer advocacy and retention for a lift in sales profits of $3 million to $19 million

Customer expectations

# Reduce infrastructure costs. Anthos can help customers design applications to use underlying hardware and cloud infrastructure more efficiently by optimizing container performance and resource utilization.

# Enhance employee experience. Anthos provides a consistent experience across environments, can help eliminate redundant work and can improve workload predictability and control – helping customers to better attract, hire, and retain employees.

# Strengthen security. Some customers found that Anthos reduces risk of vulnerabilities by helping to address them quicker by delivering application security by design, instead of piecemeal in different platforms.

# Avoid costs for developing a platform of alternative tools. Sourcing, integrating and deploying multiple open source tools and services like Kubernetes, Istio and Knative takes time and resources. Anthos packages and delivers these technologies, ready for use, across the environments with service level agreements (SLAs).

# Avoid vendor lock-in. Since Anthos is built using open source components, customers can architect applications in Anthos with a lower barrier to adoption of future tech.

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