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Google Distributed Cloud

Extend Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services to the edge and your data centers.

Adopt a flexible cloud strategy

Google Distributed Cloud is a portfolio of fully managed hardware and software solutions which extends Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services to the edge and into your data centers. It's enabled by Anthos and is ideal for local data processing, edge computing, on-premises modernization, and meeting sovereignty, strict data security, and privacy requirements.

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Build and manage apps anywhere

Take advantage of Google Cloud services at your data center and edge locations to quickly modernize your apps. Google Distributed Cloud uses a cloud-backed control plane powered by Anthos that provides a consistent management experience at scale.

Gain real-time insights from data, locally

Utilize the power of Google’s AI, data analytics, and databases solutions to uncover insights and remove traditional constraints of scale, performance, and cost when you're processing data, no matter where that data is stored.

Meet regulatory and sovereignty requirements

Maintain autonomy and control over your infrastructure and data and adhere to strict sovereignty, data security, and privacy requirements while still being able to use cloud-native services in your dedicated environment.

The cloud infrastructure built for your evolving needs

Google Distributed Cloud portfolio

With Google Distributed Cloud, customers will be able to migrate or modernize applications and process data locally with a set of Google Cloud services like databases, machine learning, data analytics, container management services, and third-party services. Depending on the organization, you can run Google Distributed Cloud products and solutions in one of four location types: Google's network edge, Operator edge, Customer edge, and Customer data center. 
Chart of Google's distributed cloud solutions

Google Distributed Cloud Edge

Google Distributed Cloud Edge (GDC Edge) is a fully managed product that brings Google Cloud’s infrastructure and services closer to where data is being generated and consumed. GDC Edge empowers communication service providers to run 5G Core and radio access network (RAN) functions at the edge. It also enables an ecosystem of partners and developers to create enterprise applications to meet mission-critical use cases such as computer vision and Google AI edge inferencing. GDC Edge is generally available, building on our telecommunication solutions and empowering CSPs to deliver new experiences which leverage 5G and edge. 
Delivering 5G networks and ecosystems with Google Distributed Cloud Edge

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Google Distributed Cloud Hosted

Google Distributed Cloud Hosted (GDC Hosted) is a fully disconnected cloud designed to run sensitive workloads, supporting customers with strict data residency, security, and privacy requirements. GDC Hosted includes the hardware, software, local control plane, and operational tooling necessary to deploy, operate, scale, and secure a complete managed cloud. Customers in regulated industries, such as government, financial services, healthcare, and manufacturing are empowered to deliver on business priorities and help modernize even their most sensitive or confidential workloads. GDC Hosted is now generally available.
Chart illustrating Google Cloud's Hosted mode distributed cloud solution

Google Distributed Cloud Virtual

Google Distributed Cloud Virtual (GDC Virtual) is a software-only solution that enables you to extend a consistent dev and operational experience to your existing data center environments. Ideal for new and existing enterprise applications, or for real-time analytics that have specific hardware, security, and locality requirements which are most suitable for on-premises data centers. GDC Virtual is enabled by Anthos and allows customers to begin modernizing infrastructure, apps, and data in place - at a pace that makes sense for their business. GDC Virtual is self-managed and deployable onto virtual machines and bare metal systems, supporting greater choice and customization based on your unique needs. 
Graphic depicting that GDC Virtual can be deployed to any location .

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