The Tanzu Cloud Service Broker for Google Cloud Platform (GCP) is now generally available! Platform operators interested in extending their VMware Tanzu Application Service marketplace can download and install the broker to offer production-grade services to their developer community. This new broker is based on the Cloud Service Broker framework, which allows for greater portability going forward as it is a common code base used by public cloud providers.
Operator guardrails preinstalled
Enabling proper organization controls on cloud native services can be overwhelming for operators and developers. We ease this burden by enabling the creation of service plans that implement some best-practice cloud guardrails. For instance, most organizations would want their databases deployed on a private subnet, and our example service plan for GCP Cloud SQL Postgres does this out of the box. These types of guardrails can help prevent accidental exposure and leakage.
A great developer experience expanded
The Cloud Service Broker for Google Cloud Platform puts the power of first-party GCP services directly in the hands of your developers. They will no longer need to wait for service tickets or infrastructure requests, or to fiddle with cloud consoles to obtain a database, storage, or other middleware services for their Tanzu Application Service applications. Developers can spend more time writing code and business logic instead of chasing down these various non-differentiating cumbersome tasks.
You can see that developer experience in action here:
The following is a breakdown of the services that the Cloud Service Broker for GCP currently supports:
GCP Cloud SQL (Postgres) – Production Ready
GCP Cloud SQL (MySQL) – Beta Support
GCP Memorystore for Redis – Beta Support
GCP BigQuery – Beta Support
GCP Spanner – Beta Support
GCP Cloud Storage – Beta Support
GCP Dataproc – Beta Support
GCP Stackdriver – Beta Support
While most services are still in beta support, we encourage you to try them out and provide us with feedback. We plan to quickly iterate on the broker and expand the production-ready status of additional GCP services in fast-follow releases.
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