Oracle Announces Expanded Support for the Open Source Community

Oracle is announcing several key contributions to the open source community aimed at accelerating the adoption of cloud native computing and collaboration across the open source ecosystem.

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023, Oracle announced plans to donate $3 million in Ampere Arm-based compute credits on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) per year for three years to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).

Oracle also introduced plans to open source Jipher, a Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) provider for environments with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) requirements. In addition, Oracle invited the community to provide input on the development of an open standard for network and data security across on-premises and distributed cloud environments. 

Oracle has benefited significantly from its participation in the CNCF and its global community, and Kubernetes is foundational to OCI’s application development platform. To underscore Oracle's commitment to CNCF and to support its invaluable work across the open source community, Oracle will contribute $3 million in credits on Ampere Arm-based hardware per year for 3 years to support CNCF projects on OCI. This contribution advances OCI's commitment to cloud native computing by combining cloud native Ampere compute infrastructure with the large field of open-source projects hosted by the CNCF for cloud native services.

Oracle developed Jipher, a JCE provider designed for security and performance, as a solution for environments with FIPS 140 requirements, and OCI has seen dramatic performance improvements with Jipher. Oracle strongly believes in contributing to security technologies that are accessible to everyone and makes significant contributions to OpenSSL. To support these efforts, Oracle is announcing plans to open source Jipher through the OpenJDK to support Project Panama-based Java applications for the benefit of the broader open source community.

Oracle recently announced it is participating in an initiative to design a new open standard for network and data security that will help organizations better protect their data in distributed IT environments. Under this new initiative, Oracle will collaborate with organizations across industries to develop the standard. The new standard will enable networks to collectively enforce shared security policies and enhance the security architecture that organizations already use without changing existing applications and networks.

To support the initiative, Oracle plans to release the Oracle Zero-Trust Packet Routing Platform based on the new standard. It will help organizations prevent unauthorized access or use of their data without adding extra hurdles for legitimate activities. Oracle invites collaboration across the entire technology industry, as broad adoption and interoperability will create a stronger and more consistent data protection for everyone.

“Open source is in Oracle’s DNA, and for years we have been a leader, contributor, and steward for projects that drive long-lasting impact for the open source community and our customers, as well as within Oracle,” said Mahesh Thiagarajan, executive vice president, security and developer platforms, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “We share the CNCF’s mission to make cloud native computing ubiquitous, and that requires communication, collaboration, and cooperation across the entire open source community. We look forward to continuing to be at the forefront of those efforts.”

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