First unveiled at OpenWorld, the Oracle Container Cloud Service (Container CS) is now generally available. Oracle Container Cloud Service expands Oracle’s support for Docker containers by enabling developers to easily run, orchestrate and manage containers in the cloud.
As cloud deployment becomes the norm for enterprise workloads, developers need to build applications using microservices, APIs, containers, DevOps processes and platform capabilities that support analytics, integration, mobility and the Internet of Things (IoT), according to Oracle.
The features, innovation and use cases of the service, were outlined in a blog post by Mike Raab, an Oracle product manager. “It’s been an exciting journey to take the StackEngine container management software that Oracle acquired and transform it into a cloud service - Container CS,” writes Raab, who was part of the original StackEngine team.
According to Raab, the Container CS offers three major differentiated features to support ease of use versus the competition.
First, Container CS can be easily provisioned with whatever IaaS compute capacity that a user needs to power the worker nodes that run their Docker container applications, and after provisioning they have a ready-to-use platform and can just bring their own containers and run them with ease.
Second, Container CS comes with examples of container applications that can be deployed in a click. These examples can be just one image and its runtime information in a ready-to-run template called a Service or multiple image applications, with defined orchestration that can deployed across multiple hosts.
And, third is the Container CS UI, which - through many of its native features, including TCP checks, and easy to understand color-coded health checks - gives context to the status and state of running containers.
For more details on the Container CS, read Raab’s blog post, “Oracle Container Cloud Service - Managing Containers Easily on Oracle Public Cloud.”