Oracle has joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member. Oracle is also releasing Kubernetes on Oracle Linux and open sourcing a Terraform Kubernetes Installer for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.
According to Oracle, as enterprises accelerate how they build and deploy mission-critical applications, development teams are seeking an open, cloud-neutral, container-native technology stack that avoids lock-in, and, by joining CNCF, it is demonstrating its support for this effort as well as the Kubernetes open source community, which is the core component of the CNCF technology stack.
By joining the CNCF, Oracle is making it easier for enterprises to take advantage of container-native technology to simplify their infrastructure environments for running in true hybrid cloud mode – in any cloud, said Mark Cavage, vice president of software development at Oracle. CNCF technologies, such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, gRPC, and OpenTracing, are critical parts of both Oracle’s and its customers’ development toolchains, he added.
Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration and management platform that is emerging as the standard for containerized applications. However, deploying Kubernetes can be complex, especially with regard to storage, security, and networking, Oracle notes. By open sourcing its fully-supported, automated Kubernetes Terraform template for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, Oracle says it is helping developers avoid these challenges and more easily install, run, and manage Kubernetes-based container apps with the extreme performance of bare metal.
In addition, Oracle is releasing Oracle Linux Container Services for use with Kubernetes, simplifying the configuration and setup of Kubernetes for any environment on Oracle Linux: public cloud, private cloud, and customer on-premises. This solution has been developed as an extension to Oracle Linux and Oracle Linux Container Services for Docker, with a streamlined installation model so developers can easily setup and deploy their orchestration environment in a matter of minutes.