Oracle Furthers Commitment to Kubernetes and the Cloud Native Community
LOS ANGELES – September 13, 2017 – Open Source Summit – The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), which is sustaining and integrating open source technologies like Kubernetes and Prometheus, today announced Oracle has joined CNCF as a platinum member to help make cloud native and container adoption easier for the enterprise.
Developers are rapidly embracing cloud native as a way to solve business problems quickly and gain immediate value. According to Redmonk, 71 percent of the Fortune 100 use containers and more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies use Kubernetes as their container orchestration platform.
“Kubernetes is the future of cloud container orchestration and management, and Oracle is committed to improving the technology to make enterprise adoption easier than ever,” said Mark Cavage, Vice President of Software Development at Oracle. “Oracle uses Kubernetes internally and dedicates significant engineering resources to the project. We have also recently open sourced a Kubernetes installer for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and released Kubernetes on Oracle Linux. Formally joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation signals an even deeper commitment to Kubernetes and CNCF community participation.”
Kubernetes helps Oracle internally manage its container infrastructure to deploy and run its own cloud services. The company’s work involving the Kubernetes ecosystem is available here on GitHub. Oracle engineers are also working with the Kubernetes testing community, providing code contributions related to running clusters globally, federation and security, and helping to answer questions on Slack, StackOverflow, and GitHub. Oracle also works with Canonical Kubernetes and CoreOS Tectonic to make Kubernetes more accessible and easier to consume for the broader enterprise community.
“The movement to the cloud has been the biggest trend in enterprise computing in the last decade,” said Chris Aniszczyk, Chief Operating Officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation. “Using containers in a cloud native architecture is the next phase, with an open source stack enabling portability between public, private and hybrid clouds. Oracle’s participation as a platinum member is a testament to how quickly the market is adopting these technologies. With Oracle rapidly growing its cloud business, its expertise working with enterprises of all sizes will benefit the larger cloud native ecosystem.”
As part of Oracle’s Platinum membership, Jon Mittelhauser has joined CNCF’s Governing Board. The company also plans to participate in CNCF Working Groups such as the Serverless WG.
Oracle has invested significant resources in developing, testing, optimizing, and supporting open source technologies such as MySQL, GlassFish, Java, Linux, PHP, Apache, Eclipse, Berkeley DB, NetBeans, VirtualBox, and Xen. A Linux Foundation platinum member since 2008, Oracle serves on its board of directors and participates in a number of other Linux Foundation projects, including the Open Container Initiative (OCI), Xen Project, Hyperledger, Automotive Grade Linux, and the R Consortium.
About Cloud Native Computing Foundation
Cloud native computing uses an open source software stack to deploy applications as microservices, packaging each part into its own container, and dynamically orchestrating those containers to optimize resource utilization. The Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) hosts critical components of those software stacks including Kubernetes, Fluentd, linkerd, Prometheus, OpenTracing, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. CNCF serves as the neutral home for collaboration and brings together the industry’s top developers, end users and vendors – including the six largest public cloud providers and many of the leading private cloud companies. CNCF is part of The Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about CNCF, please visit: https://cncf.io/.