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Big News at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2018: Oracle Cloud Native Framework and Oracle Linux

Honglin Su
Sr. Director of Product Management

This post is contributed by Robert Shimp, Group Vice President of Product Management and Strategy, Oracle Linux and Virtualization. 

For several years now we have seen the decomposition of applications into microservices running on container infrastructure with developers and operations collaborating using DevOps methodologies.

This week at KubeCon, Oracle is introducing its Cloud Native Framework, a consistent, aligned, and unified collection of cloud services and on-premises software based on open, community-driven Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) projects.  This announcement fills out Oracle’s vision for addressing modern cloud application development and deployment and ushers in a new era for cloud developers and operations.

We in the Oracle Linux team are particularly excited about this announcement.  We have included Open Container Initiative (OCI)-compliant container software and CNCF Certified Conformance orchestration software with Oracle Linux for several years.  Earlier this year at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, we announced Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment, our cloud native development and deployment software, which is being delivered as part of Oracle Linux.  We are planning to make available additional components in 2019. Components available in preview are made available via Oracle Linux yum server or Oracle Container Registry.

Customer interest has been overwhelming.  I think it’s because of the value that we are offering.  We are delivering software that supports the open standards, specifications, and APIs defined by CNCF.  In addition, this is the first cloud native solution delivered and supported as both managed cloud services and on-premises software.

  • It is the only solution that provides deployment models for public cloud (Oracle Cloud Infrastructure), hybrid cloud and on-premises users.
  • We are the only cloud vendor that supports seamless, bi-directional portability of cloud native applications built anywhere on the Oracle Cloud Native Framework.
  • Applications built on the Oracle Cloud Native Framework will not lock you in.  They are portable to any Kubernetes conformant environment – on any cloud or infrastructure.

Oracle is a platinum member of CNCF as well as a platinum member of the Linux Foundation.  Oracle closely tracks the CNCF standards and contributes to the CNCF community.

Support for the Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment is included with an Oracle Linux Premier Support subscription at no additional cost.

Getting Started

Oracle Linux is freely available to everyone at Oracle Software Delivery Cloud. Updates can be obtained from Oracle Linux yum server

Oracle VM VirtualBox is the most popular cross-platform virtualization software for development environments. You can download a copy of VirtualBox to run Oracle Linux and the cloud-native software on your desktop and easily deploy to the cloud. 

Oracle is offering up to 3,500 free hours on Oracle Cloud to developers that would like to use our cloud for their development environment.

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