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Oracle is the new platinum member of Cloud Native Computing Foundation

Kopal Chaube Dutta Sep 19, 2017

“We are excited to have Oracle join CNCF as a platinum member, and believe that their key role will help define the future of enterprise cloud.” stated Chris Aniszczyk, chief operating officer of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation.
Oracle has announced its entry into the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member. CNCF is the home of the Kubernetes and Oracle will pay $370,000 for its membership of the platinum segment.
At CNCF, Oracle will hobnob with companies like Amazon, Cisco, Google, IBM, Intel, Microsoft and RedHat. This is a clear indicator that the company is not only consolidating its existing investment in the ecosystem but also bringing in Kubernetes to Oracle Linux and open sourcing its Terraform Kubernetes installer for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. This association gives Kubernetes a winning edge in the container orchestration wars as practically every major player is now backing the project, both, financially and with code contributions.
Mark Cavage, vice president of software development at Oracle, stated,
"Nobody has more experience managing complex enterprise workloads than Oracle. By joining the CNCF, we’re making it easier for enterprises to leverage the power of container-native technology to simplify their infrastructure environments to run in true hybrid cloud mode – in any cloud. CNCF technologies such as Kubernetes, Prometheus, gRPC and OpenTracing are critical parts of both our own and our customers’ development toolchains. Together with the CNCF, Oracle is cultivating an open container ecosystem built for cloud interoperability, enterprise workloads and performance.”
In an another announcement, the CNCF shared its first set of Kubernetes certified service providers -Accenture, Booz Allen Hamilton, Canonical, CoreOS, Giant Swarm and Samsung SDS and told that it is also adding two new projects to its open source tools: Jaeger, a distributed tracing system, and Envoy, an edge and service proxy from the development team at Lyft.
“Kubernetes is an open-source system for automating deployment, scaling, and management of containerized applications. It groups containers that make up an application into logical units for easy management and discovery. Kubernetes builds upon 15 years of experience of running production workloads at Google, combined with best-of-breed ideas and practices from the community”.

Kopal Chaube Dutta
Kopal Chaube Dutta

Racing up to the finish line of my doctorate degree, i am a passionate researcher and writer in search of new challenges. Totally in love with technology and in constant pursuit of new knowledge, my flight brings me to ... Read more