Flexibility, Choice, and Open Source Drive Oracle’s Cloud Focus

Jonathan MathewsPublic


At the recent Open Source Summit in Los Angeles, Oracle made some major announcements, including joining the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), in an effort to help ease cloud native and container adoption for the enterprise. Additionally, the company has released Kubernetes on Oracle Linux and open sourced a Terraform Kubernetes Installer for the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. Linux.com talked with Bob Quillin, Vice President Developer Relations at Oracle, to learn more.

Linux.com: You recently joined the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a Platinum Member. Can you tell us about this commitment and how it came about?

Bob Quillin: Oracle works with some of the most prominent and innovative enterprises in the world – from startups all the way up to Fortune 50 companies. Each and every one of these companies is embracing software as their engine for digital transformation to delight their customers in new ways, beat old competitors and stave off new ones, reach out to new markets, and build enduring business advantage. This translates directly to focusing on new and innovative ways to increase developer velocity and agility to fuel this engine of change.

Open, container native technologies have become the tools of the trade for these developers who need to move fast, build for the cloud, but retain the flexibility to run where the business or workloads require. They are relying on open, cloud-neutral, and community-driven container-native software stacks that enable them to avoid cloud lock-in and to run in a true hybrid mode – so they can use the same stack in the cloud – for that matter on any cloud – as they run on premise. CNCF shares Oracle’s commitment and is the leading hub for this community effort – thus a natural fit for us to join up with!

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