Oracle brings two Kubernetes projects to open source community

Austin, Texas — Oracle announced at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon it is open sourcing Fn project Kubernetes Installer and Global Multi-Cluster Management, two projects made to aid the development of the next generation of container native applications using Kubernetes.

Kubernetes is a platform that allows developers to launch container clusters using advanced cloud native capabilities. Oracle originally released Fn, an open-source, cloud agnostic, severless platform, in October. It comprises four main components, including Fn Server, Fn FDKs, Fn Flow and Fn Load Balancer. The Fn project Installer follows the foot trails of the Fn project, enabling developers to run severless deployments on any Kubernetes environment.

Oracle is also open sourcing Global Multi-Cluster Management, a new set of distributed cluster management features for Kubernetes federation, which manage and scale applications that are hybrid, multi-region and multi-cloud. Both projects are integrated with the Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, which includes a managed Kubernetes service for launching container clusters.

The company originally announced early adoption for the platform at Oracle OpenWorld in October, marking a major step forward for DevOps teams creating, deploying and managing container native microservices and serverless applications. Both projects were made public shortly after Oracle joined Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) as a platinum member.

“There continue to be significant concerns by developers looking into serverless development that cloud providers are leading them into a lock-in situation and away from industry standards,” said Mark Cavage, vice president of software development at Oracle. “The Oracle Container Native Application Development Platform, along with the new tools introduced today, are built on top of Kubernetes and provide an open source based, community driven, and thus, cloud-neutral, integrated container native technology stack that prevents cloud lock-in while enabling the flexibility of true hybrid and multi-cloud deployments.”

The Open Cloud Services include new automated software capabilities, which the company said will allow enterprises to launch key infrastructure components while deflecting cloud vendor lock-in. The services include etcd, Prometheus and Vault.

“As Veritone continues to enhance its next-generation Veritone Developer application for AI data product, application and engine providers, it was essential for us to avoid cloud lock-in and to work with standards-based tools, such as Oracle’s, that enable true hybrid cloud management,” said Al Brown, senior vice president of engineering at Veritone. “An open standards-based approach is an important guarantee that our developer community can continue to build the AI applications of tomorrow without worrying about infrastructure or vendor lock-in.”

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