Home Cloud Computing VMware: Change of direction: Oracle cloud strategy puts containers and Kubernetes front and center

VMware: Change of direction: Oracle cloud strategy puts containers and Kubernetes front and center

VMware: Change of direction: Oracle cloud strategy puts containers and Kubernetes front and center

Things can quickly change in the enterprise. Oracle, an enterprise giant that has gained a reputation for being the corporate firm clamping down on open source, is now turning to Kubernetes to fulfill its container management needs. This is both surprising and not, at the same time. Surprising because It wasn’t that long ago (about four years) that Larry Ellison, Oracle’s founder and Chief Technologist, called the cloud “the dumbest idea of 2013” and, not surprising, because Kubernetes is the best container orchestration tool out there.

In view of recent multibillion dollar lawsuits against the likes of Google and HPE, it’s almost cheeky for Oracle to decide to “support” Kubernetes, especially since it was launched as an open source project led by Google. With the CNCF and almost every big name behind it already, Kubernetes isn’t the one in need of support. On the surface, this big move from Oracle really comes off as a late and desperate attempt to jump on the Kubernetes bandwagon (with some dignity).

The hunt for AWS

The announcement came on the heels of CoreOS’s decision to bundle Kubernetes into its latest Linux distro, which was announced at the CoreOS Fest in San Francisco. The fact that Oracle is teaming with CoreOS to bring CoreOS Container Linux to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure goes to show that Larry Ellison has come a long way from calling the cloud the dumbest idea. The added declaration that “Amazon’s lead is over” puts him in a group of AWS hunters with the likes of Azure, Google Cloud, and Alibaba cloud, all of which are way ahead of Oracle in the cloud race. The questions here are what exactly brought about this drastic change in attitude toward cloud computing and what makes Oracle think it can play catch up?

Read the entire article here, Change of direction: Oracle cloud strategy puts containers and Kubernetes front and center

via the fine folks at VMware!

VMware VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud Era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2013 revenues of $5.21 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 75,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

Featured Resources:

Related Articles:


White Papers

    Application Lifecycle Management with Stratusphere UX – White Paper

    Enterprises today are faced with many challenges, and among those at the top of the list is the struggle surrounding the design, deployment, management and operations that support desktop applications. The demand for applications is increasing at an exponential rate, and organizations are being forced to consider platforms beyond physical, virtual and cloud-based environments. Users […]


      Download Commvault VM Backup and Recovery: end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management

      Commvault’s ability to provide end-to-end VM backup, recovery and cloud management creates a significantly better way to build, protect and optimize VMs throughout their lifecycle. Our best-in-class software for VM backup, recovery and cloud management delivers a number of significant benefits, including: VM recovery with live recovery options; backup to and in the cloud; custom-fit […]

      On-Demand Webinars

        What’s Going on in EUC Printing – A Technical Deep Dive!

        The IGEL Community and ThinPrint invite you to watch the following technical deep dive webinar. The agenda is to technically bring you up to speed on what’s going on in the EUC Printing space today along with a deep dive into new methods, technologies, printing scenarios and a discussion on why printing still matters. You […]

        Latest Videos

          Views All IT News on DABCC.com
          Views All IT Videos on DABCC.com
          Win big $$, visit ITBaller.com for more info!

          Visit Our Sponsors