Oracle Debuts New Cloud-Native Framework for App Development
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“It’s a huge opportunity for channel partners to dive in,” Quillin said.
Paul Teich, an analyst with Liftr Cloud Insights, told Channel Futures that the new Oracle framework has promise for potential users.
“The OCNF, in theory, will let customers run and manage containerized apps across any on-premises server gear and any public cloud infrastructure-as-a-service instances using the freely accessible open-source OCNF,” said Teich. “Support still needs to be addressed in detail, but at face value this should be very interesting to channel partners.”
After an app has been ported to OCNF, customers will be able to manage their own orchestration or use managed services, even in on-premises deployments, he said.
“There are a lot of options here for channel partners to help manage customer private-cloud deployments, even on-prem. Unlike VM frameworks, OCNF is a true private-cloud solution.”
By using standard CNCF open-source platforms, Oracle is enabling the channel with many support options –not just Oracle – said Teich.
“There is no lock-in here. Oracle has a history of playing nicely with others in open source, and obviously hopes it will be engaged as an enterprise-class support organization and that channel partners and customers will choose to run OCNF in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure IaaS instances, but there will be many other options.”