Announcing Oracle Container Cloud Service, a new service where customers can bring their own Docker containers and run them easily in Oracle Public Cloud

Posted: February 28, 2017 in Cloud
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Container Cloud Service — 16.4.3

    Container Cloud Service (Container CS)image

    · Fast – Rapidly provision your own Docker environments, simply bring your containers and go.

    · Easy – Simple to use interfaces and wizards get you going quickly without having to learn complex orchestration.

    · Operations Ready – Whether you’re in development, testing, staging or production, dashboards and tooling give you operational control.

    · Best Practices – Leverage example services and stacks to jump start your own containerized applications.

    · Availability – Now – available as both a metered and non-metered service

    Extending the business agility benefits of containers, Container CS provides an easy and quick way to create enterprise-grade container infrastructures. It delivers comprehensive tooling to compose, deploy, orchestrate and manage Docker container-based applications on Oracle Public Cloud for Dev, Dev/Test, DevOps, and Cloud Native use cases.

    Events and Assets

    GSE

    • GSE Demo Series

        For Partners (community access required)

        • Cloud.Oracle.com/Container – Free trial, ebook, video, and related content.

        • Announcement blog

        • Sales Kit: OCCS – Overview small-mr2.pptx & OCCS – Docker pipeline – mr2.pptx & OCCS – Stand up a Weblogic server and cluster in under 2 minutes – mr1.pptx

          • Container Cloud Service – Managing Containers Easily on Oracle Public Cloud

            by Mike Raab-Oracle

            Today, we are very excited to announce the general availability of Oracle Container Cloud Service (Container CS).  It’clip_image002s been an exciting journey to take the StackEngine container management software that Oracle acquired and transform it into a cloud service – Container CS.

            I was part of the original StackEngine team and am personally excited that our core design principle, ease of use, prevails as the major differentiator for Container CS versus our competition. For me, the ease of use translates into a few key differentiated features for Container CS. 

            First, Container CS can be easily provisioned with whatever IaaS compute capacity that you need to power the worker nodes that run your Docker container applications.  After provisioning you have a ready-to-use platform – just you bring your own containers and run them with ease.  Additionally, I believe that customers will want to have multiple Container CS instances at their disposal to use as they need.  Deploy a set of instances for various dev and devops teams and deploy others for individuals.  This gives our customers the ability to get Docker workloads off of their laptops and into container environments, easily.

            Second, Container CS comes with many examples of container applications that can be deployed in a click.  These examples can be simple, with just one image and its runtime information in a ready-to-run template called a Service.  Or they can be multiple image applications, with defined orchestration that can deployed across multiple hosts.  These are called Stacks.  The beauty of these Services and Stacks, is that our customers can utilize these examples and the way that they are built, to help model their own applications.

            The third is the Container CS UI.  The UI, through many of its native features, including TCP checks, and easy to understand color-coded health checks, gives context to the status and state of running containers.  But, I think the most context is given through the function of Deployments.  A Deployment is created when you run a containerized application and allows you can see the individual containers in the context of what they are actually doing along with the overall health of the deployment. 

            Contrast the information that is delivered in the terminal window, with a standard “$docker PS” command.  In the screenshot below, the information that the user can quickly ascertain is limited.  Pretty much a list of containers, their native Docker names and the uptime.  Does the terminal window observer really have a good idea of what the containers are actually doing?

            What is the application or applications running below? Read the complete article here.

          16.2.5

          Application Development Platform — 16.4.3 is available

            ANNOUNCING Application Development Platform 16.4.3 with updates and enhancements to Java Cloud Service, Application Container Cloud, Database Cloud Service, and an introduction to a new service, Exadata Express Cloud Service.

            Java Cloud Service

            • Auto-scaling can now be configured in JCS to automatically scale a cluster in or out, based on CPU utilization, as explained in About Automatic Scaling in Using Oracle Java Cloud Service.

            • JCS can generate SSH keys and storage containers during service provisioning, so these prerequisites were removed from all Getting Started collateral (video, tutorial, etc).

            • When using AppToCloud to migrate an existing WebLogic Server domain, JMS and Java Mail resources are automatically captured from the source domain and imported into your Oracle Java Cloud Service instance. See Creating an Oracle Java Cloud Service Instance with AppToCloud in Using Oracle Java Cloud Service.

            • There are now two ways to access Chat for support. You can either use the Chat icon that appears at the top of the Oracle Cloud console to the left of the Preferences dropdown or you can click the Help icon (?) and, from the Help Drawer, select Chat with us.

            • A new Security chapter was added to Using Oracle Java Cloud Service.

            • A new Scaling tab was added in the JCS Help Center

                Exadata Express Cloud Service

                The recently-launched Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service will be included in future announcement messages. Exadata Express provides a low-cost, entry-level Oracle Database running on Exadata in Oracle Cloud. Developer benefits include a standard SQL interface, RESTful Web Services, documents and collections interfaces, drivers for popular programming languages, integrated Application Express (APEX) for rapid application development, and a range of free client tools and IDEs.

                • For more information about Exadata Express, including videos, FAQ, collateral, documentation, and more, see the Oracle internal product portal.

                    Events & Assets

                    Oracle Code

                    Oracle Code is being planned as a 20-city 7-month long event for developers, who build modern Web, mobile, enterprise, and cloud-native applications. Oracle Code will focus on the latest software developer technologies, practices and trends, including containers, microservices, API First applications, chatbots, AI, and machine learning, and DevOps tools and practices. Educational sessions for developing software in Java, Node.js, and other languages using Oracle Database, MySQL, and NoSQL databases will be included.

                    Blogs

                    • Using Developer Cloud Service to build and deploy a Nodejs REST project on Application Container Cloud

                      Abhinav Shroff explains the essentials for building and maintaining Nodejs projects on Developer Cloud Service and shows how to deploy a simple Nodejs based REST service project  to Application Container Cloud from Developer Cloud Service. 

                    • Testing with JUnit and Oracle and Developer Cloud Service

                      Abhishek Gupta explains how to include unit testing as part of your build process and shows how to view the results in your dashboard.

                     

                    WebLogic Partner Community

                    For regular information become a member in the WebLogic Partner Community please visit: http://www.oracle.com/partners/goto/wls-emea ( OPN account required). If you need support with your account please contact the Oracle Partner Business Center.

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