Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform

Oracle has lately announced a container deployment and management platform—Oracle Verrazzano—for both the modern Kubernetes-based, cloud-native applications and the legacy Java applications running on the containerized, WebLogic Server platform. Also known as the Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform – is built to streamline the integration of application life cycle management for the microservices and legacy applications across cloud and on-premises environments.

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Prior to Oracle Verrazzano’s release, the Oracle WebLogic Kubernetes Toolkit was the source of enablement for IT teams transforming the traditional, monolithic architecture applications deployed on Java application servers into container images. With Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform coming into the picture, this capability is now witnessing a level-up, by incorporating a cloud-neutral approach and orchestrating deployment/management of these images parallel to the native microservices on a Kubernetes cluster. 

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Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform – Features List

  1. Kubernetes Operators: All the relevant Kubernetes Operators are pre-populated on the Oracle Verrazzano for building Kubernetes objects and modeling applications leveraging the Oracle Coherence in-memory data grid as well as the Helidon framework for Java libraries.
  2. Open Application Model: The Oracle Verrazzano is an Open Application Model specification-based platform – translating to the automated, bespoke allocation of Kubernetes resources into the cluster for applications – straight upon their deployments, including the creation of namespace and secrets copying.
  3. Istio Service Mesh: Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform also leverages the open-source Istio service mesh for generating network policies, coupled with the ingress inside the service mesh.
  4. Observability: The platform also affords built-in monitoring tools grounded on open standard Prometheus observability tools along with the Grafana dashboards for gathering logs and registering metrics for every workload via a series of pre-configured dashboards on top of the visibility on the Kubernetes cluster at the core.
  5. Oracle’s Security: The Verrazzano platform also features security controls necessary for safeguarding network traffic, application and system components beyond the distributed environment.

All these features collaboratively realize faster applications delivery and modernization, consistency across clouds, and the state-of-the-art application lifecycle management while generating greater value for enterprises.

Oracle Verrazzano for Faster Application Delivery, and Modernization

The Oracle Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform—an orchestration engine at the core of Kubernetes clusters—is the most appropriate option for enterprises wishing to secure their investments in the traditional, monolith Java applications on the Oracle WebLogic application servers. And, although modernization of each of the specific legacy application is a subject to business value it can potentially generate, the Oracle Verrazzano has the rest of the path paved for a seamless transition to scalability, independent deployment, team autonomy, minimum downtime via fault isolation, trouble-free maintenance, and more.