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Oracle opens ops-side container tools

Monday, 01 Agust 2017 Written by

The database company has responded to what it says is the continuing popularity of containers by making the following tools open source: Smith, Crashcart and Railcar. All three software tools are focused on developer (and operations) tasks associated with building and operating containers.Oracle architect for cloud development Vish Abrams explains the functionality here and says that Smith is a secure microcontainer builder focused on operations staff.

“Unfortunately, while the standard build process for containers is ideal for developers, the resulting container images make operators’ jobs more difficult,” says Abrams.Containers are indeed widely popular, the technology is essentially focused on creating independently deploy-able bits of code.

Enterprise cloud company Nutanix staged the USA leg of its .NEXT exhibition and conference this June in the Washington DC area. Company CEO Dheeraj Pandey kicked off proceedings on day #1 with an evening keynote.

As already detailed on CWDN, Nutanix has made much of its new relationship with Google.

Joint Nutanix Google customers will be able to deploy and manage both cloud-based and traditional enterprise applications as a unified public cloud service, while blending the Nutanix environment with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Pandey suggested that in the next three to five years there will emerge this idea of a ‘leveraged cloud’ where Managed Service Providers (MSPs) don’t need to own their own datacentres, but they start to really work with cloud services in a different way.

Joint Nutanix Google customers will be able to deploy and manage both cloud-based and traditional enterprise applications as a unified public cloud service, while blending the Nutanix environment with Google Cloud Platform (GCP).Google and Nutanix now provide ‘one click’ hybrid operations for Nutanix Calm for GCP (Google Cloud Platform) — this will provide ‘a single control plane’ for managing applications between GCP and Nutanix cloud environments.

According to Nutanix, traditional and cloud-native applications can be provisioned into GCP or Nutanix cloud environments with a single click… and migrated between the two cloud environments. With Nutanix Calm, applications are modelled into (simple) repeatable app blueprints that can be triggered with a single click and then migrated across Nutanix and GCP environments.

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