This blog provides a brief introduction to the Oracle whitepaper, "Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Kubernetes.” This whitepaper describes how to setup and configure the Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA), Oracle WebLogic and Kubernetes to run, host and manage your mission critical containerized business applications. It also describes how to migrate Weblogic applications from Exalogic Elastic Cloud Systems to the Oracle PCA.
What are PCA, Weblogic, and Kubernetes
The Oracle Private Cloud Appliance (PCA) is an industry leading Oracle Engineered System designed for rapid deployment of private clouds. Compute resources, network hardware, storage providers, operating systems and applications are engineered to work together, and are managed and operated as a single unit. Oracle Private Cloud Appliance also supports running Kubernetes in an environment fully supported by Oracle. Oracle Linux Cloud Native Environment can be used to create Kubernetes clusters on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance.
The Oracle WebLogic Server is an industry leading application server for developing and deploying applications across conventional and cloud environments. It provides a mission critical cloud platform for applications requiring performance, scalability and reliability. Integrated, native management tools simplify operations and reduce management costs. Developers can leverage modern development tooling and server features for application innovation. Oracle WebLogic Server is available in three editions with increasing functionality.
Kubernetes is an open source project for managing small to large, distributed, containerized workloads. It has a very large following and is probably the number one container orchestration platform in use today. It is most often used with Docker, the most popular containerization platform. Kubernetes can work with almost any container platform that conforms to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) standards. Kubernetes is very robust and can be used to manage containers located on-premises, in the cloud or both (hybrid cloud).
The Winning Trifecta for Today’s Digital Business
Individually, PCA, Weblogic and Kubernetes are industry leading platforms. Together, a unified platform solution to run even the most demanding applications: exceeding the requirements for the digital business of today and on into the future, for a great user experience.
Today’s digital businesses cannot afford latency or downtime. The combination of PCA, Weblogic and Kubernetes provides a winning combination to drive todays fast paced digital business and keep both internal and external users happy and productive. When you have completed the installation and setup discussed in the whitepaper you will have laid the foundation for running Oracle WebLogic Server applications on Kubernetes on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance, including:
To deploy these state of the art platforms see "Oracle WebLogic Server on Oracle Private Cloud Appliance and Kubernetes” and get started today.