Kubernetes has now become premier de-facto standard for orchestration of containers. A whole new community has built up around it and growing by the day. Oracle has ramped up its Kubernetes offering in the shape of managed Kubernetes service OKE, which is stable from the word go.
OKE is mature and battle tested to orchestrate containerized applications at scale while reducing the time, cost, and operational burden of managing the complexities of Kubernetes infrastructure. Container Engine for Kubernetes enables you to deploy Kubernetes clusters instantly and ensure reliable operations with automatic updates, patching, scaling and new features are being added every day.
Oracle manages the control plane where as two types of worker nodes can be used in OKE:
- Managed nodes are Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Compute instances that you configure and manage as needed.
- Virtual nodes deliver a serverless Kubernetes experience, enabling you to ensure reliable operations at scale without the operational overhead of managing, scaling, upgrading, and troubleshooting the infrastructure of your clusters.