At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2023, Oracle today announced several key contributions to the open source community aimed at accelerating the adoption of cloud native computing and collaboration across the open source ecosystem. The company announced plans to donate $3 million in Ampere Arm-based compute credits on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) per year for three years to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).
Oracle also introduced plans to open source Jipher, a Java Cryptography Extension (JCE) provider for environments with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) requirements. In addition, Oracle invited the community to provide input on the development of an open standard for network and data security across on-premises and distributed cloud environments.
Oracle recently announced it is participating in an initiative to design a new open standard for network and data security that will help organizations better protect their data in distributed IT environments. Under this new initiative, Oracle will collaborate with organizations across industries to develop the standard. The new standard will enable networks to collectively enforce shared security policies and enhance the security architecture that organizations already use without changing existing applications and networks.
To support the initiative, Oracle plans to release the Oracle Zero-Trust Packet Routing Platform based on the new standard. It will help organizations prevent unauthorized access or use of their data without adding extra hurdles for legitimate activities. Oracle invites collaboration across the entire technology industry, as broad adoption and interoperability will create a stronger and more consistent data protection for everyone.