Microsoft is grappling issues sweet-faced by cloud developers with a few recent comes. The OAM is developed by Microsoft and Alibaba Cloud as an Open Web Foundation project is a specification for building cloud-native applications on Kubernetes. And Dapper is a portable event-driven runtime for building microservice applications that can run on the cloud and on edge devices.
Earlier this week, The Walking Cat on Twitter discovered the GitHub repo for OAM. OAM was codenamed Hydra, as the Cat discovered.
He also posted a link to Rudra, an implementation of OAM, which is currently in alpha and designed to allow users to deploy and manage applications on any Kubernetes cluster with separate considerations of application developers and operators, as described on GitHub.
OAM is a specification for describing applications so that the application description is separated from the details of how the application is deployed onto and managed by the infrastructure,” Microsoft officials said in their October 16 blog post.
Unlike additional ancient platform-as-a-service (PaaS) models, OAM is platform-agnostic, officials said.
Microsoft execs said their goal is to bring OAM to a vendor-neutral implementation for Kubernetes on GitHub. And over time, Microsoft may turn OAM into a managed service, like Alibaba is doing, officials told TechCrunch.
Dapr, that Microsoft is describing as a collection of microservice building blocks for cloud and edge” is also meant to be agnostic. Microsoft officers aforesaid Dapr can support “all programming languages and developer frameworks,” and can be accessed by standard HTTP programming interfaces.
This enables developers to build microservice applications that can run on both the cloud and edge with no code changes,” officials explained in their October 16 blog post about the Dapr alpha release announced today.
I’m curious however and if these new specs can match into Microsoft’s current PaaS offerings, that embrace the Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) and Azure Service cloth.
It sounds like we’ll hear more about these two new specs at Microsoft Ignite the first week of November from Azure Chief Technology Officer Mark Russinovich himself.