Media Coverage

Glue, stitch, cobble: Weighing DIY container management

December 08, 2016

"All of this glue code you’d have to create yourself, simply to solve the problem of enforcing where your applications can run. What about enforcing build dependencies as policy? Or a resource quota policy? Or virtual networking policy? Do you really want to write your own policy engine? Apcera was created to not only automate these tasks, but to provide a unified policy framework to govern all of them."

Mark Thiele is chief strategy officer at Apcera.

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2017 Predictions: Bridging the Gap, OSS and Big Data, IoT and AI

November 25, 2016

Businesses Will Realize They Can't Move Forward Without Fixing Some of Their Pasts

The imperative for all of us in IT is to deliver more, faster, and with better results and resiliency. The problem for most of us is that we have 99 percent of our infrastructure in legacy from virtualization back to mainframes. According to a blog post written by Hamut Pascha, director of product management EMEA and worldwide leader of financial services as SimpliVity, between 75 and 85 percent of the IT budget is spent on "keeping the lights on". How, exactly, are we to make rapid progress on new architectures and cloud adoption if we're buried in firefighting activities supporting our legacy environments?

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Comparing Server Virtualization and Containers

November 14, 2016

We caught up with Mark Thiele, CSO at Apcera, to discuss the concept of containers in the enterprise, what challenges enterprises are facing in container adoption, how to solve them and what’s next for containers as we head into 2017.

Thiele: Apcera is the world’s first policy-driven enterprise-grade container management platform supporting deployment, orchestration, and governance of cloud-native and legacy workloads across multiple clouds (public or private). Complete out of the box, Apcera provides container workflow, orchestration, scheduling, storage, networking, plus a container engine, delivering a complete, enterprise-ready solution for businesses. Apcera is the only platform that addresses the critical security needs of enterprises by placing governance and policy at the core of the system. Policy is pervasive, foundational, and more than just role-based access control. Policy reaches every layer of the system - including physical access to the networking layer, as well as the discovery and awareness of communication protocols. This enables enterprises to accelerate cloud adoption, taking advantage of the speed, performance, scalability, and cost-effectiveness of combining cloud environments, while ensuring IT operational governance and compliance for mission-critical applications and data. Apcera competitors include RedHat OpenShift and Pivotal Cloud Foundry.

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Apache Connector for the Apcera Platform

November 09, 2016

Recently at Logimethods, we’ve developed a new Camel-NATS component that can deploy on premise (non-cloud) and through the Apcera platform. In this article, we’ll introduce this new component and explain why we believe that it was a critical missing link for organizations trying to develop an integration platform based on open-source tools and cloud infrastructure.

If you are not familiar with Apache Camel, a Component is another term for an adapter built using the Camel framework. Let’s examine how the NATS, Camel, and Apcera technologies complement each other and see how all three can integrate as core components of a modern IT architecture.

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Derek Collison's Apcera Aims To Get Cloud And Legacy Platforms Talking Securely

November 08, 2016

This is the question that entrepreneur Derek Collison has set out to tackle with his San Francisco-based firm, Apcera. Apcera provides a trusted platform technology to enterprise-grade container management systems that, simply put, provides checks and balances across a number of interconnecting platforms, ensuring that information remains secure and protected as it passes from one program to another. Apcera’s system “speaks” multiple computing languages, allowing it to connect disparate programs across a range of systems, cloud-based applications to so-called legacy ones. It integrates a company’s preferred services, and provides a range of necessary capabilities, from orchestration to scheduling to auditing and more.

Collison says that, in addition to the “buzzwords”—“to automate more, go faster, do more, be more agile, be more innovative”—there is an underlying need to be able to simply have faith in the security of the programs running behind the tech world’s rapid development. “The underpinning of success of all those endeavors, in my opinion, is enabling technologies that can drive trust,” Collison says. “And that’s what Apcera specializes in.”

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Press Releases

Apcera Chief Strategy Officer to Present at Container World 2017

February 14, 2017

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced that its Chief Strategy Officer, Mark Thiele, will present at Container World 2017, taking place February 21-23 in Santa Clara, Calif. Thiele will participate in a panel discussion on the topic “Becoming Cloud Native: Taking it One Container at a Time.” This panel will feature additional representatives of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation from companies including Red Hat, Mesosphere and CoreOS.

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Apcera Executive to Lead Panel Discussion at GigaOm AI

February 09, 2017

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced its presence at GigaOm AI, taking place February 15-16 in San Francisco. Mark Thiele, Apcera’s chief strategy officer, will be moderating an industry panel titled, “Customer Experiences in AI,” to be held on Thursday, February 16. The panel will also feature executives from Comcast, Cybric and Talla.

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Apcera Named A Winner of 2016 EMA Innovators of Amazon re:Invent Award

December 15, 2016

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced that it was named a winner among the EMA Innovators of Amazon re:Invent 2016. This award, along with recent market analyst reports from IDC, 451 Research, ESG and Current Analysis, underscores Apcera’s critical role in the emerging container management landscape. While Apcera fully addresses enterprises’ need to deploy Docker in production securely, it also offers enterprises the only container management platform built for modernizing legacy applications.

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Apcera to Sponsor, Exhibit and Present at 2016 Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference in Las Vegas

November 29, 2016

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced its presence at Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure & Operations Management Conference, taking place December 5-8, 2016, in Las Vegas, NV. The company will sponsor, exhibit and demonstrate its enterprise-grade container management platform at booth #340. In addition, Mark Thiele, CSO at Apcera, and Ralph Loura, CTO of Rodan + Fields, will present on new approaches to application modernization on Wednesday, December 7, 2016.

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Apcera Announces The First Enterprise-Grade Container Management Platform For Cloud-Native and Legacy Applications

November 01, 2016

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced that Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) has published a new report titled, “Apcera: A Container Management Platform Built for Secure and Trustworthy Operations.” ESG describes the Apcera Platform as a “container management platform that is designed for legacy and modern applications with security and trustworthy operations in mind,” and details Apcera’s suitability for production as well as its use of policy and governance, differentiating it from other solutions on the market.

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About Apcera

Apcera is the market leading enterprise-grade container management platform — driven by security and policy — that gives IT leaders the confidence and control to drive innovation and move faster, securely. Built for cloud-native as well as legacy applications, Apcera lets IT teams containerize, deploy, orchestrate and govern a vast range of workloads across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Fully integrated and completely turnkey, only Apcera offers industry-leading agility and time-to-value without sacrificing security or control.

Apcera enables key enterprise use cases including deploying Docker in production securely and at scale, legacy application modernization and hybrid cloud mobility. Global 2000 companies use Apcera to lower CapEx and OpEx, improve time to market and reduce risk.

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