Media Coverage

Catching up with Mark Thiele, Chief Strategy Officer at Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Apcera

March 14, 2017

I’ve been chasing the idea of a true utility compute model since 1999. I see containers as the evolution that followed virtualization that followed blades and they are getting us ever closer to a full and efficient abstraction from underlying infrastructure.

Since that time I’ve been involved in industry activities like the Cloud Native Compute Foundation and I’ve articulated the opportunity associated with container technology in numerous blogs and speaking engagements around the world at leading industry events. For the past 10 months I’ve been working for Apcera, the first Enterprise capable container management platform.

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How I Pulled Myself Out of the Waterfall

February 28, 2017

Imagine you’re having a house built. You’d assume the architect is working closely with the builder, and that both are staying in touch with you to make sure your requirements are being met. Once the foundation is laid and the house framed, you’d imagine that contractors would perform various tasks -- exterior siding, drywall, electrical work, plumbing, etc. – simultaneously rather than waiting for each phase to be completed before the next can begin. You expect the house will be completed on time, on budget and with minimal defects.

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The One Thing That Works Better Than Mentors for Career Support

February 01, 2017

There is no shortage of career advice today. But throughout my 25 years in the workforce, the most valuable resource for me wasn’t a book, an advice column, or a professional mentor. It was the professional network that I cultivated over the years.

Though many in the workforce seek out a formal mentor-mentee relationship, I don’t think these are as valuable as formal and informal networking groups. The one-on-one nature of the formal mentorship might work for some, but I’ve found it can be somewhat limiting, vs. getting a broad spectrum of advice from multiple people.

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Manage containers, cloud-native apps and more with the Apcera Platform

December 22, 2016

The Apcera Platform is a policy-driven management system for containers, cloud-native applications, microservices and legacy applications. It is designed to complement the existing tools that organizations and their development teams already use. The platform by Apcera Inc. combines a container management system and cloud management services with orchestration and security capabilities, allowing businesses to address current gaps in container technology. Enterprise customers can use the platform for greenfield applications or to move existing and legacy applications.

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Press Releases

Stevie American Business Awards Recognizes Apcera for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Founder, CEO Derek Collison as Information Technology Executive of the Year

May 04, 2017

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today today announced that the 15th Annual American Business Awards program has recognized the company with two Silver Stevie American Business Awards. These awards are a testament to the company’s continued growth and innovation, helping enterprise IT teams move faster, securely with a proven container management solution.

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Secure by Default: Apcera Debuts in Gartner’s Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms

March 30, 2017

Apcera the leader in enterprise container management, today announced its inclusion in Gartner’s Market Guide for Cloud Workload Protection Platforms. According to the report, “by 2018, three of the top five cloud workload protection platform vendors will have added explicit support for container visibility and policy enforcement on a per-container-basis.” Apcera provides this functionality today, delivering enterprise-grade security and governance for cloud-native as well as legacy workloads

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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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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 and other cloud-native workloads 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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