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The 80/20 Rule Points to Real Benefits from Containers in Production

September 25, 2017

Most everyone these days seems to be talking about containers. If they aren’t specifically talking about containers, they’re talking about one of the solutions or tools that help deploy, orchestrate and manage containers. The problem is there are a lot of us talking about containers and the ecosystem, but there are very few of us using containers in any real way, especially in production. Why is that?

While there are several benefits associated with the use of containers vs the common alternatives, the most spoken about is their use in green field, cloud-native, applications. The problem is that few companies can afford a significant investment in redesigning their existing applications into a collection of microservices. So we have a ton of enthusiasm for containers to enable microservices-based applications, but there aren’t that many immediate opportunities to put them into use.

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Top Players in the Container Ecosystem You Should Know

August 29, 2017

In our ongoing pursuit to be the one-stop-shop for the burgeoning software container space, we’ve compiled a new list of container-ecosystem vendors that you may not have heard of.

Apcera: Apcera provides what it calls an enterprise-grade container management platform. The company said the platform includes all the functions necessary for running containers, including orchestration, networking, and security.

One focus of Apcera is in allowing enterprises to support legacy applications while continuing to migrate new services to the cloud. This includes deploying Docker container management into production environments.

The company claims it can operate consistently in multiple clouds’ container environments – specifically Amazon EC2 Container service, Google Compute Engine, and Microsoft Azure.

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Why the Kubernetes Kids can't hurt Bezos' Amazon beast

July 18, 2017

Good luck, Anyone-but-AWS club. You'll need it

The club used to be about OpenStack, but that didn't go far. For years the OpenStack community ripped itself apart over whether or not it should strive for API compatibility with AWS, only to belatedly discover that all the talk of cloud-bursting and such was mostly mirage, and that OpenStack needed to focus on narrower priorities than upending AWS.

Not that OpenStack's only failing was technical, says former Googler (turned Cloud Foundry father and Apcera co-founder) Derek Collison. Collison told me open source used to comfortably commoditize old markets once they were heavily funded and well understood. OpenStack, in like manner, tried to commoditize VMware, but problems emerged as the project spiralled into warring vendor fiefdoms, incapable of aligning on key components because they couldn't agree on what OpenStack even meant.

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Kubernetes's days may be numbered as open source changes

July 05, 2017

What happens if Google finds more efficient ways to drive paying customers to the Google Cloud Platform and other services?

If the open source model is broken, as Apcera founder Derek Collison believes, then container orchestration wunderkind Kubernetes may be its first major casualty. Yes, that Kubernetes, the Google-spawned container king that 71 percent of enterprises surveyed by 451 Research say they’re using for container management.

It seems far-fetched that Kubernetes could be heading for a fall, even as it continues to rise. But the problem, Collison argues, is one of investment: The old open source model was all about commoditizing a richly funded market filled with proprietary software. Open source came along, democratized the market, and shifted investment dollars elsewhere.

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Press Releases

Apcera Included in Gartner’s Report on Assessing Container Management Frameworks Running On-Premises and in the Cloud

June 07, 2017

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced its inclusion in Gartner’s Report, Assessing Container Management Frameworks Running On-Premises and in the Cloud. According to the Report, “technical professionals struggle to integrate open-source systems for managing the container ecosystem on-premises and in the cloud. Containers as a service solutions assist I&O in operationalizing the Docker life cycle.”

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Apcera Chief Strategy and Chief Information Officer Mark Thiele to Speak at Datacloud Europe 2017

May 31, 2017

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced that its Chief Strategy and Chief Information Officer Mark Thiele will present twice at Datacloud Europe 2017, taking place June 7 in Monaco. Thiele will present on two topics including “AI Disruption and Data Centres” and “The Future of Containers and Virtual Machines in the Enterprise.”

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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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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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