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

ESG Recognizes Apcera As The Most Secure and Trustworthy Container Management Platform

October 25, 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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451 Research Recognizes Apcera as a Leader in Emerging Category of Enterprise Container Management and Microservices

September 30, 2016

Apcera today announced that 451 Research has published a new report titled, “Apcera Steps Up In Fight To Support Enterprise Containers At Scale With Security”. 451 Research describes the Apcera Platform as “a secure and complete, policy-driven container management platform that can support containers and cloud-native applications, as well as modernizing x86 applications,” and details Apcera’s strength and leading position as a true, enterprise-grade container management platform.

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Apcera Recognized as a CRN 2016 Emerging Vendor

July 21, 2016

Apcera, the leader in trust-first computing, today announced that it has been named a CRN 2016 Emerging Vendor. This annual list recognizes standout companies that are shaping the future of the IT channel through unique technological innovations. Additionally, it serves as a valuable resource for solution providers looking to expand their portfolios with cutting-edge technology.

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Apcera Introduces NATS Streaming

July 12, 2016

Apcera, the leader in trust-first computing, today announced NATS Streaming. NATS, sponsored by Apcera, is a highly performant, secure and simple open source messaging platform used by leading companies like Ericsson, Baidu, HTC, Siemens, Pivotal and VMware. Available today, NATS Streaming adds key features that enable support for new classes of applications such as IoT and big data analytics. NATS Streaming is tightly coupled but loosely integrated with NATS, providing enterprise grade features without sacrificing NATS’ core simplicity and performance advantages over alternative products such as Kafka and RabbitMQ.

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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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