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June 05, 2017

Pay Attention to Strategy, Security and Think Big

It’s important to consider the differences in deploying private vs. hybrid clouds, as the impact on everything from strategy to costs depends on the cloud model, says Jan Plutzer COO, Apcera. “Implementing a private cloud is very different from implementing a hybrid cloud. Most companies recognize that technology is critical to their competitiveness,” she says. “But is running a datacenter really core to your business if you are a lifestyle brand, or a restaurant franchise, or an insurance company? For most, the answer is no.”

But Plutzer reminds us that a hybrid cloud deployment can be a transitional step — and a step that can carry some unanticipated costs.“If they've got a legacy investment in datacenters, infrastructure, networking, etc., they often end up with a gradual move from on-premise to public or private cloud. This leads to an extended period of multi-cloud deployments, or a so-called hybrid cloud.The biggest mistake most make on this hybrid cloud journey is not accounting for the time and cost required to adapt operational processes to this hybrid environment -- particularly in the cost required to retrain resources to manage these new environments.”

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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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Press Releases

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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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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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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