Announcing Legacy Application Modernization Live Workshops

It is an exciting (and stressful) time to work in IT. The IT organization is challenged to maintain the existing applications and infrastructure that power the business, and is pressured to adopt modern, cloud-based technologies to deliver scale and agility, or cut costs.

The journey to the cloud (and cloud-native technologies, like containers) is the biggest transformation in IT since virtualization—and is far greater in scope and magnitude. Migrating existing workloads to the cloud is complex and can disrupt the business if not treated carefully. This is where Apcera comes in.

Don’t Turn Your Back on Legacy Applications

Enterprises stand at a crossroads. The industry is moving towards cloud infrastructure, cloud-native applications and containerized workloads. That’s the future. However, most enterprises built their business on legacy applications. And these legacy workloads make up the majority of business critical, revenue-generating applications. Migrating to the cloud and cloud-native applications can’t be taken lightly. Enterprises can’t turn their back on legacy applications.

Mounting AWS EFS volumes inside Docker Containers

Amazon announced the development of the Amazon Elastic File System (AWS EFS) in 2015. EFS was designed to provide multiple EC2 instances with shared, low-latency access to a fully-managed file system. On June 28, 2016 Amazon announced that EFS is now available for production use in the US East (Northern Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland) Regions.

Docker in Production is Too Easy

Anyone can use Docker in production. Spin up a container that the rest of the world can access, point other people at it with the expectation it will serve data to them, and congratulations you have Docker in production. But is this really want you want?

How I Used Apcera to Hack the Weather… and Win the Prize

The scene at the Georgia State Educational Technology Fair was total chaos. My fellow competitors were frantically setting up and testing their projects before showing them to the judges. I was setting up a compute cluster with a half-dozen microservices on a MacBook Pro and I had only 10 minutes to deploy and prepare. But man, that’s my idea of fun!

Monitoring gnatsd Servers with nats‑top

Waldemar 'Wally' Quevedo is a core developer on the Apcera team with deep prior experience using NATS in production while he was at Rakuten. While at Apcera, Wally has been working on nats-top and recently presented a demo of both current and pending capabilities. For those unfamiliar, NATSis an open-source cloud native messaging system created by Apcera Founder and CEO, Derek Collison.

NATS: Cloud Native Messaging for the Multi-Cloud Enterprise

The notion of Cloud Native applications is an area that's been discussed for several years, and anexciting initiativewas recently announced.

However, truly enabling Cloud Native paradigms requires a messaging and communication layer tailored to Cloud Native architectures. This is one of the most exciting aspects about messaging project– it was designed from inception with a Cloud Native world in mind.