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.
Alex Williams from The New Stack recently spent some time at Apcera HQ, taking a tour of our beautiful office (his words, not ours :)) as well as the new Apcera Platform Community Edition (CE). Alex sat down with Architect Josh Ellithorpe for a demo of the new, free product and its Developer Portal tutorials, API documentation and Community Forum.
In past blogs, or in the press, you may have read about how the Apcera trusted cloud platform enables you to take full advantage of all the benefits of multi-cloud environments by reducing complexity and ensuring enterprise wide governance and security. Or maybe you’ve seen a demo of how it works. And now, perhaps, you’re ready to give it a try.
Apcera has long been a supporter of the open source community. But one of the criticisms about open source solutions is that they don't deliver the same level of security and governance as proprietary commercial offerings. We're tackling that perception head on, as today at the OpenStack Summit in Vancouver, we announced that the Apcera Hybrid Cloud Operating System is now available for Mirantis OpenStack users.
In my most recent blogs, I explained what the hybrid cloud is, and why, despite its popularity, many enterprises are feeling frustrated about their deployments. The problem, I noted, is that hybrid cloud rarely lives up to the promise of improving agility and reducing costs because you need more people to manage the various clouds and manual processes to tie those together.
But what if there was some way to tie all these various layers of IT resources – both on premise and in various public clouds – together, so that enterprises could get the benefits they’re expecting?
If you’re using or adopting new cloud technologies, the AWS re:Invent conference in Las Vegas is the place to be next week, November 11-14, 2014. This conference will feature some of the best and brightest cloud technologies that are out in the marketplace. Apcera’s Continuum platform is one of them.