The AWS Outage Means You Need More Cloud, Not Less

Unless you were off the grid this past Tuesday, you were likely affected by Amazon’s massive S3 outage. Thousands of websites and applications lost functionality or went completely offline. Even with a 99.99% availability, Amazon can cost its customers millions in lost revenue and productivity during an outage.

The outage isn’t a sign that companies are foolish to use public cloud services. In fact, it’s a sign of the opposite. You’re only a victim of a cloud outage if you don’t have enough cloud.

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.

The Policy-Led Approach to Securing Workloads and Infrastructure

Securing and governing workloads and infrastructure have been long-standing challenges for IT organizations. With the adoption of new application environments and architectures, traditional security measures can no longer scale with the speed and complexity of your business.

Why Apcera & Why Now?

You might be wondering, "what is Apcera doing that Mark found so interesting?” Those of you who have been participating in the industry with me, following my twitter feed or reading my blogs will know that I’ve had a fascination with the strategic business value of cloud for many years now. Some of you who were paying closer attention might have noticed that I was a very early adopter of the idea that enterprises would end up needing to manage a heterogeneous application delivery environment (aka hybrid). In fact, I’ve been thinking hybrid since 2009.

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!

How Apcera Would Ruin the Plot of “Home Alone”

Home Alone is a classic holiday movie that brings laughter and cheer to people all across the globe. But not to Apcera.

Before you call us a bunch of grinches, you have to understand that we see Home Alone as a critique on current security practices found in most IT organizations. To us, it’s less of a comedy and more of a horror film.

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Hybrid Cloud Defined

Many enterprises today assume that by moving to the cloud they will be able to improve their agility, shift or reduce costs, and drive more innovation. But the limitations associated with both public and private clouds have resulted in these moves not living up to such high expectations. Now, in an attempt to get the best of both worlds, many organizations are adopting a hybrid cloud strategy.

Journey to Hybrid Cloud at Gartner Data Center Conference Dec. 2-5

If 2015 will be the year of PaaS, we might as well start a little early.

At the Gartner Data Center, Infrastructure and Operations Management Conference Dec. 2-5, we’ll demonstrate how Continuum helps accelerate your migration to the cloud without compromising enterprise-critical policy, security, and governance.

Please stop by our booth (#162) or contact us to schedule a one-on-one meeting or demo.