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.

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.

Hybrid Cloud — Welcome Back, “Heterogeneous” IT

Since the dawn of the client server age we’ve been working on finding ways to treat the rack mounted server the same way we used to treat a mainframe, with some caveats; Like a mainframe we’re trying to make the server useful for more than one application, so that we’re more efficient with costs and resources. The caveat vs a mainframe is that if you were running a mainframe from Tandem, you weren’t going to be sharing applications between it and an IBM.

Docker in Production with the Trusted Cloud Platform

Docker containers are all the rage these days. These containers offer the speed and flexibility that developers crave, which is why the Docker Hub has received over 2 billion pulls since 2013!

While the hype is well-deserved, Docker containers are used more in test/dev environments—not in production. Why is this?

Demos, Tutorials and Presentations on Apcera's YouTube Channel

If you haven’t checked out Apcera’s YouTube Channel recently, you should take a look. Our product, engineering and marketing teams are producing more videos that will give you new ideas and answer your questions.

Just this week, Arvinderpal Wander, Principle Engineer at Apcera, released videos introducing virtual networks on the Apcera Platform and explaining how to run policy on these virtual networks. Check them out below!

3 Things Cloud Providers Don’t Want You to Know About Multi-Cloud

Cloud technology is constantly changing. Before many enterprises have even migrated to private or public clouds, the conversation has shifted to leveraging multi-cloud environments. If Benjamin Franklin were  alive today he’d say, “Nothing is certain except death, taxes and the constant evolution of cloud technology.” Seriously, if Ben were still alive he’d probably have a seat on our board. The man “architected” electricity for crying out loud!

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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Why Innovation Alone Isn’t Enough.

Learn More at Structure San Francisco, on November 19, 2015.

Innovation. It’s what every modern enterprise demands from its IT organization. And there’s no question that today’s almost obsessive focus on innovation has driven a whole host of new, modern cloud technologies. Web apps, containers, microservices, composable tools and distributed apps are gaining tremendous velocity and are increasingly powering innovation in IT.