In 1979, Chris Schmandt and Eric Hulteen, researchers at the MIT Architecture Machine group (the predecessor to the MIT Media Laboratory), put together a demo that wows me even to this day. I learned about the demo when I worked at the Lab for a stretch in the 1990s. It was called "Put That There" and was an attempt (again, in 1979!) to demonstrate a system that could use simultaneous speech and gesture recognition to allow you to interact with objects in a natural way.
Last week at DockerCon in Seattle, I spoke with John Furrier and Brian Gracely of theCUBE and discussed how Apcera and Docker have paved the way to “containerize”, secure and scale traditional applications and green field applications in production.
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?
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.
So, you've bought into "containers," "microservice-based architecture" and "the cloud." You feel ready to tame the cloud with a web application. In this dynamic environment, in which containers can be anywhere and in any number, "immutability" (a key concept you've learned in this space) demands that your containers don't keep persistent state.
Quick! Which is cheaper? The public cloud or on-premises infrastructure?
Not so fast. Before you scoff and say “Public cloud, naturally,” you might want to hear what Mark Thiele, Apcera’s Chief Strategy Officer, recently had to say on the subject.
It seems like only yesterday we were on stage at DockerCon Barcelona, basking in the glow of winning the littleBits MakerLab hackathon. Now DockerCon Seattle is just around the corner and we’re determined to make this our most memorable DockerCon yet. We’ll have awesome swag, a killer ecosystem talk and a local Apcerian tour guide-- so join us there from June 19-21 for an amazing ride!
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.