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Stevie American Business Awards Recognizes Apcera for Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year and Founder, CEO Derek Collison as Information Technology Executive of the Year

SAN FRANCISCO — May 4, 2017 — Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced that the 15th Annual American Business Awards program has recognized the company with two Silver Stevie American Business Awards. These awards are a testament to the company’s continued growth and innovation, helping enterprise IT teams move faster, securely with a proven container management solution.

  • Most Innovative Tech Company of the Year
  • Information Technology Executive of the Year: Derek Collison

“We are honored to receive this recognition and accept the validation of our contributions in shaping the IT landscape,” said Derek Collison, founder and CEO of Apcera. “Since inception, we’ve been passionate about enabling enterprises to quickly and easily embrace the IT infrastructure of the future. This accolade underscores our continued dedication to maintaining a product that gives IT leaders the sophisticated and turnkey solutions they need.”

The American Business Awards are the nation’s premier business awards program. More than 3,600 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories. More than 190 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select this year’s Stevie Award winners. See the full list of this year’s winners and finalists:

An industry veteran and pioneer in large-scale distributed systems and enterprise computing, Collison has held executive positions at TIBCO Software, Google, and VMware. As TIBCO’s Senior Vice President and Chief Architect, Collison led technical and strategic product direction and delivery. He co-founded the AJAX APIs group at Google and went on to VMware to design and architect the industry’s first open PaaS, Cloud Foundry. Collison is now placing his bets on container management with Apcera.

The Apcera Platform is a flexible, enterprise-grade container management platform that can deploy, orchestrate and govern cloud-native and legacy applications across on-premise, cloud or hybrid environments. Complete out of the box, Apcera provides container workflow, orchestration, scheduling, storage, networking, plus a container engine, delivering a complete, enterprise-ready solution for businesses. With strong capabilities around containerizing legacy applications and workloads, Apcera gives enterprises investment protection while delivering industry-leading agility and time-to-value, all with full security and control.

“Each year the judges find the quality and variety of the nominations to be greater than the year before,” said Michael Gallagher, president and founder of the Stevie Awards. “The 2017 competition was intense and every organization that has won should be proud.”

May 04, 2017

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