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Apcera Included in Gartner's Report on Assessing Container Management Frameworks Running On-Premises and in the Cloud

Apcera, the leader in enterprise container management, today announced its inclusion in Gartner's Report, Assessing Container Management Frameworks Running On-Premises and in the Cloud.

According to the Report, "technical professionals struggle to integrate open-source systems for managing the container ecosystem on-premises and in the cloud. Containers as a service solutions assist I&O in operationalizing the Docker life cycle."

"I founded Apcera because I saw many enterprises struggle to put various open-source container components together and then manage them efficiently," said Derek Collison, founder and CEO of Apcera. "As we believe this report validates, there is a market need for an enterprise-grade, turnkey and secure full stack container management solution like Apcera. We make a very complex container ecosystem easy to manage, control and trust."

According to the Report, "It is possible to (1) run container-based applications without a containers-as-a-service platform or (2) build your own CaaS by stitching and maintaining multiple open-source projects together. However, these are daunting tasks for a mainstream enterprise, both from a skill set and from a resource point of view. A CaaS platform will not only integrate the various management elements to form a whole, but also ensure that the management elements are compatible with each other. CaaS can also aggregate multiple support agreements, including open-source and commercial software." Complete out of the box, Apcera provides secure enterprise-grade container workflow, orchestration, scheduling, storage, networking and a container engine, delivering a complete, enterprise-ready and customer-tested solution for businesses.

Key recommendations from the report, for technical professionals responsible for infrastructure and for managing the container life cycle:

  • "Don't be blinded by orchestration capabilities that you do not need. Optimize for short- to medium-term orchestration requirements, and plan to expand in the future."
  • "Focus on governance, security and policy enforcement; this will be the most important factor for production workloads."
  • "Ensure that app dev participates in the CaaS solution evaluation. If not, the app dev team will continue to pursue solutions of expedience that may be less scalable or supportable."
  • "Create a cross-functional platform team, involving I&O and app dev, to manage the container infrastructure. I&O needs to move up the stack to support the orchestration layer."
Published Thursday, June 08, 2017 7:02 AM by David Marshall
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