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Apcera To Integrate Kubernetes Into Its Trusted Cloud Platform

Apcera, the leader in trusted cloud computing, announced today that it will extend its platform to support Kubernetes, the Google-initiated, open source project, which recently moved under the direction of the CNCF. The move to adopt Kubernetes reflects Apcera's continued support of innovative, open source efforts for commonly used components in hybrid cloud management and trusted cloud computing.

Kubernetes is an open source container orchestration technology that facilitates the management of containers as a single system.

"Apcera, the world's leading trust-first platform, allows customers to securely move to any cloud, and deploy, orchestrate and govern the widest range of workloads on any infrastructure - including on-premises," said Derek Collison, Apcera founder and CEO. "Customers and developers are rapidly aligning behind Kubernetes as their API of choice when deploying container-based workloads. With its fast-growing ecosystem and strong market momentum, this was the obvious direction for us to take."  

"We believe delivering trust to the cloud is critical, and Apcera has deep and proven expertise in this area," said Kelsey Hightower, Developer Advocate, Google Cloud Platform. "We welcome their support of Kubernetes and future participation in the project."

With Kubernetes support, Apcera will expand its portfolio of more than a dozen open source projects including NATS (, the most high-performant, cloud native enterprise messaging system, Kurma (, a container runtime with outstanding extensibility and flexibility, and Libretto (, a virtual machine provisioning library for public and private clouds.

Earlier this year, Derek Collison joined the governing board of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Collison is a recognized leader in distributed systems design and architecture as well as cloud platforms, and has held senior engineering executive roles at leading technology companies, including Google.

Open source initiatives are a driving force for innovation in cloud native computing. The CNCF, an industry consortium, is focused on creating and driving the adoption of a new set of common container and cloud-native technologies. Apcera will actively contribute to Kubernetes as well as other projects that come under the CNCF banner.

"On behalf of Apcera, I'm looking forward to working with others on the board of the CNCF and beyond to help shape the direction for Kubernetes," said Collison. "Additionally, I'll be working with the CNCF to accelerate the inclusion of trust-first components - like policy controls - into the fabric of cloud-native computing."
Published Wednesday, March 30, 2016 9:06 AM by David Marshall
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