SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Jun 7, 2017) - 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."1

"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."

About Apcera
Apcera is the market leading enterprise-grade container management platform -- driven by security and policy -- that gives IT leaders the confidence and control to drive innovation and move faster, securely. Built for cloud-native as well as legacy applications, Apcera lets IT teams containerize, deploy, orchestrate and govern a vast range of workloads across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments. Fully integrated and completely turnkey, only Apcera offers industry-leading agility and time-to-value without sacrificing security or control. 

Apcera enables key enterprise use cases including deploying Docker and other cloud-native workloads in production securely and at scale, legacy application modernization and hybrid cloud mobility. Global 2000 companies use Apcera to lower CapEx and OpEx, improve time to market and reduce risk. 

Apcera is headquartered in San Francisco. For more information, visit, read the company's blog or follow on Twitter: @apcera

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1 Gartner, 'Assessing Container Management Frameworks Running On-Premises and in the Cloud,' by Simon Richard, May 24, 2017

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