|Headquarters||San Francisco, CA|
|Derek Collison (CEO)|
Number of employees
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Apcera is an American cloud infrastructure company that provides a container management platform to deploy, orchestrate and govern containers and applications across on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure.
Apcera was founded in 2012 in San Francisco by Derek Collison, previously a technology leader at Google, TIBCO and VMware (where he designed the first open Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), Cloud Foundry).
Apcera’s primary offering, the Apcera Cloud Platform, provides IT governance and security through a policy driven model, allowing for the safe deployment and management of cloud-native applications, microservices, legacy applications, as well as IT resources, network and services access, and user permissions.
According to Forbes [Tech], the Apcera Cloud Platform enables clients "to manage the migration from legacy infrastructure to newer approaches and... allows them to achieve significantly faster time-to-market for … critical deployments, without sacrificing crucial security requirements”
In September 2014, Ericsson acquired a majority stake in Apcera for cloud policy compliance.
The Apcera Cloud Platform is available in two forms: a Community Edition and an Enterprise Edition. The Community Edition is free and can be used for deployment to a single infrastructure. The Enterprise Edition has the functionality to deploy workloads to multiple infrastructures. The Apcera Cloud Platform allows the user to create a set of rules to control available resources at a container level. In addition, it allows a user to connect to back-end services outside of the platform while maintaining governance. It allows users to build a workload once and then move it around in its container without re-writing the code — it only needs the connections made between containers.
Apcera also develops and provides support for several open source software projects, including NATS, a cloud-native enterprise messaging system, Kurma, a container runtime with extensibility and flexibility, and Libretto, a Golang virtual machine provisioning library for public and private clouds.
|March 4, 2012||Derek Collison writes the original code of the Apcera Platform|
|June 18, 2012||Meeting at True Ventures (Official Anniversary of Apcera)|
|July 13, 2013||Series A funding closes|
|May 14, 2014||First orchestrator deployed. Began switching clusters to orchestrator|
|July 31, 2014||Nats.io launch|
|September 30, 2014||Majority stake acquired by Ericsson|
|April 8, 2015||Jeff Thomas joins as Chief Marketing Officer|
|June 23, 2015||Join the open container initiative|
|December 17, 2015||Apcera Joins the Cloud Native Computing Foundation|
|March 24, 2016||Apcera‘s Community Edition launched|
|April 4, 2016||Mark Thiele joins as Chief Strategy Officer|
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