Enabling a new application architecture across any infrastructure

Apcera is a policy-driven, next-generation platform as a service (PaaS) and container management platform that allows IT teams to deploy, orchestrate, and govern containers as well as legacy and cloud-native workloads across any infrastructure ⎯ public cloud, private cloud, hybrid cloud, or bare metal ⎯ with the highest levels of security and trust.

The Apcera platform addresses the needs of both developers and IT operators: developers can leverage new architectures such as micro-services and containers to accelerate the development and deployment of new applications such Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and operators can be assured that containerized applications are secure, scalable, and compliant with company policies when they are deployed in production.

Cloud lock-in may not be what you think

In this post from ApceraChief Strategy Officer Mark Thiele talks about the changing nature of cloud lock in and how IT must be there to enable technology based solutions that create opportunity for the business, not individuals. 

In the technology space there has always been the struggle between building a hardcore skill and being flexible enough to adapt as technology adapts. My first experience with that was Cobol (yes, I’ve been around for a while!), and since then I’ve seen in play out in client server, virtualization, storage, phone switches, and much more.

Streaming analytics in a digitally industrialized world

Get an introduction to streaming analytics, which allows you real-time insight from captured events and big data. There are applications across industries, from finance to wine making, though there are two primary challenges to be addressed.

Did you know that a plane flying from Texas to London can generate 30 million data points per flight? As Jim Daily of GE Aviation notes, that equals 10 billion data points in one year. And we’re talking about one plane alone. So you can understand why another top GE executive recently told Ericsson Business Review that "Cloud is the future of IT," with a focus on supporting challenging applications in industries such as aviation and energy.

Disaggregation and the challenge of backwards compatibility

Explore how Intel® Rack Scale Design (RSD) facilitates hardware disaggregation and helps solve the challenge of backwards compatibility, as well as the two ways that Ericsson's deployment of the technology stand out - our optical backplane and management software.

Ericsson's Hyperscale Datacenter System (HDS) 8000 uses Intel® Rack Scale Design (RSD) for a disaggregated hardware approach to dramatically improve efficiency, utilization, and total cost of ownership. 

Containers and the rise of Amazooglesoft

Imagine if all public clouds (and your private cloud) were accessible via the same open standard or API or customer portal.. lets call it "Amazooglesoft".

In today’s world of cloud diversity and abundance, it may soon be a little old-school to go to tender for a public cloud provider. Do you choose Amazon Web Services, or Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure, or other provider? Or do you build an Openstack or VMware cloud?

How blockchain can resist the quantum computing security threat

Quantum computing poses a threat to many elements of digital security. Is this the case for blockchain solutions such as Ericsson Data Centric Security? We look at the case.

Cryptography is more or less based on mathematical functions called algorithms. These algorithms are designed in a such way that the data is easy to calculate in one direction but hard to calculate in the other direction. So given x, it is easy to find f(x)= y, but given y it is supposed to be hard to find x.

How smart building technology is like software-defined infrastructure

Smart building technology will help enterprises to use their resources and data more efficiently. Fittingly, the same principles can be applied to Intel® Rack Scale Design in datacenters.  

I’m usually the last person to leave at the end of the day. At one particular job, my office was far away from the elevator lobby. Every night, a security guard would step off the elevator, look around, see no one, and flip off the lights for the entire floor.

“I’m still here!” I would shout. If he heard me, he turned the lights back on -- for the entire floor.

How to build a hybrid cloud for Estonia's public sector

Ericsson was recently chosen to play a lead role in a public-private partnership project to build a hybrid cloud for Estonia’s public sector. Based on the full Ericsson cloud stack, the project will improve services ranging from tax reporting to online healthcare, all in a DevOps environment combining public and private infrastructure in a secure and trustworthy manner.

Since becoming the first country in the world to allow online voting in 2005, Estonia has been in the forefront of digitization in the public sector (they are ranked No. 1 in digital services in the EU). In order for vital services to be delivered efficiently to its citizens and to realize the full potential of its digital efforts, Estonia must have the right kind of platform: a platform similar to those adopted by modern businesses such as Uber, Airbnb, Ebay, and others), which is designed to host applications that make our lives easier and more convenient.