In these short video clips, Mark Thiele, the Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera, shares his insights on the state of IT and the industry evolution towards cloud computing.
Mark assesses different cloud models, provides insights into the costs associated with moving applications to the cloud, provides clarity on security options for cloud workloads and makes a case for freeing IT from existing constraints to enable it to become more strategic:
You can watch all four videos below:
Public, private, hybrid cloud
Hybrid, private and public clouds are all options to enable customers to make the choice that best suits their needs. These cloud models are not incompatible with each other, and in many cases they coexist enabling customers to deploy their applications wherever it makes the most sense based on price, time frame or security considerations.
Application management platform
The Apcera trust-based application management platform is a core component of Ericsson’s Cloud Platform. As companies begin their cloud journeys they must carefully plan their application migration strategies to ensure the best ROI for their complete application portfolio. This means that they must scope the total effort including tools, integration costs and time, etc., across their entire base of legacy and new applications.
Perimeter-centric security is insufficient inside the datacenter, where most breaches occur. Virtual machines partially solve the problem but more granular security controls at the container level - are required to maximize security across the application lifecycle for both developers and operators.
What is the future of IT?
Due to the constraints of traditional solutions, IT has largely been relegated to back office operations. But the real value of IT is enabling innovation and differentiation for their companies. We have an opportunity to free IT from tactical, keep-lights-on activities and enable them to transform IT into a strategic asset.
Apcera is a next generation, PaaS and Cloud Management platform for policy-driven workload lifecycle management. It allows IT teams to deploy, orchestrate and govern new architectures like containers as well as existing Linux-based and cloud-native workloads across any infrastructure ⎯ public cloud, private cloud or bare metal ⎯ with the highest levels of security and trust.