Veteran IT Executive Will Lead Strategic Efforts to Drive Adoption of Apcera's Trusted Cloud Platform and Identify Key Growth Opportunities
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Apcera, the leader in trust-first computing, today announced that Mark Thiele has joined the company as the chief strategy officer. Thiele's successful career in IT spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. His deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing will help further Apcera's position as the industry leader in trusted computing environments.
Thiele will be responsible for developing and leading the execution of cross-functional strategic initiatives, assist in developing the company's roadmap, and focus on driving key partnerships in the cloud computing ecosystem. He will also coordinate closely with marketing, product management and sales to help scale the company.
"Innovation is critical for enterprises today, yet equally important is accomplishing this with trust," said Derek Collison, CEO, Apcera. "Mark's deep experience and knowledge of the industry landscape is second to none, and he will be deeply involved in educating the market and driving solutions to our customers. We're excited that Mark has joined our team and we are confident that he will play a critical role in Apcera's continued growth."
Prior to joining Apcera, Thiele was the executive vice president of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world's highest-rated data centers. He is also the president and founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Thiele has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.
"The IT industry is experiencing a level of change like we've never seen before. Container technologies, microservices and distributed architectures are gaining rapid adoption and Apcera is leading the way in both facilitating this adoption and delivering a secure and trusted infrastructure, which is critical for modern IT," Thiele said. "I'm looking forward to helping Apcera forge a path that enables enterprises to quickly and easily embrace the IT infrastructure of the future, where innovation and trust operate hand in hand."
Apcera delivers a trusted cloud platform that lets enterprise IT securely deploy, orchestrate and govern diverse workloads across multiple cloud providers as well as on-premises infrastructure. With increasing customer momentum over the past six months, Apcera now works with a growing number of forward-thinking Global 2000 customers. Most recently, Apcera announced a free community version of its cloud platform, the Apcera Platform Community Edition (CE), the first and only platform allowing developers and IT teams to build a secure, production-grade compute cluster in as little as 15 minutes.
The Apcera trusted cloud platform is a highly secure, policy-driven hybrid-cloud platform for cloud-native applications, containers, microservices and legacy applications. Apcera enables developers and DevOps teams to use any modern tool or software they want while giving IT and Operations teams the assurance that their infrastructure is safe and secure.
Apcera enables key enterprise use cases including hybrid cloud workload and system mobility, modern application architecture development, legacy application modernization and policy-driven workload governance. With Apcera, companies can innovate at speed with full confidence and trust. Global 2000 companies use Apcera to securely deploy, orchestrate and govern diverse workloads across multiple cloud and infrastructure providers, resulting in lower cost, faster time to market and mitigated risk.