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The Coming of the Modern Enterprise IT Platform
By Derek Collison, CEO and Founder of Apcera
The modern Enterprise IT platform is not what it used to be. The advent of cloud-based technology has forced a shift in the IT landscape. Developers who are building Enterprise IT applications need to get their apps to market with the latest and greatest features, as quickly and efficiently as possible, without sacrificing the security and stability their users expect. IT decision-makers want rapid innovation but aren't willing to sacrifice safety to get it.
Enterprises need a platform that is developer-friendly, incorporates DevOps, and provides control and visibility for IT operations through a policy-driven architecture. Unfortunately, this platform doesn't exist. Today, you can only find pieces of this puzzle and those pieces don't fit well together.
Derek has worked on scalable, distributed systems for the majority of his career, both at traditional enterprises and at Google. He believes we have to think differently to approach this unique problem. Come hear his thoughts on the right way to tackle this challenge and how he's been implementing his solutions at Apcera.
Food and drinks will be provided.
In addition to street parking, parking will also be available at our underground garage.
About Derek Collison
Derek is the founder and CEO of Apcera, which is looking to deliver the next generation cloud platform. An industry veteran with over 20 years of experience, Derek designed and architected the industry's first Open PaaS, Cloud Foundry, while at VMware. He has also held executive positions at Google and TIBCO. Follow him on Twitter and Linkedin.
Box (Los Altos, Calif.) is one of the fastest growing private enterprise software companies in the world, delivering an intuitive, powerful, and secure content sharing platform that both users and IT department’s love. Box is available on the Web, iPad*, iPhone*, Android* and Windows Phone* applications, and integrated into enterprise applications such as NetSuite*, Jive* and Salesforce*. To date, Box has attracted more than 14 million individuals and 140,000 businesses globally, including 92 percent of the Fortune 500, with major customers such as AAA, Dreamworks, Proctor & Gamble, Random House, Inc. and TaylorMade.