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Greg O'Connor

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Agile Application Migration & Modernization The market transition from education and evaluation to remediation is marching along as the End of Support (EOS) nears for Windows Server 2003. The market has moved from being unaware of the challenge that EOS would pose for most IT organizations at the beginning of 2014 to POCs, trials, and evaluating how to get help with these projects by the end of 2014. You can get a sense of how the market has moved by reading the 2014 Windows Server 2003 End of Support Survey Results. As a company that helps organizations migrate and modernize their application and support infrastructure, this transition resulted in significant growth for AppZero. Growth that included both a 750% increase in certified partners and > 500% increase in sales.  There is good reason to believe that many organizations have budgeted modernization projects a... (more)

Windows Server 2003 EOL – What You Need to Know Now

IT departments hate end of life of products and the resulting headaches. End of life for a product means the support lifeline disappears, security updates stop and IT is left stranded with the compliance team breathing down their neck. Upgrade projects are not a fun sell to the business. "Hey, Ms./Mr. Business, let's invest a bunch of money and time to get the same place you were before"... Gee, let's get out the drill bit and do a root canal while we're at it. For the Windows 2003 Server family you should know the following: On July 13, 2010 Mainstream Support for Windows Server... (more)

“Move Your Mess for Less”; Solaris Modernization

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Much has been written about applications that are stranded on Solaris 2.6/7 OS and rare-as-unicorn hardware. In fact, much of it has been written by me. My trusty biz dev leader suggested that I take an ROI run on the topic in my next blog .... which is this one. But I just can't bring myself to do it. Why? Because I can't see building an elaborate spreadsheet showing how AppZero is the best option, when the choice is a no brainer that my 7 year old son could make. Let's play the model out and you tell me if a spreadsheet would... (more)

AppZero OS-Free App Delivery – to Cloud, in Datacenter, on Upgraded OS

Application virtualization innovator AppZero has announced a series of initiatives designed to match its patented technology to the most universal business needs of ISVs. Top among those felt needs are: 1) the labor-intensive pre-sales demo and proof-of-concept (PoC) activities, and 2) an interest to move applications to and from numerous clouds according to customer preferences. AppZero will back up its claim to be the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to and from any machine with a program aimed specifically to ISVs. Debuting a PoC for PoCs, AppZero wil... (more)

Misunderstanding Server Application Virtualization Made Simple

One of the questions I get asked most frequently is, “How is AppZero different than App-V?”  Until somewhat recently the answer was pretty simple, “App-V virtualizes desktop applications; AppZero virtualizes server applications.”  Desktop …… big boy apps. We had a hallelujah moment here when Microsoft announced that App-V would be handling server applications.   After all, with Microsoft throwing its hat in our ring, they’ll also be throwing their marketing machine in right along with it.  Good news for us.  Right? Not so fast... Perception shapes vision.  I remember as a kid in ... (more)