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Greg O'Connor's Session at Cloud Expo I do dream in color, not always vivid color, but color just the same. Today, I was awakened by one of my 5 boys in the middle of a great dream about the future. In my dream, I was in a big white room just as a door was opening and someone was about to walk in. Who was that? That's when I was awakened. Don't you hate dream interruption? Or Idruption? Quick note, I heard the iPad comes with an Idruption finisher, those guys at Apple are so innovative. What I do recall from my dream was that it was the summer of 2012, and Jeff Bezos, Paul Sagan and I were celebrating the 2 year anniversary of the merger of our three companies. There was a lot of talk about how 50% of the Fortune 1000 had shut down their data centers and moved all their operations onto our Dream Cloud. So much for that Gartner prediction -"By 2012, 20 percent of busi... (more)

AppZero Arms ISVs to Face the Dark Side of Freedom

Hypothetical question:  If a big ISV were to fall in love with AppZero technology but turn out to be a VMware sibling, do I have a.) a great opportunity, b.) a giant time sink, or c.) a competitive trap on my hands? I love talking with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) about how Virtual Application Appliance (VAA) is the way to go for delivering applications to their users.  It's true.  It's fun.  It's revolutionary. Last week my CTO and I were in a room with 5 engineers who were describing the challenge of supporting close to 10,000 customers on a software application that doe... (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)

Server Application Virtualization = Sales 2.0 Accelerant for ISVs

As luck would have it, I recently attended two thought-provoking Sales 2.0-focused presentations almost back to back. In the first one, Ben Nye of Bain Capital Ventures spoke about lessons learned from SolarWinds, a poster child for Sales 2.0.  At the next, David Skok of Matrix Partners gave a first-rate talk with practical advice on "How to Build a Sales and Marketing Machine" .  With apologies to Ben and David, I'd "nutshell" one of their key points as follows: Your product is your sales person. Technology and expectations have combined to shift away from a sales-rep model to... (more)

AppZero CEO to Show New Technology During Cloud Expo Speech

AppZero, pioneer in virtualization of enterprise applications, announced that CEO Greg O'Connor will speak on "The Elastic Enterprise:  Application Agility Holds Fey to Hybrid Clouds" at Cloud Expo West, Wednesday at 9:00am. Discussing the critical roles played by application agility and server application virtualization in delivering on the promises of Elastic Enterprise and Hybrid Clouds, O'Connor will also demonstrate newly released technology. This technology will make provisioning existing enterprise applications to and from all cloud types as simple as using an app store. ... (more)