Machine to Container (M2C) Teleports Existing Enterprise Apps to the Cloud
It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon
just announced EC2 Container Registry to simply container management. The new
Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and
Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the table
there's money on the table, too.
Everyone is talking containers because they reduce a ton of
development-related challenges and make it much easier to move across
production and testing environments and clouds. Containers are the technology
that, many believe, deliver on the long-promised portability in the cloud to
avoid vendor lock-in, and put developers, system administrators and their
enterprises in the driver's seat.
Getting up to speed about containers is not easy, but the good news is, the... (more)
As Occupy Wall Street went global mixing grievance with entitlement, the
movement quickly became the melting pot for all things protest-able. Taking
to the streets with euros, dollars, and yens taped across their mouths
demonstrators marched, camped, and otherwise deplored the unfairness of
"But, who will speak up for production enterprise applications?" I thought.
"The reality is that 99% of production enterprise applications are still
earth-bound ... not on the cloud. Those greedy, lightweight dev/test use
cases are monopolizing the cloud."
The paradigm-busting, wor... (more)
Advancing a clear vision for the Elastic Enterprise, application
virtualization pioneer AppZero today announced availability of release 4.8
which delivers breakthrough functionality for moving applications, of
particular interest to enterprise IT, cloud providers, and software vendors
New in release 4.8, AppZero accomplishes real-time migration and cloning of
enterprise applications (Windows server and desktop) by simply running them
on a target machine. This new technology builds a Virtual Application
Appliance (VAA) automatically populating it with the components an
On July 14, 2015 Windows Server (WS) 2003 will reach the end of extended
support. This means no more patches or security fixes without a custom
support agreement in place. The security and uptime implications of your
applications are about to be refactored in a dramatic way. Many compliance
requirements, especially in regulated industries, state that applications
have to run on a supported Operating System (OS).
On the surface, date-driven deadlines mandating remediation can be viewed in
two very different lights. The first: A glass half empty, a tax that must be
paid to continu... (more)
VMware Virtualization on Ulitzer
VMWare's purchase of SpringSource came as quite a shock to many in the
industry. Why? Because, with this purchase, the Gorilla of Virtualization
jumped from below the OS right smack up into application development and the
runtime stack. Now they can deliver a Platform as a Service (Paas) for
everyone under the sun .... or, as is more likely, the cloud.
At first glance, you might wonder why VMware would make this move into the
application development space: What synergy is there between the below the OS
infrastructure and application infrastructu... (more)