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)
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)
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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)
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
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)
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)