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Cloud providers Google, AWS and Microsoft are doing some spring-cleaning - out with the old, in with the new - when it comes to pricing services. With the latest cuts, here's a news flash: There's a new business model driving cloud that is every bit as exponential in growth -- with order of magnitude improvements to pricing -- as Moore's Law has been to computing. Let's call it "Bezos' Law," and go straight to the math Bezos' law is the observation that, over the history of cloud, a unit of computing power price is reduced by 50% approximately every 3 years If Bezos' law reflects reality, most enterprises should dump their datacenters and move to the public cloud. Let's factor in recent events. Google was first to announce "deep" cuts in on-demand instance pricing across the board.  GigaOm's Barb Darrow was quick to capture the excitement: And bam: Google cuts on-dema... (more)

The Cloud – Modernize as You Migrate

Assuming that your organization is well down the road when it comes to adopting the Cloud and in fact, has been utilizing the Cloud for a while, then you are likely a true believer that ultimately all of your applications will be migrated to the Cloud. It is no longer a question of "if" but more a question of "when" and "how."  These days, the majority of test, dev, external websites and mobile apps are already born in the cloud. Applications make businesses run. Businesses have tons of applications ranging from purchased (commercial off the shelf) to homegrown (bespoke) and lik... (more)

Cloud Pulse: Wherever You Go, There You Are

There are people who take life slowly, accept it on its terms, meditate, read about meditation, and internalize books like "Wherever You Go, There You Are," a bestseller by a guy with a hyphenated name. I'm more of a Malcolm Gladwell fan -- Outliers or his newest book "David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants." Maybe I'm just naturally the type that will spend 10,000 hours practicing, sharpening, mastering, thinking about the advantages a startup has over leaders in the market, getting back in the game. I've been in enterprise software for 30 years a... (more)

AppZero 2013 State of Readiness for WS03 End of Support Survey Results

Microsoft announced that Windows Server 2003 will hit End of Support (EOS) on July 14, 2015.  During 2013, AppZero undertook the first "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" Survey in an effort to assess how serious this event is to enterprise IT pros. Click here to read the full report. AppZero surveyed more than 200 Fortune 1000 IT professionals at a series of industry events to assess their readiness for the impending end of support of WS2003. Click here to see the infographic of the results. Findings show that many IT pros are evaluating their options wh... (more)

Note to Mark Hurd: AppZero Prescribes “Virtual Viagra” for Solaris

Imagine you are an IT professional or executive, and your teams are running a data center with 1,000s of machines and applications.  You know that there is a set of 10-15 year old applications running business critical functions on SUN hardware and the Solaris operating systems. These applications, their OS and the underlying infrastructure are old.  In fact, measured in "IT-years," where the lifespan of an infrastructure is 3-5 years, they are ancient.  By my calculations, an IT year is equivalent to 20 people-years, making these systems 200-300 years old ...and .... ... strande... (more)