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Windows Server 2003 End of Support is here and there is little most enterprises can do at this point to change the fact that they are now dependent on an unsupported operating system. Here we are at Microsoft's World Wide Partner Conference again, muttering "I'm late, I'm late," just like the herald-like white rabbit of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, (We have a cool White Rabbit twitter campaign going this week - check it out) except that we cannot manipulate time. This is the event where, last year, there were many sessions highlighting processes, tools and partner ecosystem to help companies migrate off of Windows Server 2003. Analysts, the media and Microsoft were talking in terms of close to 20 million machines in production still running Windows Server 2003. Back then, the opportunity was characterized as a Y2K situation that would result in ... (more)

Windows Server 2003 Migration By @AppZero_Inc | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration It's spring in the Northeast, and this week we're launching a new blog post series, "Everything You Want to Know about Windows Server 2003 Migration." Why a series of posts on WS2003? Even as summer and EOS is just months away, our "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support" survey reveals the shocking truth: most of you haven't done anything about remediation yet, and most will not complete your upgrades before the deadline. Fortunately, AppZero and our partners have been very, very busy. In case you... (more)

Following the Hurd

You've got to love a good story with drama about money, sex and revenge.  As everyone in the tech industry knows, that's exactly the kind of story playing out with Mark Hurd, the former CEO from HP.  I for one expect this story to have a happy ending for Oracle and Mark, as well as for AppZero.  Here's why. Under Hurd's leadership, HP has been the leader in sales of desktop computers since 2007, and laptop computers since 2006.  In 2008, again under the leadership of Hurd, HP saw its market share in inkjet and laser printers increase to 46% and 50.5%, respectively. Hurd is a ti... (more)

Moving ISV Apps in a Sales 2.0 World – What a Difference an ‘A’ Makes

Innovative technology deserves new words. Back when "EJB" was the new shiny, bright center of Java standards, I was part of the team that created "ESB" - both the moniker and the market. It was a natural for me to christen AppZero's patented, OS-free server application virtualization technology "Virtual Application Appliance" (VAA). Why VAA? To compare with, and contrast against, the well-established "Virtual Appliance" (VA) concept. To both build on the known and to differentiate from it. The compare part is that packaged either as a VA or a VAA, applications travel fully confi... (more)

AppZero Names Jim Noschese Global VP of Sales

Server application virtualization pioneer AppZero has announced the appointment of Jim Noschese as Global VP of Sales. As Vice President of Global Sales, Jim Noschese will combine strategy, staffing, and customer satisfaction levels to drive AppZero revenue growth and customer loyalty. Jim comes to AppZero with more than 25 years of experience in technology-based solution sales management experience spanning companies such as CIMTEK, Inc, Open Ratings, Emptoris, and Parametric Technology (PTC).  His record of success is marked by consistent and frequently explosive growth in key... (more)