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 and the cloud since its formation. A long time ago, I
faced the fact that I don't have the basketball gene (although I do coach
several boys' sports teams) and I'm pretty sure meditating will not increase
my productivity as a start-up CEO. I could be wrong on the meditating part.
Recently, I ... (more)
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
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)
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)
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