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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)

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)

Server Application Virtualization = Sales 2.0 Accelerant for ISVs

As luck would have it, I recently attended two thought-provoking Sales 2.0-focused presentations almost back to back. In the first one, Ben Nye of Bain Capital Ventures spoke about lessons learned from SolarWinds, a poster child for Sales 2.0.  At the next, David Skok of Matrix Partners gave a first-rate talk with practical advice on "How to Build a Sales and Marketing Machine" .  With apologies to Ben and David, I'd "nutshell" one of their key points as follows: Your product is your sales person. Technology and expectations have combined to shift away from a sales-rep model to... (more)

AppZero Offers One Step Migration from WS2003 to WS2012

AppZero, the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications from the datacenter to the cloud, has released V5.3 enabling users to  "up-level the OS" of  their existing server applications to WS2012.  The software is now available and will be demonstrated next week at CA World (Pedestal 344A). AppZero CEO Greg O'Connor is speaking at the AppLogic User Conference with Radix Technologies CEO, David Corriveau, at CA World on Tuesday, April 23 at 2:30 pm, in the Lagoon TD Room.  They will showcase moving applications with AppZero to Radix Technologies' RadixCloud, powered by... (more)

Cloud Computing + POC = ‘Obvious’ ISV Revenue Growth

I've always found that the obvious things in life are easy to understand once you see them. I've got a good one for you. Question: If an ISV can bring install time close to zero, their proof of concept (POC) efforts will: Take less time Become predictable and repeatable Go more smoothly in the eyes of the potential customer Provide more time for actually working with the customer and proving the concept Look impressive compared to competitors who need to send SEs on site for hours and days of sweating through glitch-filled installation and configurations Increase the likelihood o... (more)