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)
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)
On July 14, 2015 Windows Server (WS) 2003 will reach the end of extended
support. This means no more patches or security fixes without a custom
support agreement in place. The security and uptime implications of your
applications are about to be refactored in a dramatic way. Many compliance
requirements, especially in regulated industries, state that applications
have to run on a supported Operating System (OS).
On the surface, date-driven deadlines mandating remediation can be viewed in
two very different lights. The first: A glass half empty, a tax that must be
paid to continu... (more)
AppZero, the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications from
the datacenter to the cloud, will be exhibiting at VMworld 2013, booth #647,
August 25-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, California. Now in its
10th year, VMworld highlights how virtualization and cloud computing can help
you spend less time and money supporting underlying IT.
AppZero will showcase its "Up-level" OS migration, new technology that
provides one step migration of applications running on Windows Server 2003 to
Windows Server 2012. With Windows Server 2003 end of life approaching,