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Greg O'Connor

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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 containe...
With an ear to the ground and an eye on the sky, Gigaom's Barb Darrow chronicles the competitive factors shaping the bumpy journey that is cloud computing among the superpowers (AWS in fight of its life as customers like Dropbox ponder hybrid clouds and Google pricing). Wherever you st...
AppZero has announced that Wragby Business Solutions & Technologies Limited, a Microsoft cloud partner in Nigeria, has joined the AppZero Partner Program as a Gold Partner for Nigeria and the rest of West Africa. Through the partner program, AppZero collaborates with system integrators...
Most people are aware that Windows Server 2003 is coming to the End of Support (EOS) on July 14th 2015. This means enterprises are more or less forced to stop running applications on the WS2003 Operating System, migrate them to a newer OS or replace them. EOS dramatically changes the...
loud 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 or...
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...
Microsoft has announced that Windows Server 2003 will hit End of Support (EOS) on July 14, 2015. Over the course of 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 pr...
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 compl...
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 clou...
With the C-suite, innovators, developers and IT all pushing for the cloud, albeit for different reasons, there is no doubt that cloud computing is the next or fifth wave. As the cloud computing market continues to mature, explaining the platform shift gets easier and more succinct. Th...
A mini Y2K event for applications stranded on those old, obsolete servers. The challenge is clear. EOL means no more patches and security vulnerabilities increase on a daily basis. For those wishing to keep their machines running, this is a situation that requires action.. There are t...
With Windows Server 2003 end of life approaching, companies will be faced with moving large numbers of enterprise applications. We provide the only way to upgrade existing server applications from WS2003 to WS2008 or WS2012 in a cost effective and time saving way. AppZero, the fastes...
No one is going to argue (at least not strongly) in favor of running business applications on an operating system that does not get security updates. Compliance teams will see this as a huge risk and will move heaven and earth to remediate it. In the next 12 months many IT departments ...
Update: When I wrote this post three weeks ago, Appzero had just been selected as one of the 25 Hot Cloud Startups by Startup 50, published by Jeff Vance. The list was published on February 9, 2013 as a prelude to his upcoming story "10 Hot Cloud Startups to Watch" for CIO.com. Among ...
Organizations are faced with the requirement to migrate applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008(R2) or even Windows 2012 when adopting a private, managed or public cloud. AppZero’s tool extracts Windows server applications from production environments and packages them fo...
As the cloud market matures, the desire to get the agility and cost savings for new and legacy applications that run your business grows stronger. Quickly migrating to the cloud or across clouds is where AppZero specializes. At AppZero, we've had many discussions with IT leaders who ...
This demo will appeal to anyone interested in, or responsible for moving enterprise applications to or from datacenters and clouds. It will be of particular interest to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) looking to increase their MRR by giving their customers a solution that easily migra...
This webinar is for anyone interested in, or responsible for moving enterprise applications to or from datacenters and clouds. It will be of particular interest to Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) looking to increase their Monthly Recurring Revenue (MR...
appzero has announced a cloud migration partner program designed specifically for Cloud providers and the System Integrators (SI) who have practices specializing in moving enterprise applications to those clouds. With its recently released zapp migration capability at the core of the p...
appzero CEO, Greg O'Connor and CTO Giovanni Boschi will be speaking on appzero's newly announced, patent pending zapp migration at Cloud Expo, NY, NY at 8:15 on June 12th: Cloud migration automation; on-board complex enterprise applications Moving production applications to the cloud...
Vegas to Boston, with a nice glass of scotch in my hand, I settled in for yet another red eye flight (I am getting way too old for this). There was plenty of time to reflect on what had been a jam packed couple of days at the IBM Impact 2012 global conference themed, “Innovate, Transf...
The appzero approach of transforming an application during the move guarantees that the applications are running on an operations stack that is homogenous, uniform and consistent. And there you have your competitive advantage. A clean match between “the story” and the “install” means g...
What do you call a tool for moving complex enterprise applications to the cloud? That's what we wanted to know. So we ran a contest, kicking it off at Cloud Expo. (AppZero announces contest to name tool that automates the movement of Windows applications to and from any clouds.) First...
The SaaS/on-premises tension sets up a complex series of challenges for the ISV including questions of business models, maintenance of multiple product versions, and updating of software to name a few issues. With apologies to last century’s poet Robert Frost, smart money may rest on t...
Clearly our family had moved to the cloud. But we had done so without giving a thought to any of the ramifications of this move. We had simply moved across the continuum from Cloud what? … to Cloud who? … to what does this mean to me and how do I use it? … to cloud, uh oh, what now? ...
The vision fueling the promise is the Elastic Enterprise in which production workloads can be moved across computing resources anywhere – datacenters and clouds – at any time, according to the demands of business. The enterprise extends across clouds at will, receding into familiar dat...
We were all there at the beginning when, “The Internet changed everything,” morphed into the paradigm buster we now call “The Cloud.” As an industry, we watched Amazon (AWS) break the $100M revenue mark in 2008; scanned Gartner’s first cloud computing vendor list in 2009; and heard Mic...
AppZero and CohesiveFT on Tuesday announced a partnership to enable enterprises to seamlessly and securely provision and run existing workloads across hybrid and federated clouds. Automating the provisioning and secure movement of Microsoft Windows server applications and topologies as...
Application virtualization pioneer AppZero has announced a contest to name its groundbreaking tool for automatically moving enterprise applications to, from, and amongst clouds without engineering or lock-in. The company will debut the capability at Cloud Expo West in Santa Clara, CA N...
Bring me a tent and set up a porta-potty. I am heading to the streets with a message: The cloud is ready for enterprise applications today. And the enterprise is ready for my cause: Occupy Cloud! As Occupy Wall Street went global mixing grievance with entitlement, the movement quic...
Boston, MA October 27, 2011 – AppZero, pioneer in virtualization of enterprise applications, announced that CEO, Greg O’Connor will speak on “The Elastic Enterprise: Application Agility holds key to Hybrid Clouds” at Cloud Expo West, Wednesday at 9:00am. Discussing the critical roles ...
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....
What do a day at the beach and bringing absolutely unique technology to market have in common? They are two of my favorite things. Half educator, half evangelist, I spend my days carving out the difference between virtualizing server applications (AppZero) and virtualizing the server...
The battle cry of IT brinksmanship, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," means that risk has triumphed over cost. This fate is commonplace for legacy applications which can be found sitting on an outdated/unsupported box, running on ancient OS sporting a "Do Not Touch" sign. Not importa...
The webinars in this track include topics such as instant PoCs and demos; acceleration of the sales cycle and time to revenue; advances in server application distribution across an application’s lifecycle; and a non-engineering approach to “SaaSification” of ISV solutions. Similarly, w...
... Then there is the matter of both Cloud.com and CloudSwitch going for something like 100 - 150 times trailing twelve month revenue. (If Apple Cloud were to get that kind of valuation it would be worth 15 trillion dollars -- enough to pay off the entire US debt.) These 2 deals are ...
Question: Why did the server application cross the network? Answer: For the same reason the chicken crossed the road – to get to the other side … (in this case) of the datacenter and clouds. Follow up question: If all a server application ‘wants’ to do is get to another server – ph...
Blink twice and “Can we get a puppy?” becomes “Can I take the car tonight?” Cloud computing took a little longer. By my calculation, it’s taken roughly 8 Cloud Expos to move from “Cloud what?” to “Cloud how?” -- I know because I’ve been at all but the first. So, returning from New Y...
AppZero will back up its claim to be the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to and from any machine with a program aimed specifically to ISVs. Debuting a PoC for PoCs, AppZero will make a no-charge offer to qualified ISVs to provide the software and professional ...
AppZero has announced that Simon Crosby, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Data Center and Cloud Division at Citrix Systems, was elected to AppZero's board of directors. "AppZero knocks down barriers to infrastructure agility, making it fast and easy to move server applications...