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Greg O'Connor

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VMware Virtualization on Ulitzer VMWare's purchase of SpringSource came as quite a shock to many in the industry. Why?  Because, with this purchase, the Gorilla of Virtualization jumped from below the OS right smack up into application development and the runtime stack.  Now they can deliver a Platform as a Service (Paas) for everyone under the sun .... or, as is more likely, the cloud. At first glance, you might wonder why VMware would make this move into the application development space: What synergy is there between the below the OS infrastructure and application infrastructure?  Is Microsoft's Hyper-V making such in roads that VMware is compelled to pursue a diversification play in order to complete? If it's one stop shopping they are looking to offer, okay.  But how many one stop companies can there be?  Oracle, IBM, and Microsoft have been building their one... (more)

VMware’s Genius: Doing Something Old

Virtualization Magazine on Ulitzer Here's my premise:  high impact, culture-bending technological innovations - however different they may be one from another - conform to a predictable template of evolution.  It goes something like this: 1.       Break-thru - The point of entry at which a technology breaks onto the market scene doing something old in a dramatically new way.  The break-thru vendor, frequently a modest sized venture or start-up, faces the uphill struggle to educate, and otherwise evangelize its would-be market.  It is an expensive, labor-intensive phase in which t... (more)

Measuring Cloud Agility in Lunches, not Days

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 - physical or virtual - why would it drag along an OS?  Answer: Because it didn't know it had a much more agile and faster option - OS-free server application virtualization. And here we get to the heart of the matter .... Server application virtualization is frequently misunderstood because when they th... (more)

AppZero Offers Go Daddy Rescue Program

AppZero has announced a free cloud rescue program for companies stranded in Go Daddy's soon-to-be-defunct cloud offering. For each Go Daddy customer, the offer includes free migration of two applications from Go Daddy to any cloud provider. The cloud rescue program has two components: Application migration -- AppZero, the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to and across any clouds, will provide its Zapp application migration solution at no charge for the first two applications. Cloud destination - current Go Daddy customers will make their own arrangements... (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)