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Greg O'Connor

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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)

AppZero OS-Free App Delivery – to Cloud, in Datacenter, on Upgraded OS

Application virtualization innovator AppZero has announced a series of initiatives designed to match its patented technology to the most universal business needs of ISVs. Top among those felt needs are: 1) the labor-intensive pre-sales demo and proof-of-concept (PoC) activities, and 2) an interest to move applications to and from numerous clouds according to customer preferences. 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 wil... (more)

ISVs Caught in the Chasm: Between Heaven and Earth – SaaS and On-Premises

Software as a Service (SaaS) is the darling of today's real world, enterprise-impacting cloud computing use cases. Industry analysts and research firms are tripping over each other extolling mega-CAGR for SaaS, with the 451 Group going so far as attributing 75% of PaaS spending for use cases that are attached to SaaS deployments. In its 2011 research report "Cloud Computing Takes Off," Morgan Stanley is bullish on the future of PaaS stating, "The low capex requirements, robust cloud enablement and rapidly improving developer toolsets are significantly lowering the barriers to en... (more)

AppZero to Demonstrate Zapp Application Migration Automation in Rackspace Pavilion

Media Alert: AppZero to demonstrate Zapp application migration automation in Rackspace pavilion at Cloud Expo, Santa Clara Nov 7th through Nov 8th What: AppZero will be demonstrating its newly announced Zapp migration at Cloud Expo 2012 West. The fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to any cloud, Zapp automatically extracts Windows server applications from production environments and packages them for movement to any cloud, without re-engineering, change, or lock-in. The demonstration will show how Zapp automation slashes the bulk of manual labor, time, costs,... (more)

Henry Ford & Bezos’s Law Signal It's Time to Ditch the Datacenter [#Cloud]

Editor's note:  An abridged version of this post ran last week on the Gigaom blog. 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 stand on the debate over which cloud giant will reign supreme, it's clear the economic forces shaping the market are evolving quickly. Now comes new cloud computing data based on Total Cost of Infrastructure (TCOI) pr... (more)