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Greg O'Connor

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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 solid "run-your-business operating platform" to one where there will be no security patches, no compliance and escalating costs.  There are few events that open up such large security concerns, throw compliance out the window and have a greater than million dollar price tag all at the same time. In one of the Microsoft sessions at the recent World Wide Partner Conference (WPC), they revealed that there are 22 million machines still running Windows Server 2003. They estimate that 53% of them are physical, likely running on old hardware providing a big hardware refresh opportunity as wel... (more)

Who Invented Virtualization?

VAA on Ulitzer We've all been there.  Minding our own business in a local establishment, when a discussion's heat rises to the level of a sporting bet.  Sides are chosen, money plunked down, combatants await the reveal.  Other than adult beverages, the thing these bets seem to have in common is that the winning fact generally runs against commonly held assumptions. Here's a winner for you: Q:  What company "invented" virtualization technology? A:  The long defunct Burroughs Corporation first brought mainframe virtualization to market in the 1960s.  But it was not until the then ... (more)

AppZero Arms ISVs to Face the Dark Side of Freedom

Hypothetical question:  If a big ISV were to fall in love with AppZero technology but turn out to be a VMware sibling, do I have a.) a great opportunity, b.) a giant time sink, or c.) a competitive trap on my hands? I love talking with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) about how Virtual Application Appliance (VAA) is the way to go for delivering applications to their users.  It's true.  It's fun.  It's revolutionary. Last week my CTO and I were in a room with 5 engineers who were describing the challenge of supporting close to 10,000 customers on a software application that doe... (more)

AppZero Automates Movement of Enterprise Apps to and from All Clouds

Advancing a clear vision for the Elastic Enterprise, application virtualization pioneer AppZero today announced availability of release 4.8 which delivers breakthrough functionality for moving applications, of particular interest to enterprise IT, cloud providers, and software vendors (ISVs). New in release 4.8, AppZero accomplishes real-time migration and cloning of enterprise applications (Windows server and desktop) by simply running them on a target machine. This new technology builds a Virtual Application Appliance (VAA) automatically populating it with the components an ... (more)

appzero to Demonstrate New zapp Application Migration Automation

Media Alert: appzero to demonstrate new zapp application migration automation in IBM's Cloud Zone Partner Pavilion at Impact show, Las Vegas April 29th through May 2nd What: appzero will be demonstrating its newly announced zapp migration at Impact 2012. 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... (more)