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)
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.
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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)
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Much has been written about applications that are stranded on Solaris 2.6/7
OS and rare-as-unicorn hardware. In fact, much of it has been written by me.
My trusty biz dev leader suggested that I take an ROI run on the topic in my
next blog .... which is this one. But I just can't bring myself to do it.
Why? Because I can't see building an elaborate spreadsheet showing how
AppZero is the best option, when the choice is a no brainer that my 7 year
old son could make.
Let's play the model out and you tell me if a spreadsheet would... (more)
IT departments hate end of life of products and the resulting headaches. End
of life for a product means the support lifeline disappears, security updates
stop and IT is left stranded with the compliance team breathing down their
neck. Upgrade projects are not a fun sell to the business. "Hey, Ms./Mr.
Business, let's invest a bunch of money and time to get the same place you
were before"... Gee, let's get out the drill bit and do a root canal while
we're at it.
For the Windows 2003 Server family you should know the following:
On July 13, 2010 Mainstream Support for Windows Server... (more)