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AppZero, a fast, flexible way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, announced on Tuesday a new version of AppZero Service Provider Edition for use on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform. AppZero's award-winning application migration tool enables customers to move server appl...
In recent years, we have seen a reduction in marketing hype and a transition to more tangible requirements for cloud adoption. We are still very early in the adoption lifecycle, but the barriers to main stream enterprise are slowly coming down. A contributors to crashing through the wa...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Ambernet Technologies, the innovative “Cloud Management Center” company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 14th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 10–12, 2014, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. Ambernet Technologies is a...
Cloud migration innovator AppZero has announced a $3M round of funding to support enterprises moving to the cloud, including those faced with moving millions of applications to newer operating systems from Windows Server 2003, which reaches the end of extended support next year. Leadi...
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications, announced today it has signed a channel partnership agreement with Dot Net Solutions, one of the UK's top Microsoft Cloud partners. The agreement is part of a worldwide channel strategy implemented by AppZero to ensur...
Cloud migration innovator AppZero today announced a $3M round of funding to support enterprises moving to the cloud, including those faced with moving millions of applications to newer operating systems from Windows Server 2003, which reaches the end of extended support next year.
As promised in our earlier post, here are the final predictions we saw making the rounds in the blogosphere at the start of the year. Many are predicting that Microsoft will get more serious about the cloud. Amazon dominated the cloud news in 2013, but 2014 will be a good year for Mic...
The cloud’s main story so far has been one of horizontal providers, such as salesforce.com, Microsoft and Amazon, offering one-size-fits-all solutions. While these providers had some success in the financial services sector, their products weren’t specialized enough to address the need...
DevOps is an exciting and far-reaching shift in IT delivery. The promises are tempting: radically higher productivity, lower cost and more reliable systems. So I guess it’s finally time for your IT organization to get on the development-operations (DevOps) bandwagon, right? Everybody’s...
AppZero, the fastest way to move enterprise applications, today announced the results of its first "State of Readiness for Windows Server 2003 End of Support (EOS)" survey. The 2013 results of more than 200 Fortune 1,000 companies show that 40% of respondents wish to move to the cloud...
There is no disputing the fact that the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) is extremely complex. The law, passed in 1996, set forth a set of regulations regarding authorization, disclosure and the distribution of medical records with the ultimate goal of protec...
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, has announced that Nimbo, Microsoft’s 2013 Windows Azure East Region Partner of the Year, has joined the AppZero Partner Program (APP) as a Gold Partner. Through the partner program, AppZero collabora...
As 2013 ended and 2014 began, the cloud prognosticators came out in true form, including AppZero CEO Greg O’Connor. Here are some of the more interesting predictions and surprising areas of agreement. Hybrid Cloud is the way to go according to Business Today : "This year's catchword...
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications, announced today AppZero v5.5 that introduces the Tether Console and IIS modernization. The software is now available and further eases one-step migrations for complex Windows server applications from older operating ...
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...
Over the past few years, the cloud evolution has answered all questions on the cloud being the right strategy. The key challenge that remains now is leveraging cloud capabilities and features in such a way that they can be used to innovate as well as solve business problems. If we rela...
While some providers tout the evils of running agents on your system and can oft be heard shouting, "no agents here!!!", we prefer to keep an open mind at Logentries. We'd rather not dictate to our community what approach to take when collecting log data nor do we try to prescribe what...
We’ve had a lot of people asking for the Log Management Primer for a while now. And, surprisingly, many of these folks have a strong technical background, including developers. Some want it for themselves, and some want it to pass on to a colleague, manager, etc. I’m going to explain w...
BMC Software on Tuesday introduced BMC Marketplace, a cloud-based app store for companies who want to deploy their own “Amazon-like” branded marketplace to market and sell private-label mobile, cloud, custom and desktop applications – twice as fast as any custom alternative. App stor...
AppZero, the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications, announced today its predictions for top Enterprise IT priorities as we head into 2014. Based on its research and work within the industry, AppZero declares modernization as the top priority for any Enterprise IT depa...
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...
With Windows Server 2003 end of extended support approaching, companies are faced with moving large numbers of enterprise applications. Join Microsoft and AppZero for an informative webinar on upgrading production applications from WS2003 to WS2012 or Windows Azure. AppZero's one-step ...
AppZero, a fast, more flexible way to move server applications, announced on Monday a collaboration with Microsoft in which Microsoft is recommending AppZero for moving a variety of applications from Windows Server 2003, which reaches the end of extended support in July, 2015, to Micro...
The gap is widening between legacy ERP and cloud ERP as traditional on-premise tools are shifting toward delivery of applications over the Internet. The sudden growth spurt for ERP in the cloud is largely driven by the vast cost savings resulting from the increased productivity and eff...
The cloud services sector is growing rapidly, particularly in the public cloud space. Market analyst IDC estimates that global spending on public cloud services will top $47 billion this year and more than double by 2017 to reach $107 billion. The analyst attributes this growth in part...
AppZero, the fastest way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, has opened up its year-long WS2003 end of life industry survey to the IT public. The previously “by invitation only” survey is measuring preparedness among the IT community for the impending end of life for WS2003 s...
Enterprise IT organizations are under increasing pressure to do more with less. As such, they are highly motivated to leverage existing investments for maximum efficiencies rather than spend time and resources on acquiring, integrating and managing pricey new equipment. Enterprises are...
When cloud computing started to materialize we learned the benefits of matching workloads to the IT resources but what customer problem prompted the need for cloud computing? This one... In 2005, I was working at Hewlett Packard in the storage group. We were three years past the Compa...
Some businesses today are nervous about moving to cloud-delivered technology because it means allowing their system data to reside somewhere other than their own data center. For some, this can be a tough concept to grasp, especially for those who have spent 25 years or more hosting th...
“The use of cloud-based platforms in the technology industry continues to evolve into more complex arrangements, because the business world now demands a mix of many best-of-breed cloud services to form the optimal solution,” said David Linthicum, Senior Vice President, Cloud Technolog...
Following several discussions with fellow bloggers and industry executives, I found it quite fitting that the natural cloud leaders are the top software and web giants: Google, Microsoft and Amazon. While Amazon’s AWS is The public cloud today Google recently reported that it is doubli...
Cloud standards play an important role in the ability to develop and deliver innovative solutions. Businesses need to include standards in their strategy. In a recent presentation to Managed Service Providers (MSPs), I stressed that embracing standards had to be on their list of strat...
Infrastructure software distributor Dupaco from the Netherlands has recently signed a distribution agreement with the California-based cloud application management company Appcara. With this agreement, Dupaco adds a vital component to its ecosystem of cloud solutions. Appcara’s flagsh...
A while back, I was starting up an EC2 instance on the AWS cloud when it entered an endless restart loop. All the application deployment efforts we’d made (installation and service configuration) over two weeks just went down the drain. So we called support. The support rep redirected ...
The technology infrastructure of today’s business landscape has undergone dramatic shifts in recent years. The consumerization of IT, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement, and of course the cloud have revolutionized the way corporations manage data, complete transactions and commu...
AWS has launched a new certification program like Microsoft’s, Novell’s and VMware’s. There will be courses available through AWS Training and certification will involve an independently verified test on AWS best practices and the applicant’s proficiency in designing, building, deplo...
As the cloud market explodes, a distinct chasm has become apparent between the operation of infrastructure and applications. Sharing, isolation and load balancing issues in the network, combined with high density virtualization in compute and storage resources, can adversely impact the...
APIs are the coding interfaces that enable developers to create third-party apps, plug-ins, and add-ons that extend the functionality and potential of existing Software-as-a-Service products. Pedro's comments reframe the entire API industry and, if pursued, would fundamentally alter th...
A number of studies I’ve recently read indicate that more enterprises will use cloud services in 2013 than ever before. This fact is not lost on many of my software vendor clients, who are transitioning many of their on-premises products into cloud-based offerings. The problem many o...
The cloud is often touted as the answer to all our problems. The cloud broker model can give service providers the chance to avoid commoditization by repackaging their own offerings together with cloud services and selling these to customers. But cloud brokers beware. There’s a risk of...