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AppZero, a fast, flexible way to move enterprise applications to the cloud, has announced that AppZero Cloud Edition is available to try on Amazon Web Services (AWS) free of charge, as an AWS Test Drive.  AppZero's award-winning application migration tool enables users to move server applications onto physical, virtual or cloud servers, simply, fast, and with no code changes -- at the push of a button. AWS Test Drive provides a private IT sandbox environment containing preconfigured server based solutions. In under an hour, and using a step-by-step lab manual and video, launch, login and learn more about using AppZero to migrate an app onto AWS, in a hands-on lab. As Windows Server 2003 fast approaches end of support (EOS), the ability to move to a newer version of the operating system (WS2008 R2, WS2012 or WS2012 R2) becomes critical.  AppZero enables customers to... (more)

2014 Cloud Computing Predictions Round-Up – Part 2

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. 3 [More] Cloud Predictions of 2014: Cloud computing will become mainstream. Bring-your-own-encryption will dominate the security discussion in 2014 Microsoft and Google get serious about the cloud "We'll continue to call it "cloud" for some time to come," says Joe McKendrick in Forbes, "and vendors will continue to pitch it as "cloud," but it's now the mainstream. We've seen this before. In the early 1990s, there was client/server computing, in whi... (more)

2014 Cloud Computing Predictions Round-Up | Part 1

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. Five Cloud Predictions of 2014 Hybrid Cloud will dominate. Cloud security will ramp and organizations will bring their own security to the public cloud. Datacenters will be consolidated. 2014 is the year of PaaS. Lots of money will be spent on cloud computing! Hybrid Cloud is the way to go according to Business Today :  "This year's catchwords will be "hybrid cloud," or the combin... (more)

AppZero Collaborates with Microsoft to Support Windows Server

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 Microsoft's newer operating systems. The collaboration will help educate Systems Integrators and enterprises about the benefits of Windows Server 2012, Windows Server Hyper-V, and Windows Azure. AppZero extracts existing applications, leaving the operating system behind, and migrates the applications to... (more)

Windows Server 2003 End of Life Is Coming – Are You Ready? [Survey]

Follow Adine on Twitter: @AdineDeford. In case you haven't heard, Microsoft has announced that the end of life (EOL) for Windows Server 2003 is July 14, 2015.  Let me repeat that: as of July 14, 2015 you can no longer get Extended Support for WS 2003; #WS2003EOL. If you're wondering what this means for you, it comes down to this - there will be no patches or security updates, putting your applications and business at risk. New threats won't be addressed and your WS2003 systems will become a security risk and compliance nightmare.  In a recent blog post, Microsoft warns us to "wat... (more)