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Companies are bracing for the challenge of upgrading hundreds or thousands of servers ahead of the "end of life" of Windows Server 2003 in July, 2015.  Join this informative webinar to hear Microsoft's recommendations and see a demonstration of AppZero, the only automated way to "uplevel" applications off WS2003 and onto newer operating systems. Microsoft and AppZero Present: "How to Solve the Challenge of WS 2003 End of Life." Thursday, May 29, 2014 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT Register Here AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move server applications to and across the cloud, without code change or lock-in. Encapsulating Windows applications in VM/OS-free packages, AppZero's patented software moves complex server applications with ease.  AppZero allows you to move from an old operating system to a newer one, with the click of a button - modernize and move to the cloud in ... (more)

Three Things You Must Know About the End of Support of Windows Server 2003

In the wake of the end of support of Windows XP and the almost immediate exploitation with the IE vulnerability, focus has turned to the next big End of Support (EOS) event which is for Windows Server 2003.  To help companies prepare to navigate large migration projects of WS 2003 AppZero and Microsoft teamed up last week in a webinar entitled "How to Solve the Challenge of WS2003."  You can view the slides and recording here (registration required). The first big takeaway was "now is the time to act." Customer feedback around XP migrations is that it is important to start plann... (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 to Launch New Application Modernization Tool

Microsoft  Tech Ed 2014 attendees will get a first look at the only automated application migration tool for modernizing enterprise server applications ahead of the end of life of Windows Server 2003 when AppZero releases AppZero V6 during the conference May 12-15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX.  Microsoft and AppZero will also cohost a webinar "How to Solve the Challenge of WS 2003 End of Life" on May 29 at 1:00 (EST) showing AppZero V6 in action. Register here for the webinar. AppZero is the only product available that can "up-level" your infrastructur... (more)