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AppZero Survey Sizes Industry Concerns Around WS2003 End of Life

Industry experts estimate that there are more than 10 million machines still running WS2003 that are soon-to-be stranded

Microsoft ends extended support for WS2003 on July 14, 2015; Enterprises seek Solutions

Redmond, WA and Andover, MA - September 24, 2013:  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 set by Microsoft for July 14, 2015.  IT professionals can take "The #WS2003 EOL" Survey here.

As Windows Server 2003 fast approaches end of life (EOL), the ability to move to a newer version of the OS (WS 2008 R2 or WS 2012) becomes critical. Enterprises may seek to modernize and move to the cloud at the same time.  Early survey results from more than 200 Fortune 1,000 companies reveal that 40% of respondents wish to move to the cloud as part of their EOL remediation efforts and 51% are worried about security, compliance and vulnerability management.  All survey participants will receive the final research report at no charge.  To participate, take "The #WS2003 EOL Survey" here.

Industry experts estimate that there are more than 10 million machines still running WS2003 that are soon-to-be stranded.  For those in regulated industries, this will especially cause a heavy compliance burden.

"As a result of compliance regulations, we are already seeing a large number of pharmaceuticals, banks and insurance companies looking to move their applications in order to remediate the risks of WS2003 EOL," said Greg O'Connor, AppZero CEO. "The almost 20 months until EOL may sound like a long time, until you do the math and look at the number of servers that need to be upgraded in that time."

To take the survey and receive a complimentary copy of the research report visit AppZero's EOL Survey.

AppZero is the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications to and across any cloud or datacenter, 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 modernize your infrastructure, moving from an old OS to a newer one with the click of a button - modernize and move to the cloud in one step.

For more information, visit www.appzero.com and follow us on twitter @AppZero_Inc

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Adine Deford is the CMO for AppZero – the fastest and most flexible way to move workloads across clouds and datacenter servers, without re-engineering, re-installation, or lock-in. With more than two decades of technology marketing experience, she has a deep understanding of the power of “trigger events” in launching disruptive technologies. She predicts that the end of life for Windows Server 2003 scheduled for July 2015, will be the event that puts application migration, particularly cloud migration on the map. You can follow her on Twitter at @AdineDeford.