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Announcing @AppZero_Inc Migration Software Now @Azure Certified [#Cloud]

AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move server applications to and across a cloud or datacenter, without code change or lock-in

AppZero has announced that its award-winning application migration software is now fully qualified within the Microsoft Azure Certified program. AppZero has undergone extensive technical evaluation with Microsoft Corp., earning its designation as Microsoft Azure Certified. As a result of AppZero's work with Microsoft, customers are able to easily find, purchase and deploy AppZero from the Azure Marketplace. With just a few clicks, users have an Azure-based solution for moving applications to the cloud.

AppZero is a fast, flexible way to move server applications to and across a cloud or datacenter, without code change or lock-in. Encapsulating Windows applications in VM/OS-free containers. AppZero's patented software moves complex Windows Server applications with ease, allowing you to move from an old OS to a newer one, with the click of a button.

As Windows Server 2003 fast approaches end of support (EOS), the ability to move to a newer version of the operating system (Windows Server 2012 and Windows Server 2012 R2) becomes critical. AppZero enables customers to modernize and move to Microsoft Azure in one step. A published AppZero survey of Fortune 1,000 companies revealed that 75 percent of respondents wish to, or are considering, move to the cloud as part of their EOS remediation efforts.

"Having AppZero available in the Azure Marketplace enables businesses to easily adopt Azure as the landing pad for their applications," said Greg O'Connor, AppZero CEO.  "Whether the goal is to upgrade applications off Windows Server 2003 or to move applications to Azure, purchasing Azure VMs with AppZero preinstalled, from the Azure Marketplace, makes the process even easier."

"By achieving Microsoft Azure Certified status, AppZero now works more closely with Azure and can be easily purchased and deployed from the Azure Marketplace," said Kim Akers, General Manager, Microsoft. "It provides a high-quality experience for customers who want to migrate their applications onto Azure."

About AppZero
AppZero moves Windows Server applications from a source machine to any destination server, in any cloud or datacenter. With AppZero you can upgrade the OS and move to the cloud in one step; important as Windows Server 2003 faces end of life.  AppZero's OS-free approach to application migration has all of the traditional advantages with none of the disadvantages, making it fast and easy to move apps to the cloud. AppZero is the only automated tool available that can "up-level" your infrastructure, moving apps from an old OS to a newer one with the click of a button.

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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.