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Cochlear Selects @AppZero_Inc for WS2003 Migrations [#Cloud]

Cochlear Selects AppZero for Easy Migration of Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Applications to Minimize Cybersecurity Risks

Cochlear Limited, the global leader in implantable hearing solutions, has selected AppZero for easy migration of its Microsoft Windows Server 2003 applications, a major priority for IT organizations before Microsoft ends support on July 14, 2015.  AppZero software enables server application migration from old operating systems to new platforms or clouds and has been proven to be ten times faster, more reliable and efficient than alternative approaches.  Organizations that fail to upgrade their Windows 2003 servers increase cybersecurity risks because Microsoft will no longer issue security updates after the end of support period, making business and other applications more vulnerable to attack.

AppZero's Windows Server 2003 endeavor with Cochlear follows announcement of a major pharmaceutical AppZero migration project last month. Many healthcare companies are undergoing complete remediation of large populations of Windows Server 2003 systems and applications, not just to meet the end of service deadline, but to document their compliance and conduct application validation required in some sectors.  Automating the process of Windows Server 2003 upgrades avoids the arduous tasks of reinstalling and reconfiguring upgraded servers and applications.  AppZero is uniquely capable of encapsulating and moving just the application, rather than the entire machine with its operating system and other services. This is important for migration speed and agility -- the freedom to quickly and precisely provision and deploy even complex, multi-tiered applications to new servers or to clouds.

"With AppZero, we can quickly identify, extract and move enterprise applications, without making changes to the applications, which is so much more secure from a compliance perspective," said Anil Kalra, Project Manager, Infrastructure at Cochlear.  "We're pleased to have AppZero help us get out in front of our Windows Server 2003 migration."

AppZero automation eliminates the majority of manual labor, time and costs typically involved in migrating complex enterprise applications. For companies modernizing datacenters or adopting the cloud, it is essential to modernize the infrastructure under the application when migrating existing applications. With AppZero's separation of applications from the OS, IT organizations moving to clouds or modern datacenters are no longer stuck with old operating systems or out of date security, but are free to adopt leading edge operation tools and modernize the operating system at the same time.

According to AppZero CEO Greg O'Connor, "Cochlear is a great example of a leading edge company with a strategic IT organization that is getting out ahead of their technology challenges, and minimizing their risk exposure and transforming their datacenter at the same time."

About AppZero: 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 move from an old OS to a newer one, with the click of a button - modernize and move to the cloud in one step.

More Stories By Adine Deford

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.

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