Welcome!

@CloudExpo Authors: Zakia Bouachraoui, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski

Related Topics: @CloudExpo, Microsoft Cloud

@CloudExpo: Article

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.

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.

CloudEXPO Stories
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like "How is my application doing" but no idea how to get a proper answer.
Having been in the web hosting industry since 2002, dhosting has gained a great deal of experience while working on a wide range of projects. This experience has enabled the company to develop our amazing new product, which they are now excited to present! Among dHosting's greatest achievements, they can include the development of their own hosting panel, the building of their fully redundant server system, and the creation of dhHosting's unique product, Dynamic Edge.
Your job is mostly boring. Many of the IT operations tasks you perform on a day-to-day basis are repetitive and dull. Utilizing automation can improve your work life, automating away the drudgery and embracing the passion for technology that got you started in the first place. In this presentation, I'll talk about what automation is, and how to approach implementing it in the context of IT Operations. Ned will discuss keys to success in the long term and include practical real-world examples. Get started on automating your way to a brighter future!
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next-gen applications and how to address the challenges of building applications that harness all data types and sources.
Lori MacVittie is a subject matter expert on emerging technology responsible for outbound evangelism across F5's entire product suite. MacVittie has extensive development and technical architecture experience in both high-tech and enterprise organizations, in addition to network and systems administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning technology editor at Network Computing Magazine where she evaluated and tested application-focused technologies including app security and encryption-related solutions. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University, and is an O'Reilly author.