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Appzero Enables Apps Migration From Soon-To-Be-Phased out Windows 2003 Servers

Written by  Sorab Ghaswalla | 18 February 2013
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appzeroAppZero has announced the release of it ‘up-level OS migration’ technology to enable server applications move from old operating systems to new. One of the main markets AppZero is targeting consists of those clients who are still running Microsoft’s Windows Server 2003, which is nearing term-end.

The company claimed its new product will ease the transition of such production applications to Windows Server 2008(R2).

A company press statement said many organisations were today facing the prospect of migrating applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008(R2) or even Windows 2012 when adopting a private, managed or public cloud. The AppZero tool extracts Windows server applications from production environments and packages them for movement to any data centre or cloud, without re-engineering, change, or lock-in, fast.

Requiring no AppZero software on the source machine, AppZero resides only on the target server, which can be located anywhere – including on the cloud environment where the application is being migrated. AppZero automation eliminates the majority of manual labour, time, costs, and error typically involved in on-boarding complex enterprise applications.

AppZero claimed its tools were one of the fastest and most flexible ways to migrate server applications to and across any cloud or data centre, without re-engineering, re-installation or lock-in. Encapsulating Windows applications in VM/OS-free packages, AppZero’s patented software makes complex server applications moveable with ease.

One of the products AppZero offers is a Bring Your Cloud service that allows enterprises to deploy Windows and Linux server applications to any cloud or server, with the simplicity of mobile apps.

This is aimed at Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) interested in offering one-click deployment of Windows and Linux server applications. Customers can deploy this to any server (physical or virtual) and any cloud with a mere click.

Commenting on the new release, AppZero CEO Greg O’Connor said, “Our new tool makes it even easier to reap the benefits of cloud computing, including lower TCO, greater IT and business flexibility, and scalability.”

[Image courtesy: Appzero]

Sorab Ghaswalla

Sorab Ghaswalla

Sorab Ghaswalla is the Founder of India-based digital world consultancy firm, New Age Content Services LLP, an Internet Entrepreneur & Consultant, a journalist, and owner/Editor of 2 websites. In his free time, he contemplates the larger implications of digital life.

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