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Yep, I play Pokémon Go. I take joy walking around the neighborhood and in strange towns catching a Pinsir, Ponyta, or Growlithe or two (though I have to put up with those pesky Ekans, Paras and Spearows). You see, I play Pokémon Go for …er, um,… research purposes. I can’t help but t...
Red Hat, Inc. on Monday announced Red Hat CloudForms 3.1, the next version of its open hybrid cloud management solution, available in September 2014. Red Hat CloudForms 3.1 extends enterprise-grade cloud management across private, public and hybrid clouds with additional management fe...
If you're not virtualizing, you're missing reduced equipment, management, and utilities costs, along with increased server utilization rates and the right path to cloud computing. But when you virtualize, backup becomes even more of an issue. Traditional agent-based backup and recovery...
Virtualization obscures the lines with storage and it becomes intractably complex to manage the macro-level supply and demand of resources occurring across the stack. Traditional management tools – storage- and virtualization-related – are running into the limitations of their stats-ba...
A distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack on a Bitcoin wallet and transaction facilitator netted hackers with 1,265 Bitcoins worth $1 million. The hack attack started on November 15th, and it followed several other nefarious online maneuvers over a period of 48 hours. The victim is...
AppZero has announced three premier partners as the company sees significant revenue growth. In addition to IBM and HP Cloud Services, AppZero has added Amazon Web Services, CA Technologies, and Rackspace to its premier partner program this year. Through the program, AppZero collabora...
Everyone is talking about the benefits of “the Cloud,” but are you ready to pick up and move your business applications? With Windows Server 2003 end of life approaching, companies are faced with moving large numbers of enterprise applications. Learn how you can modernize your applicat...
It's that time of year again. Time for the industry's most influential infrastructure gathering, VMworld. And, as has become an annual occurrence, I jot down some pre-show thoughts about the event (
In my previous post (Cloud Data, Security, Privacy & Confidentiality/ The ISV Perspective) I talked about the increasing exposure of data, the changing landscape of data confidentiality and the need to shield data rather than retreat into – largely mythical -“safe heavens” of on prem...
With the C-suite, innovators, developers and IT all pushing for the cloud, albeit for different reasons, there is no doubt that cloud computing is the next or fifth wave. As the cloud computing market continues to mature, explaining the platform shift gets easier and more succinct. Th...
If the leadership in your organization is mature and has a good track record – rest assured that a risk-mitigated decision to dabble in the public cloud is a vote of confidence in your direction. It's little more than innate human nature to strive to control the environment around us....
A mini Y2K event for applications stranded on those old, obsolete servers. The challenge is clear. EOL means no more patches and security vulnerabilities increase on a daily basis. For those wishing to keep their machines running, this is a situation that requires action.. There are t...
With Windows Server 2003 end of life approaching, companies will be faced with moving large numbers of enterprise applications. We provide the only way to upgrade existing server applications from WS2003 to WS2008 or WS2012 in a cost effective and time saving way. AppZero, the fastes...
Faced with migrating applications from Windows Server 2003 to Windows 2008 or 2012 when adopting the cloud? In his session at the 12th International Cloud Expo, Greg O'Connor, President & CEO of AppZero, will demonstrate new “up-level OS” migration capabilities. This technology allo...
Big Switch Networks figures it’s going to touch off a revolution in open software-defined networking (SDN) when it introduces what it expects will be the industry’s first thin switching software platform, called Switch Light, later this year. The revolution is aimed at breaking the l...
No one is going to argue (at least not strongly) in favor of running business applications on an operating system that does not get security updates. Compliance teams will see this as a huge risk and will move heaven and earth to remediate it. In the next 12 months many IT departments ...
Amazon has dropped more crumbs in the forest to entice the enterprise to ultimately abandon its own infrastructure for its doubtlessly cheaper public cloud. It’s making its Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), which used to be separate service, a free default. It said in a blog that the an...
Update: When I wrote this post three weeks ago, Appzero had just been selected as one of the 25 Hot Cloud Startups by Startup 50, published by Jeff Vance. The list was published on February 9, 2013 as a prelude to his upcoming story "10 Hot Cloud Startups to Watch" for CIO.com. Among ...
A Texas district court Wednesday upheld a jury verdict arrived at in November awarding Internet security firm VirnetX more than $368.2 million after it found Apple and its FaceTime video chat service infringed four virtual private networking patents designed to establish a secure conne...
Companies that need to improve application performance, for example, in server virtualization or VDI environments, frequently come to the conclusion that flash is the best strategy. SSD technology is becoming the "go to" solution for enhancing the performance of these kinds of critical...
Anuta Networks, a provider of network services virtualization solutions, on Thursday announced three new product enhancements for its nCloudX platform to enable cloud service providers and enterprises to achieve the promise of the software defined data center. Specifically, Anuta nClou...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AppZero will exhibit at SYS-CON's 12th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 10–13, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. AppZero is the fastest and most flexible way to move server applications to the cloud, witho...
As the cloud market matures, the desire to get the agility and cost savings for new and legacy applications that run your business grows stronger. Quickly migrating to the cloud or across clouds is where AppZero specializes. At AppZero, we've had many discussions with IT leaders who ...
This demo will appeal to anyone interested in, or responsible for moving enterprise applications to or from datacenters and clouds. It will be of particular interest to Managed Service Providers (MSPs) looking to increase their MRR by giving their customers a solution that easily migra...
This webinar is for anyone interested in, or responsible for moving enterprise applications to or from datacenters and clouds. It will be of particular interest to Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) looking to increase their Monthly Recurring Revenue (MR...
“A lot of people are using cloud computing now, and appzero has this new product out that extracts applications that are already installed, sucks them out of the data center and moves them into the cloud,” explained Greg O'Connor, CEO of appzero, in this SYS-CON.tv interview with Cloud...
Xeround, the Cloud Database company, today announced that their cloud database for MySQL applications is now available on Joyent Cloud, the public cloud designed for real-time, high-performance applications. Joyent Cloud provides public and private cloud computing software and services...
appzero has announced a cloud migration partner program designed specifically for Cloud providers and the System Integrators (SI) who have practices specializing in moving enterprise applications to those clouds. With its recently released zapp migration capability at the core of the p...
Vegas to Boston, with a nice glass of scotch in my hand, I settled in for yet another red eye flight (I am getting way too old for this). There was plenty of time to reflect on what had been a jam packed couple of days at the IBM Impact 2012 global conference themed, “Innovate, Transf...
Xeround, the Cloud Database Company, on Tuesday announced the availability of their database-as-a-service for MySQL applications as an add-on for the AppHarbor .Net platform and for AppFog's PHP Fog PHP platform. Xeround's add-on provides .NET and PHP developers using these platform...
With hypervisors a ubiquitous component of nearly every IT deployment, virtual appliances present a compelling alternative to traditional physical appliances by offering a simpler and faster software deployment model. In recent years, many data storage vendors have jumped on the “virtu...
SYS-CON Events announced today that appzero, the server application virtualization pioneer, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 10th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 11–14, 2012, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York. appzero makes server applications moveable f...
Moving production applications to the cloud takes heavy lifting. The mismatch between the current set of infrastructure tools and application requirements has been both an impediment to cloud adoption and a call for tools that are application-centric. In their session at the 10th Int...
The appzero approach of transforming an application during the move guarantees that the applications are running on an operations stack that is homogenous, uniform and consistent. And there you have your competitive advantage. A clean match between “the story” and the “install” means g...
In the last week or two, the security community has been abuzz with two different papers on the security of RSA keys. It turns out there are tens of thousands of RSA keys out there that are weak: they share a prime modulus with another public key, allowing both keys to be factored (i.e...
VMware has announced continued collaboration with its partner community to deliver secure infrastructures for the cloud. VMware is delivering a new generation of jointly integrated security and compliance solutions with a broad network of committed, trusted security partners -- includi...
One important challenge in cloud computing is about trustability of application of encryption. Porticor, an Israel based start-up, has come out with a technology to encrypt data that rest on cloud based computing centers, using a distinct method called split key.
More and more enterprises now rent space or servers on the cloud to store data. However, the fact that such data remains outside the ambit of the enterprise’s security system and invisible to the enterprise poses a serious security headache.
More and more enterprises now rent space or servers on the cloud to store data. However, the fact that such data remains outside the ambit of the enterprise’s security system and invisible to the enterprise poses a serious security headache.
What do you call a tool for moving complex enterprise applications to the cloud? That's what we wanted to know. So we ran a contest, kicking it off at Cloud Expo. (AppZero announces contest to name tool that automates the movement of Windows applications to and from any clouds.) First...