Pinup: AppZero Simplifies The Process Of Migrating

Pinup: AppZero Simplifies The Process Of Migrating

AppZero Simplifies the Process of Migrating Windows Server Applications onto the Cloud

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AppZero is a cloud computing startup that offers services for moving applications across cloud or database servers. The company developed its own unique technology, called “Zapp extraction”, to make the usually complex process of application migration simple enough to be completed with just one click of the mouse.

The use of Virtual Application Appliances (VAA) is what makes the Zapp extraction process so fast and simple. Previous methods of migration involved Virtual Machines (VM), which are clunky, often 10 to 100 times larger than the app itself, and run into conflicts when working across different operating systems (OS). The size of VMs makes application migration frustratingly slow; the entire process could take days. This same process takes just minutes with VAAs, which repackages applications without any OS components, resulting in a fast and seamless transport across servers.

Windows Server 2003 (WS2003) will reach end of support in July 2015. In order to comply with security and compliance standards, many IT departments are scrambling to move their server applications to a newer and more secure operating system, like Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012. Microsoft recommends AppZero for this job. AppZero offers “up level” migration that allows you to move an app from Windows Server 2003 to a newer server immediately, no code changes are necessary. You can even move 32-bit apps to a 64-bit OS. There is no need to migrate from WS2003 to WS2008 before migrating to WS2012; you can go straight to WS2003 from WS2012.

AppZero was founded in 2010 and is headquartered in Andover, Massachusetts. It is a private company funded by angel investors. Covington Capital, a Canadian investment firm, has raised more than $10 million in venture capital for AppZero. Covington Capital usually only invests in Canadian companies, the fact that they were willing to make an exception for AppZero highlights the promise of this startup.

President, founder, and CEO Greg O’Connor was previously the president and CEO of Sonic Software, which was acquired by Progress Software in 2005. AppZero has totaled over $40 million in revenue. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) spending is projected to reach $72 billion by 2016, so there is much room for AppZero’s revenue to continue to grow.

The startup topped a recent list published by CIO on the “10 Hot Cloud Startups to Watch”. With the upcoming death of WS2003 and its development of VAAs; AppZero is not just hot, it’s on fire.

By Adam Ritchie

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