Leading Analyst Lists AppZero in Report on Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing

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AppZero has been listed as a "Cool Vendor" in a new report from Gartner titled "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure. AppZero is the only tool available for decoupling server side applications from operating systems by creating virtual application appliances that can be quickly moved from the datacenter to the cloud and back.

Our channel partners and customers are already seeing as much as 50 percent savings in software licensing fees alone by creating AppZero VAAs and moving them from old to new hardware. Moving applications to the cloud removes the upfront cost of owning all the infrastructure required to run an application

AppZero has been listed as a "Cool Vendor" in a new report from Gartner titled "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009 published on April 6, 2009.

According to the report, "For most enterprises, 2009 will be a year of experimentation and of the use of cloud infrastructure to power leading-edge and targeted applications."

AppZero develops software that encapsulates server side enterprise applications as Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs) so they can be easily move from the datacenter to the cloud. A VAA contains zero operating system and makes moving enterprise applications to cloud computing environments such as GoGrid and Amazon EC2 simple, fast and reliable. By separating the application from the operating system and its dependencies, legacy and new applications can be quickly moved across different servers and to and from the cloud, without burdensome licensing issues.

AppZero President and CEO Greg O'Connor says applications, middleware and database systems from IBM (NYSE:IBM), Microsoft (NSDQ:MSFT) and Oracle (NSDQ:ORCL) can be easily turned into VAAs and moved into the cloud. Significant savings in application lifecycle, operating systems licenses and huge reduction in application supporting infrastructure such as management and anti-virus can be achieved, while enabling the flexibility to run IT operations wherever there is the best competitive advantage for the business at any moment in time. "Our channel partners and customers are already seeing as much as 50 percent savings in software licensing fees alone by creating AppZero VAAs and moving them from old to new hardware. Moving applications to the cloud removes the upfront cost of owning all the infrastructure required to run an application," O'Connor said.

AppZero is the only tool available for decoupling server side applications from operating systems by creating virtual application appliances that can be quickly moved from the datacenter to the cloud and back . AppZero supports Linux, Solaris and Windows 2003 and Server 2008, 32 and 64 bit infrastructures.

About Gartner's Cool Vendor Selection Process
Gartner's listing does not constitute an exhaustive list of vendors in any given technology area, but rather is designed to highlight interesting, new and innovative vendors, products and services. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness of a particular purpose. Gartner defines a cool vendor as a company that offers technologies or solutions that are: Innovative, enable users to do things they couldn't do before; Impactful, have, or will have, business impact (not just technology for the sake of technology); Intriguing, have caught Gartner's interest or curiosity in approximately the past six months.

About AppZero
AppZero develops software for creating, controlling and maintaining Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs), server-side application appliances that make provisioning of applications as services almost instantaneous: across a network, on any server (physical or virtual), in the datacenter, hosted, or in the cloud. For more information, visit http://www.AppZero.com.

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