Server applications are really the next frontier in virtualization as organizations move toward reducing the infrastructure need for these costly and labor intensive applications
Andover, MA (PRWEB) July 23, 2009
Enterprises, ISVs and cloud computing providers can learn how to determine which server-based enterprise applications make the most sense to move from the datacenter to a cloud computing environment in a special webcast featuring AppZero and leading industry analyst firm Gartner at http://www.appzero.com/gartnerwebcast.
IT professionals and line of business managers will gain practical experience on virtualizing server applications -- such as those built on SQL Server, Oracle, IBM and SAP -- so they can be provisioned to the cloud or back to the datacenter, as well as between cloud providers instantaneously, affordably and risk free. Titled "Bringing the Cloud down to Earth," the webcast features 20 minutes of practical advice, industry expertise and best practices from Daryl Plummer, managing vice president, chief of Research and Chief Gartner Fellow, and Greg O'Connor, president and CEO of AppZero.
AppZero develops software that encapsulates server-side enterprise applications as virtual application appliances (VAAs) for easy transfer from the datacenter to the cloud. A VAA contains zero operating system, making movement of 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. Earlier this year, AppZero was listed as a "Cool Vendor" in a report from Gartner titled "Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009 published on April 6, 2009.
"Server applications are really the next frontier in virtualization as organizations move toward reducing the infrastructure need for these costly and labor intensive applications," said AppZero's O'Connor. "Anyone who is interested in virtualizing server applications, whether for movement to the cloud or to reduce capital expenditures and simply application lifecyle management can benefit from this webcast."
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.
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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 Cool Vendors in Cloud Computing System and Application Infrastructure, 2009, Publication Date: 6 April 2009 ID Number: G00166695
David W. Cearley, Ted Chamberlin, Lydia Leong, Daryl C. Plummer, Adam W. Couture, David Mitchell Smith