"This automation of installation and configuration of server applications speeds deployment, reduces errors, cuts the need for a human touch and offers businesses an on-demand approach for running server-side apps when and where they want.”
Andover, MA (PRWEB) May 18, 2010
Server application virtualization pioneer, AppZero, today announced the availability of the AppZero Release 4.5 Virtual Application Appliance (VAA) Suite, enabling groups of virtualized server applications to be “scooped and moved” across datacenter and cloud environments without requiring any operating system component. This automates and makes the process of moving multi-application workloads fast, easy and reliable, providing enterprises with an on-demand approach for running server-side apps when and where they want.
The AppZero Enterprise Suite is built on AppZero’s patent-pending Cloud Container Isolation Technology™ that encapsulates a server application and all of its dependencies, but with zero operating system (OS) component. The VAA, freed from any OS encumbrance, can move seamlessly from data center to, and among, clouds and back across both physical and virtual servers.
The new 4.5 release helps customers create VAAs with the addition of a new “scoop and move” creation tool. Now all the applications on a machine can be scooped up without the OS and the applications are packaged as a VAA making them mobile from another server or from the data center to the cloud. Also included in Release 4.5 is support for mixed mode 64 and 32 bit Windows-on-Windows applications, enabling these applications to be isolated within a VAA Cloud container. Finally, a new feature called One-click-run makes loading and running a VAA from the network a single step process.
"We are hearing from our customers about the need to increase sharing of services across their infrastructure by moving to cloud technologies, says Michael Cardy, CTO of OnX Enterprise Solutions Ltd. With AppZero's expanded capabilities in 4.5 this can be accomplished for a broader range of 32 and 64 bit applications in a faster time to value."
AppZero enables IT to take advantage of both the agility of instant single “gold” image provisioning and the cost reduction of software consolidation. Our customers benefit by:
- dramatically decreasing application provisioning time
- reducing management costs and preventing VM Sprawl by enabling dynamic composition of single “gold” images of the OS and application
- choosing where applications and workloads run -- in the data center, private cloud, public cloud -- with no coding change
- lowering the cost of software ownership by stacking applications together
“As Hypervisors become more mainstream, companies have become proficient and experienced with server virtualization,” says Greg O’Connor, AppZero CEO. “The data center landscape now has a mixed set of virtual and physical machines, private and public clouds. Leading companies are investing in automation to move applications and workloads across all these environments.”
Server-side application virtualization enables seamless movement of applications across boundaries -- machines (P2V, V2V, V2P, P2P), VMs (VmWare, Xen, Hyper-V, KVM), OS (Windows 2003 2 Windows 2008), location (Data Center 2 Cloud or D2C, C2C, C2D, D2D) -- without any changes in code. Decoupling the application from the underlying OS and running the application in Cloud Container Isolation Technology enables the app to be “stacked” on a single OS. Software consolidation is the next step for IT to save money as application mobility accelerates agility by freeing the app to run when and where the business wants.
"The AppZero VAA enables a single gold server-application image for instant, cross-domain provisioning of private clouds, to multiple clouds and back, giving ultimate control back to the business," says Greg O’Connor, AppZero CEO. "This automation of installation and configuration of server applications speeds deployment, reduces errors, cuts the need for a human touch and offers businesses an on-demand approach for running server-side apps when and where they want.”
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Pricing and Availability
The beta version of AppZero 4.5 is available immediately. Pricing is $500 per OS instance with a purchase of 10, regardless of the number of processors. The beta, as well as a free 2-week trial version of AppZero 4.1, is available at http://www.appzero.com/content/download for Windows XP, Windows 2003, Windows 2008 and Windows 7. Version 4.5 will be generally available June 19. To learn more about AppZero products, please call +1-617-820-5126 or contact us at info(at)appzero(dot)com.
AppZero software virtualizes Windows and UNIX server applications for nearly instant provisioning as services across a network, on any server (physical or virtual), in the datacenter or in the cloud. First to market with a toolset for virtualizing server-side applications, AppZero has pioneered the Virtual Application Appliance (VAA), in which an application is encapsulated with all of its dependencies - but without any operating system (OS) component. The result is server applications that are 100% portable with zero footprint and performance near native levels. For enterprises and ISVs intrigued by the capital-free potential of pay-as-you-go-computing, AppZero provides a smooth on-ramp to the cloud without any cloud lock-in. Requiring no modification to existing applications, AppZero makes it technically easy and economically sensible to explore and exploit cloud computing.