AppZero Partners with Unisys to Help Public Sector and Commercial Customers Migrate Applications from Windows Server 2003 to Modern Microsoft Platforms

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As Windows Server 2003 reaches end of support next month, AppZero and Unisys are collaborating with Microsoft to support public sector and commercial customers globally in migrating applications to modern Microsoft platforms.

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"Customers migrating applications from Windows Server 2003 to Azure or Windows 2012 R2 will find AppZero a fast and flexible way to package and provision enterprise apps," said Kesav Nagaraj, Global Director Data Center Services at Unisys.

AppZero, provider of the only automated tool for up-leveling Windows Server 2003 applications onto modern operating environments, such as Windows Server 2012 R2 or clouds such as Microsoft Azure, today announced the addition of Unisys Corporation to its Premier Partner Program. As Windows Server 2003 nears end of support on July 14th, 2015, AppZero and Unisys are collaborating with Microsoft to support public sector and commercial customers globally in migrating applications to modern Microsoft platforms.

AppZero identifies, extracts and moves most enterprise Windows Server applications to any server - physical or virtual – and to any cloud or anywhere in the data center, without requiring AppZero software on the source server and with no change to the application. Further, AppZero is the only migration tool that can up-level just the application, leaving old systems behind, completing migrations in less time than other tools or via re-installation.

Unisys offers end-to-end services to manage all aspects of migration. These services include:

  • Azure Cloud Advisory Service: A comprehensive service that delivers a strategic view and roadmap to help clients efficiently migrate the management of workloads from existing on-premises resources to Azure.
  • Infrastructure Transformation Service: A consultative offering to help clients identify the data center transformation projects needed to modernize their IT on Windows Server 2012 R2 or Azure.
  • Data Center Transformation Design and Implementation Services: The people, processes, technology and expert project management required to design, build and transform data center environments, including Windows Server 2003 migration.

"Customers migrating applications from Windows Server 2003 to either Azure or to Windows 2012 R2 will find AppZero a fast and flexible way to package and provision enterprise apps," said Kesav Nagaraj, Global Director Data Center Services at Unisys.

According to Michael Leworthy, Group Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft, "We're pleased to see AppZero and Unisys working together to support agencies and other customers moving forward from Windows Server 2003. AppZero brings the benefits of performing tasks associated with migration to newer versions of Windows Server or Azure -- rehosting, redirecting and reinstalling applications to their new destination -- all at the same time. This not only accelerates the process but reduces error at a time when speed and accuracy are of supreme importance. "

Added Greg O'Connor, AppZero CEO, "Unisys is widely recognized for understanding the complexity, uniqueness and careful planning needed to support clients as they modernize and move to the cloud without disruption. Similarly, Microsoft offers complete hybrid cloud platform, allowing customers to seamlessly integrate their on-premises and cloud workloads. We're proud to be the provider for up leveling Windows Server 2003 applications to modern servers as well as Azure and are pleased to officially welcome Unisys to the team."

For a free whitepaper on Migrating from Windows Server 2003 to Newer Operating Systems and the Cloud visit: https://www.appzero.com/white-papers/migrating-ws2003.

For more information about Unisys services, visit http://outreach.unisys.com/UnisysMigrationServices.

AppZero partners combine cutting edge products and services that open up the business potential of the cloud. For more information or to participate in the partner program contact: partners(at)appzero(dot)com.

About AppZero
AppZero (https://www.appzero.com/) is the fastest, most flexible way to move server applications to and across any cloud or datacenter, without code change or lock-in. Encapsulating Windows applications in VM/OS-free packages, AppZero’s patented software moves complex server applications with ease. AppZero allows you to move from an old OS to a newer one, with the click of a button - modernize and move to the cloud in one step.

About Unisys:
Unisys is a global information technology company that solves organizations’ most pressing IT and business challenges. With more than 20,000 employees serving clients around the world, our offerings include cloud and infrastructure services, application services, business process outsourcing services, and high-end server technology. For more information, visit http://www.unisys.com.

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