AppZero Extends OS-free Application Virtualization Technology to the Desktop; Announces Partnership with Stoneware Inc.

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AppZero today announced extension of its OS-free application virtualization technology to the desktop. First to market with technology that packages server applications as Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs) -- pre-installed, preconfigured applications that are ready to execute on a running operating system (OS) -- AppZero is the only tool available for decoupling server-side applications from operating systems.

AppZero remains the only technology for decoupling server-side applications from Windows and Linux operating systems.

AppZero today announced extension of its OS-free application virtualization technology to the desktop. First to market with technology that packages server applications as Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs) -- pre-installed, preconfigured applications that are ready to execute on a running operating system (OS) -- AppZero is the only tool available for decoupling server-side applications from operating systems.

This VAA approach permits applications to run on either physical or virtual machines, easily moved between datacenter and cloud infrastructures and back, without cloud lock-in. AppZero’s VAA technology will now also be available as client-side virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) for Windows and Linux desktops.

Discussing the move, AppZero CEO, Greg O’Connor said, “Our core business and differentiator continues to be our ability to solve the complex challenges of server-side application virtualization and provisioning. AppZero remains the only technology for decoupling server-side applications from Windows and Linux operating systems. However, it makes sense to extend that capability to the relatively more simple task of desktop provisioning. In the desktop space, we anticipate interest in our ability to virtualize applications, but we are counting on low price to be both carrot and stick.”

At the same time, the company announced a strategic partnership with Stoneware, Inc., an innovator of web-based datacenter delivery in the private cloud. Rick German, CEO of Stoneware, Inc. observed, “Our products allow organizations to completely rethink their client-side technology purchases as they move to web-based delivery of the data center. But we are realistic enough to know that even as our customers make the move to web-based delivery, the Windows desktop will not disappear. AppZero provides us with a cost-effective way of delivering Windows applications in a fluid computing environment.”

O’Connor added, “Announcing our move to the desktop concurrent with the Stoneware partnership is a good sign of things to come, as well as quick validation for the technology.”

About AppZero
AppZero develops software for creating, controlling and maintaining Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs), OS-free server-side and client-side application appliances, that make provisioning of Windows and Linux 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, or call 866.980 – 2770 (866.980 – APP0).

About Stoneware, Inc.
Headquartered in Indianapolis, Stoneware is a privately held corporation providing innovative software that enables organizations to provide their users with web-enabled delivery of Information Technology (IT) applications, services, and data. Although applicable across any industry, the company has experienced significant success in education, manufacturing, healthcare, legal and financial services. For more information about Stoneware, company and product line, visit http://www.stone-ware.com or call 888.473.9485.

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