"AppZero enables seamless migration of applications from one cloud environment to another, virtually eliminating the IT project costs typical of application migration."
The fastest and most flexible way to move new or production server applications
The objective is to deploy business applications across mixed environments of datacenter and clouds, in response to changing business needs. AppZero provides the technology to meet this business goal.
AppZero makes server applications moveable for operational efficiency and ease of distribution. AppZero's patented software encapsulates complex enterprise applications with configuration and data, but without being coupled to a virtual machine (VM) making them free to move to and from the datacenter and any public or private cloud(s) as easily as from an app store --without re-engineering, re-installation, or lock-in.
AppZero for enterprise apps on the move
What: move new or existing server applications with state, configuration, and data.
How: encapsulate applications with dependencies, but without an OS, for copy and run deployment.
AppZero makes server application deployment - almost instantaneous. This approach allows the components of a server software stack to be pre-configured and preinstalled into one (or more) AppZero encapsulations. The encapsulated application is simply copied and run, executing on the destination server with zero install - and without the likelihood of a configuration error. AppZero's approach works on physical and virtual machines; on any hypervisor and any cloud.
Server-centric VMs are not the best choice available for moving enterprise applications to/from the datacenter and multiple clouds. AppZero application images represent an advance for hypervisor-agnostic, pan-cloud compatible, application mobility. Compared to machine images, an appzero application-only image is 100s of times faster to move and is available for Windows.
"AppZero's rapid application migration services increase agility while decreasing cost
and time to value. A powerful value proposition for both enterprise customers wanting
to cloud enable their enterprise applications as well as for SaaS ISVs who want their
cloud centric applications to be able to switch between clouds."
--Lauren C. States, CTO Cloud Computing and Growth Initiatives
IBM Corporate Strategy
Top use cases for appzero enterprise
Federated and hybrid cloud: enterprise applications are free to seamlessly move between clouds and the datacenter in response to changing business needs
Enterprise app store: AppZero is a key component in extending the copy and run convenience of an app store to enterprise server applications
ISV distribution: with AppZero, ISVs deliver pre-installed, pre-configured demos, proof of concepts, and implementations freeing time and resources
Operating systems: Windows (32 and 64 bit): 2003 and 2003 R2, 2008 and 2008 R2
Note: AppZero Zapp migration, the only cloud-independent application extraction, transformation, and delivery offering in the market automates the movement of enterprise Windows production applications directly to any cloud. It is available separately in AppZero cloud.