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Why Procrastinating Can’t Work Forever (Stuff Happens)

The second-best time to upgrade your Windows Server 2003 applications is Now, the best time was 20 months ago. Late last week, Microsoft announced there would be no patches for a critical bug found in Windows Server 2003 IIS.

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It’s Time to Modernize (Why? Because it’s 2017)

Change can be difficult. It requires focused effort and learning. For all primates, humans included, learning is paired with frustration. We’re all familiar with the ebb and flow of two steps forward and one step back. Doing nothing is less frustrating. We believe that procrastination is easy –...Change can be difficult. It requires focused effort and learning. For all primates, humans included, learning is paired with frustration. We’re all familiar with the ebb and flow of two steps forward and one step back. Doing nothing is less frustrating. We believe that procrastination is easy – when in reality procrastination wastes time and energy and makes you feel bad. It holds you back from embracing change and creating a future.

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Microsoft Gives Up on Innovation: Switches from Software to Insurance

On December 8, 2016, Microsoft apparently gave up on creating innovative new server software. Instead, it became an insurance company. Perhaps the Chairman spent too much time with Mr. Buffett, hearing about the great profits in insurance?

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Onboarding of Legacy Applications to the Cloud

By now, astute consumers of Cloud Computing media realize that hype on the subject is reaching peak levels. However, one Cloud topic might be achieving stratospheric levels of misinformation, hyperbole, and jargon. This topic is the “holy grail of Cloud”: Onboarding Legacy Apps to the Cloud.

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The Automated Migration of Windows Server Applications

Migrating and modernizing Microsoft Windows Server applications is a daunting task for many IT organizations. During the last 15 years, physical and virtual server platforms have exploded in number and diversity. Most DevOps teams struggle to manage a mix of Windows applications running on a...Migrating and modernizing Microsoft Windows Server applications is a daunting task for many IT organizations. During the last 15 years, physical and virtual server platforms have exploded in number and diversity. Most DevOps teams struggle to manage a mix of Windows applications running on a diversity of 2000, 2003, 2008 and 2012 OS servers. Maintaining production applications across this diversity of environments has become an operational headache. With WS2000 platforms already beyond End of Service (EOS) and WS2003 platforms running in the final 2 years of extended support, the pressure is building from compliance teams and end users to reduce risk, save money, improve performance and modernize these servers and applications.

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IIS and SQL Migration Use Cases

Getting off to a good start is important when facing the daunting challenge of eliminating hundreds or thousands of Windows 2003 servers from the enterprises' application portfolio. One way to accelerate migrations is to identify common application stacks and align them to repeatable Use Cases that...Getting off to a good start is important when facing the daunting challenge of eliminating hundreds or thousands of Windows 2003 servers from the enterprises' application portfolio. One way to accelerate migrations is to identify common application stacks and align them to repeatable Use Cases that AppZero can migrate quickly.

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Help Guide Us to the Promised Land

At AppZero, we work closely with customers to understand business requirements and drivers. The future roadmap and enhancement list for our products is driven by how customers use our solutions. AppZero technology has helped in Banking, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Retail and many other...At AppZero, we work closely with customers to understand business requirements and drivers. The future roadmap and enhancement list for our products is driven by how customers use our solutions. AppZero technology has helped in Banking, Finance, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare, and Retail and many other industries.

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The Real Costs and Risks of Not Upgrading your Windows 2003 Infrastructure

When it comes to maintenance and busy work (disagreeable chores), we all procrastinate. Delaying mundane chores to focus on new creative work, is human nature.

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Automating Legacy Modernizations with Migration Containers

The relentless doubling of compute horsepower every 18 - 24 months known as Moore’s Law is one of the trends that has shaped the IT industry. Machine virtualization and cloud computing have combined to reduce the time it takes to create a new machine that harnesses the latest in computing power to...The relentless doubling of compute horsepower every 18 - 24 months known as Moore’s Law is one of the trends that has shaped the IT industry. Machine virtualization and cloud computing have combined to reduce the time it takes to create a new machine that harnesses the latest in computing power to nearly zero. These mammoth forces plus a bit of application developer productivity have resulted in a huge explosion in the number of machines running applications over the past 10 to 15 years.

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Machine to Container (M2C) Teleports Existing Enterprise Apps to the Cloud

It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon just announced EC2 Container Registry to simplify container management. The new Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the...It's been a busy time for tech's ongoing infatuation with containers. Amazon just announced EC2 Container Registry to simplify container management. The new Azure container service taps into Microsoft's partnership with Docker and Mesosphere. You know when there's a standard for containers on the table there's money on the table, too.

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About AppZero

AppZero’s products and services provide a fast, flexible way to move server applications to a cloud or datacenter, without code change. Encapsulating Windows applications in VM/OS-free containers, AppZero’s patented software moves most Windows server applications with ease. AppZero allows you to move applications from an old OS to a newer one, and to modernize and move to the cloud efficiently.

"Application owners have highly customized applications that are no longer supported by the original ISV and sitting on out of warranty hardware in EOL 2003 Win Server Operating Systems. AppZero gives them an opportunity, the only option, to resolve 2 out of 3 of these compliance issues without completely changing their applications; the AppZero tool is awesome."

Amit Kapoor - Windows Support at GAP-HCL