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Press Release: GoGrid and AppZero Partner to Ease Movement of Windows Server Applications to the Cloud

May 19th, 2009 by - 4,686 views

This morning we announced our technology partnership with AppZero. With AppZero, GoGrid users can easily move applications within the GoGrid infrastructure and elsewhere. For a quick summary of what AppZero can do for GoGrid users, please review the AppZero partner page. The full press release is below as well as online.

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GoGrid and AppZero Partner to Ease Movement of Windows Server Applications to the Cloud

Using AppZero, companies can now seamlessly move Windows Server Applications within the GoGrid cloud, enabling previously unseen efficiencies.

San Francisco, CA, May 19, 2009 – GoGrid, the Cloud Computing Division of ServePath, LLC, and AppZero, pioneer of server application virtualization today announced a technology partnership to make it easy for enterprises and independent software vendors (ISVs) to move their server-based Windows applications from the datacenter to the GoGrid cloud. The GoGrid and AppZero solution allows enterprises to instantly provision complex server-based applications to use the GoGrid cloud as a cost-effective approach for running applications. Many enterprises utilize cloud computing for provisioning and running development environments, as well as for low utilization applications and business continuity fail-over – most often in a hybrid (cloud/datacenter) model for spiky or burst- oriented applications. AppZero’s application mobility technology allows IT organizations and ISVs to move Windows server applications to the cloud risk-free and without violating Windows licensing requirements.

AppZero is first to market with technology that packages server applications as Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs) which are pre-installed, preconfigured applications that contain zero operating system components. AppZero is the only tool available for decoupling server-side applications from operating systems. The VAA approach permits applications to be easily moved between datacenter and cloud infrastructures and back, minimizing cloud lock-in.

GoGrid, the largest Windows server cloud hosting provider, is the pioneer of “cloudcenters,” an approach to cloud infrastructure based on traditional datacenters and their use of familiar components such as virtualized servers, network storage and hardware firewalls. GoGrid is a leading cloud provider with the flexibility to choose between Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2003.

GoGrid and AppZero will host a free webinar, “Moving Windows Server Applications to the Cloud in Three Easy Steps,” May 28th at 2 p.m. EST.  To register, visit: https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/481983162. Interested users can also download a coupon good for $100 on the GoGrid cloud.

According to Paul Lancaster, Business Development Manager at GoGrid, “AppZero’s technology simplifies the packaging of applications running on our cloud servers and replicates them in a way that is painless. This approach takes a lot of the costs out of provisioning applications, whether on a physical or virtual server, in the datacenter or on an internal or external cloud. We think the combination of AppZero and GoGrid will be of interest to our heavier cloud computing users. Because these users tend to use a hybrid model, they need an easy way to provision applications between internal and public clouds. This combination will also appeal to enterprises that want to get started on the GoGrid cloud in a way that’s easy to use, without a lot of administration.”

Greg O’Connor, President and CEO of AppZero, adds “GoGrid is carving out a growing reputation for its ease of use in enabling customers to use familiar datacenter approaches and tools to quickly set up a cloud infrastructure — adding and deleting servers as the business requires. AppZero is a natural fit in this environment, permitting server applications to run without modification on any cloud. We make it easy for enterprises to take advantage of GoGrid’s scalable resources on a pay-per-use basis, without cloud lock-in.”

AppZero software creates, runs, and maintains VAAs in Linux, Solaris, and Windows environments. GoGrid customers can drag and drop AppZero VAAs from one cloud server to another, as well as from cloud to datacenter and back.

About GoGridhttp://www.GoGrid.com
GoGrid is the leading Cloud Computing, hosted, Internet provider that delivers true “Control in the Cloud™” in the form of cloudcenters. GoGrid enables system administrators, developers, IT professionals and SaaS (Software as a Service) vendors to create, deploy, and control load balanced cloud servers and complex hosted virtual server networks with full root access and administrative server control. GoGrid server instances maintain the industry standard specifications with no requirement to learn and adapt to propriety standards. Bringing up servers and server networks takes minutes via a unique web control panel or GoGrid’s award winning API. GoGrid delivers portal controlled servers for Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, SQL Server, and ASP.NET. GoGrid hosts multiple open-source server operating systems including several Linux operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS) and supports application environments like Ruby on Rails. Free f5 hardware load balancing and other features are included to give users the control of a familiar datacenter environment with the flexibility and immediate scalability of the cloud, a “cloudcenter.” GoGrid won the coveted 2008 LinuxWorld Expo’s Best of Show award.

About ServePathhttp://www.ServePath.com
ServePath, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is the leading managed and dedicated hosted server provider, delivering custom solutions and managed services to businesses that require powerful Internet hosting platforms for their production environments. Thousands of companies worldwide look to ServePath for its reliability, customization, and speed. ServePath has a Keynote-rated A+ network and guarantees uptime with a 10,000% guaranteed™ Service Level Agreement. The employee-owned company has been in business for nine years and operates its own San Francisco data center and is SAS70 Type II certified. ServePath uniquely delivers server infrastructures optimized for complex databases with cloud front-ends and application servers with Cloud Connect.

About AppZerohttp://www.AppZero.com
AppZero develops software for creating, controlling and maintaining Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs), server-side application appliances that make provisioning of 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 www.AppZero.com.

Information on AppZero and other GoGrid partners can be found here. Please see the AppZero partner page for more details.

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Michael Sheehan

Michael Sheehan, formerly the Technology Evangelist for GoGrid, is a recognized technology, social media, and cloud computing pundit and blogger who writes regularly about technology news and trends.

One Response to “Press Release: GoGrid and AppZero Partner to Ease Movement of Windows Server Applications to the Cloud”

  1. Alex says:

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