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appzero zapp migration

Solution description:

appzero is the fastest and most flexible way to move production Windows server applications to any cloud--private, public, managed or hosted -- with no change or lock-in. appzero’s zapp automated migration tool makes enterprise applications moveable with the 'copy and run' simplicity of an enterprise app store.

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appzero zapp migration automatically extracts Windows server applications from production environments and packages them for movement to any cloud, without re-engineering, change, or lock-in. What: Automate moving complex Windows server production applications to any cloud with state, configuration, and data. Why: Slash time, labor, error, and costs of migrating applications to the cloud Results: Quickly move your application to IBM’s Smart Cloud Enterprise, leaving it hardware and hypervisor agnostic, free to move in hybrid deployments. How: zapp resides entirely on the target server, and requires no appzero software on the source production server. The target server can be located at any destination, including in the cloud to which an application is being migrated. The zapp migration software runs the application-to-be-moved into an empty virtual container. As zapp migration runs the application it remotely “pages” its components on-demand, encapsulating them for later copy-and-run deployment. This automation eliminates the bulk of manual labor typically involved in on-boarding. An optional dissolve function eliminates packaging upon deployment. Differentiators: zapp automates the labor-intensive work of moving Windows production applications to the cloud. Compared to machine images, an appzero packaged application-only image is 100s of times faster to move and is available for Windows.

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  • + Functional details

    Applications packaged by zapp can be copied and run on any cloud or data center server. This capability is well suited to hybrid/federated cloud scenarios in which enterprise workloads are moved, on premises or to clouds, in response to business requirements. Capture: encapsulate applications with zapp automated migration Deploy: applications run without installation Run: appzero creates a small runtime environment to isolate encapsulated application from operating system. Dissolve: (optional) dissolves encapsulation upon deployment allowing application to install as if it had been natively installed.

  • + Business problem

    Slashes the time, errors, and cost of the usually labor-intensive task that is inherent to migrating a production application to the cloud

  • + Business opportunity

    Automate movement of enterprise Windows server applications to the cloud

  • + Competitive advantage

    • appzero’s patented software makes it easy to move complex Windows production applications and workloads between datacenter servers and clouds without re-engineering, re-installation, or lock-in. • zapp migration automates application capture and movement. zapp is the only offering that can analyze, extract and package an application remotely, without requiring any tool installed on the production server .

  • + Industries

    Aerospace & Defense Industry
    Automotive Industry
    Banking Industry
    Chemicals & Petroleum Industry
    Computer Services Industry
    Consumer Products Industry
    Education Industry
    Electronics Industry
    Energy & Utilities Industry
    Financial Markets Industry
    Healthcare Industry
    Industrial Products Industry
    Insurance Industry
    Life Sciences Industry
    Media & Entertainment Industry
    Professional Services Industry
    Retail Industry
    Telecommunications Industry
    Travel & Transportation Industry
    Wholesale Distribution & Services Industry

  • + Solution areas

    Cross industry

  • + Customer size

    Small Business (50 to 99 employees)
    Midmarket Business (100 to 499 employees)
    Midmarket Business (500 to 1000 employees)
    Large Business (greater than 1000 employees)

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  • + Countries/regions available for distribution


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  • + Hardware/OS platforms

    Windows Server 2003
       Hewlett-Packard servers (incl. Compaq)
       Fujitsu Siemens servers
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)
       IBM BladeCenter LSxx (AMD processor-based)
       Dell servers
    Windows Server 2008 (inclusive)
       IBM BladeCenter HSxx (Intel processor-based)

Date last modified:    Jun 10, 2013

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Contact information

Valerie O'Connell
617.820.5126 x4300


300 Brickstone Square, Suite 201
Andover, MA 01810
United States


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