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PBR Moves Enterprise Apps with appzero from Datacenter to Rackspace Cloud

This webinar will focus on how PBR successfully moved its datacenter to the cloud

PBR moves enterprise apps with appzero from datacenter to Rackspace cloud -- in minutes | webinar

Webinar:  This webinar, focused on how PBR successfully moved its datacenter to the cloud, will feature spirited discussion between appzero CEO Greg O'Connor, Sean Wedige, CTO for the Global Enterprise Solutions segment at Rackspace Hosting, and Virtessential IT consultancy principals Steve Blake and David McCluskey.  The discussion will have a practical, business orientation with a strong technical slant.

What: When Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) chose to move its datacenter to Rackspace, applications quickly took center stage. One of the challenges was how to effectively move highly modified, but largely undocumented, production apps.  PBR's consultant Virtessential addressed that challenge using appzero's zapp migration to automate identification, extraction, and migration of their Windows server apps to the cloud.

Why: The webinar will feature a demonstration of appzero's migration capability, which automates on-boarding of Windows enterprise applications. Hypervisor agnostic and VM-free, appzero zapp migration moves only the app -- unchanged and running on any server, anywhere -- in minutes, not days. Virtessential estimates that using appzero's zapp migration tool to move applications in minutes saved 1-2 weeks for each application moved.

Who: The intended audience for this webinar is anyone interested in, or responsible for moving enterprise applications to or from datacenters and clouds.  It will be of particular interest to Cloud Service Providers (CSP) and Managed Service Providers (MSP) looking to increase their Monthly Recurring Revenue (MRR) by giving their customers a solution that easily migrates applications to their cloud.  It will also interest VMware partners who are looking to extend their server consolidation business with a cloud migration practice.

Where: Register for Webinar at: https://www.appzero.com/content/attention-apps-you-are-now-free-move-about-clouds

When: Wednesday, October3rd, 2012 at 1:00 EDT

What if I can't make that time? The webcast will be recorded and available for viewing at appzero.com after the webinar.

Who would I talk to if I'd like more information?

By email: [email protected]

By phone: 617.820.5126 x4400

About appzero: Automating on-boarding and deployment of server applications to private, public, and hybrid clouds, appzero brings one-click appstore simplicity to Windows and Linux server applications.  appzero is the fastest and most flexible way to move applications across clouds and datacenter, without re-engineering, re-installation, or lock-in.

More Stories By Greg O'Connor

Greg O'Connor is President & CEO of AppZero. Pioneering the Virtual Application Appliance approach to simplifying application-lifecycle management, he is responsible for translating Appzero's vision into strategic business objectives and financial results.

O'Connor has over 25 years of management and technical experience in the computer industry. He was founder and president of Sonic Software, acquired in 2005 by Progress Software (PRGS). There he grew the company from concept to over $40 million in revenue.

At Sonic, he evangelized and created the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) product category, which is generally accepted today as the foundation for Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). Follow him on Twitter @gregoryjoconnor.