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AppZero, charter partner in the AWS Solution Provider Program, facilitates movement of Windows server-side applications to Amazon’s EC2

Andover, Mass, October 12, 2009 - AppZero, pioneer in server-side application virtualization was recognized as a charter partner in Amazon's (AMZN) newly launched AWS Solution Provider Program. AppZero and some select providers of innovative technology and services were joined on this inaugural list by established industry leaders such as CA, Citrix, IBM and Oracle.

AppZero contributes to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) ecosystem through fast and frictionless provisioning of complex Windows server applications to Amazon's EC2. First to market with technology that packages server applications as Virtual Application Appliances (VAAs) -- pre-installed, preconfigured applications that contain zero operating system components -- AppZero is the only tool available for decoupling server-side applications from operating systems. This VAA approach permits applications to be easily moved between datacenter and cloud infrastructures and back, without cloud lock-in.

The blend of AppZero's risk-free application mobility with Amazon's industry-defining economics encourages enterprise-scale customers and independent software vendors (ISVs) to accelerate movement to the cloud. Because AppZero makes no change to the application, server applications can freely move from the datacenter to EC2 and back in any combinations of usage that make operational and economic sense.

Many enterprises turn to EC2 for highly elastic development and test environments, business continuity and fail-over, as well as for low utilization or bursty, seasonal applications - most commonly in a hybrid model that strategically blends cloud and datacenter. ISVs increasingly provision their proof-of-concept (POC) work to the cloud for instantaneous deployment to customer sites. AppZero facilitates multi-directional application movement, removing labor, cost, and concerns about lock-in.

Greg O'Connor, CEO of AppZero notes, "Amazon clearly recognizes the importance of building an ecosystem of first-rate partners who offer solutions and services to maximize use of AWS products. AppZero's ground-breaking technology speeds and eases movement of server applications to the cloud - Amazon included. I see being selected as a charter AWS solution provider as validation by a business visionary and technology master. And it's a very public opportunity to be known by the company we keep."

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

About AppZero

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.

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