Appcara’s AppStack 3 Streamlines Cloud Deployments for Legacy, New Apps

Cloud application platform vendor Appcara is shipping an update to its AppStack application and portability platform. AppStack Release 3 adds features to help enterprises more quickly migrate legacy apps and deploy new ones to the cloud. It also supports service providers.

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appcara_02Cloud application platform vendor Appcara is shipping an update to its AppStack application and portability platform. AppStack Release 3 adds features to help enterprises more quickly migrate legacy apps and deploy new ones to the cloud. It also supports service providers.

Appcara’s AppStack Release 3 lets companies migrate legacy apps from physical servers to cloud-based virtual machines quickly with legacy-to-cloud app migration features. Among these new features are physical to virtual P2V utilities, which offer point-and click automated capabilities to simplify the task of importing new or existing applications into the cloud, according to Appcara CEO John Yung. 

AppStack is multi-cloud enabled with support for Amazon EC2, Rackspace Cloud, HP Cloud, IBM SmartCloud, Citrix CloudStack, VMware vCloud, IBM PureFlex and CA Applogic cloud environments.

Under the covers, Appcara’s AppStack Release 3 adds a comprehensive capability for discovery and migration of legacy business applications running in traditional physical environments – into any AppStack-supported public or private cloud. After migration to the cloud, apps also benefit from AppStack’s approach to application lifecycle management (ALM), enabling IT operations and cloud providers to automate key ALM elements. 

Further, all migrated legacy applications also become fully portable across all supported AppStack cloud environments, which provide benefits to service providers as well as end users, Yung added. 

“We are supporting industry leading service provider customers, who are moving up the value stack by offering turnkey application services to their enterprise customers, including quick and simple deployment of both open-source and commercial applications,” Yung said in a statement.

AppStack Release 3 also sports two other features:

  • A new self-service portal for ISVs and consumers. Users can create new workloads from components of open source and commercial apps, and third-party legacy software publishers can also avoid manual procurement, installation and configuration cycles.
  • Support for the HP Cloud and IBM SmartCloud and PureFlex Systems cloud.  

One early adopter noted how AppStack Release 3 will speed his efforts to move to the cloud. “Anything that makes it easier for customers to accelerate legacy-to-cloud migration and take advantage of our Layer 2 private connectivity and enterprise-class cloud services is highly valuable, both to AIS and to our many clients,” Tim Caulfield, CEO at American Internet Services, said in a statement.




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