APPtechnology Launches “Legacy” Offering Utilizing Glassware 2.0 from Sphere 3D

SAN JOSE, Calif. – July 20, 2017 – Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY), a containerization, virtualization and data management solutions provider, announced today that APPtechnology, an end user computing (EUC) transformation and services specialist headquartered in the United Kingdom (UK), has launched a new offering called “Legacy” to manage and migrate legacy applications utilizing Glassware 2.0™ and its framework features.

Many of today’s enterprises that still utilize legacy applications are often faced with no upgrade path for these legacy applications due to prohibitive redevelopment costs or vendor decommissioning of support.   With these same enterprises migrating to Windows 10, managing the end of life for business-critical legacy enterprise applications is a challenge for them.

The “Legacy by APPtechnology” offering can address this challenge by providing the following functionality to the enterprise:

  • Provision of 64-bit as well as 16 bit and 32 bit applications to Windows 10 from a secure in support server
  • Capability to deliver applications on all Windows, Android or iOS client devices, as well as on an HTML5 enabled device of choice, providing “BYOD” options to the workforce
  • Applications operate in the same way as originally designed with no multiple logins, no RDP sessions, and no complex additional steps required
  • Migration proof applications for the future:  If the user changes devices, for example  from Windows 7 to Windows 10, the application continues to operate with no need for redevelopment or re-testing
  • Application end of life can extend, across multiple Device types and future OS releases, without the need for redevelopment
  • Remove the security risks associated with running applications on an end-of-life OS i.e. Windows XP and Windows NT

The Legacy offering is designed to provide enterprises a turnkey solution for legacy application migrations that includes discovery, assessment, architecture, provisioning and pre/post implementation professional services and/or support.   It also can be hosted and provided as a service on premise, off-premise, in the cloud or as a hybrid solution.

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“Enterprises can face both desktop and client/server application migration issues and often end up using ring-fenced unsupported OS systems to retain access to data or functionality,” stated Mark Churly, Head of Software Solutions at APPtechnology. “What we have done here at APPtechnology is combine both the flexibility and competitive licensing model of Glassware 2.0 with our specialist professional services to provide a simple yet robust solution for enterprises looking to focus more time on operations rather than triage the migration path of legacy applications.”

“We have been working with APPtechnology for quite some time and can say unequivocally that their team has done a tremendous job with this offering,” said Joseph O’Daniel, President of Virtualization and Professional Services at Sphere 3D. “By packaging their significant expertise in application migrations and management with our Glassware 2.0 technology, they have created a seamless path for enterprises looking to extend the life of their applications”.

For additional information on the APPtechnology Legacy solution:

About APPtechnology Ltd.

APPtechnology is passionate about bringing confidence to your IT infrastructure. Our Windows Migration, Application Management, Browser Migrations and SCCM Solutions services save you time, minimise disturbance and deliver both project value and long-term cost efficiency. By engaging with us you’ll be tapping into the wealth of knowledge, experience and processes that is APPtechnology. We use the best people, our work is guaranteed and we always focus on best business outcomes, not on price alone. Our UK-based teams ensure that full support is always on hand.

About Sphere 3D

Sphere 3D Corp. (NASDAQ: ANY) delivers containerization, virtualization, and data management solutions via hybrid cloud, cloud and on premise implementations through its global reseller network and professional services organization. Sphere 3D, along with its wholly owned subsidiaries Overland Storage, and Tandberg Data, has a strong portfolio of brands, including Overland-Tandberg, HVE ConneXions and UCX ConneXions, dedicated to helping customers achieve their IT goals. For more information, visit www.sphere3d.com. Follow us on Twitter @Sphere3D and @ovltb

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