Interesting announcement at Cloudexpo in NYC yesterday (6/7/2011) entitled “Futurestate IT introduces AppRX and announces an agreement with App-DNA to provide Application Compatibility in the Cloud.” Seems that Canadian-based FutureState has created an environment that permits companies to assess, plan, and migrate applications to newer operating systems and platforms. App-DNA already helps to automate this process, but it is still most commonly performed on local test or laboratory platforms during an extended analysis, planning, and migration process. AppRx moves this effort into the cloud and supports Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Microsoft App-V, and Citrix XenApp.
Over time, AppRx performs what FutureState calls “application currency management” to help organizations maintain ongoing currency, and forward planning and conversion for newer operating systems and platforms as they work through pre- and commercial release phases. The company promises reduce time for migration, lower costs for development, QA, and test efforts, improved reliability, and automation for Service Pack (SP) releases. Check it all out at FutureStateIT.com.