There are some fundamental facts of business IT life as it stands today, one of which is that many businesses, from the smallest to the largest, have built their IT resources on the Microsoft stack. For them, this represents a huge investment in not only applications but IP that extends from software code to business processes.
Another fact is that a large number of Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), have built their products to run on top of that same Microsoft stack. It is a business model that has worked, and continues to work well.
So anything that helps those businesses, from end users to ISVs, find out whether they can exploit the Cloud to their advantage is worth investigating.
US-based hosting services company, Apprenda, has come up with just such a `something’ in the form Apprenda Express.