Application modernization

For Select Applications (2-10)


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It is not uncommon for our clients to approach us with not just one application that needs modernizing, but a select few. These applications may have strategic importance or may be burdensome legacy workloads. Regardless of the situation, we are here to assist you in developing a pragmatic approach to modernization, crafting a strategic plan, and successfully implementing it.

The process of migrating and modernizing applications to Azure requires careful consideration to ensure a timely and positive return on investment for your business. The most effective approach to modernization will vary depending on factors such as the nature of the applications, the technologies involved, your business goals, and the complexity of the respective applications. At InCycle, we are experts at navigating the challenges of modernization, distinguishing between fact and fiction, and identifying immediate and future business opportunities. While our approach is tailored to the specific context of each project, most of our endeavors follow a similar common approach.

Preparation & Planning

To achieve the best outcomes, it is essential to approach modernization initiatives at the application or workload level. We carefully assess the various factors that influence decision-making, ensuring that evaluation criteria align with your strategic goals. By analyzing applications from multiple dimensions, rather than just one perspective, we can make accurate decisions. While cost reduction is often a primary consideration, we also take into account the wider business value, including potential opportunities, as part of the ROI/business case. With the cloud and modernization opening up new possibilities, emphasizing business value has become increasingly important in shaping strategic intent. With only a select few applications to consider, we can swiftly identify key aspects for each target application or workload. For example;

  1. Business Context
  2. Technologies & Required Skills
  3. Modernization Scenarios (strategy A vs B etc.), including preliminary ROI*

When modernizing multiple applications, it presents a great opportunity to establish shared modernization themes, strategies, preferred technologies, and team practices. This approach can lead to potential cost savings and simplification benefits, including optimizing resources, enhancing skills, and utilizing the right tools.

Strategy & ROI

In order to achieve your business goals, we work hand in hand with you to develop a comprehensive strategy and roadmap for each application. We understand the importance of effectively managing your workloads and applications, as it is crucial for enhancing operational efficiency, driving innovation, and ultimately meeting your strategic objectives. By collaborating closely with you, we will help refine your modernization strategy, ensuring that it aligns perfectly with your priorities. Together, we will develop a roadmap that empowers you to unlock the full potential of your applications and seize new opportunities.

  • Modernization Strategy (based on selected scenario and approach).

When it comes to ROI, our preferred approach is app-based, as opposed to conducting a broad infrastructure analysis. This particular method allows our customers to swiftly recognize opportunities within their application portfolio and promptly begin reaping the benefits of modernization for their business.

  • ROI/Financial Analysis
    1. Current state costs
    2. Target state costs
    3. Modernization costs (internal/external effort)

Azure Modernization ROI

Developing a strategy and assessing the return on investment (ROI) involves considering various scenarios and options. There are multiple ways to achieve the same objective, and the decisions made depend on factors such as business opportunities, team skills, urgency of modernization, and effort required. The ability to quickly analyze different scenarios is crucial in determining the best path forward. With InCycle's modernization project delivery platform, customers can easily analyze various scenarios and outcomes in real-time, empowering them to make informed decisions.

  • Cloud Application Architecture (AI Assisted)
    1. Cloud Application Patterns
    2. Architecture Design
    3. Cloud Services
    4. Security & Governance
AI Assisted Architecture

Modernization efforts harness the power of AI-assisted engineering and architecture to expedite projects and enhance business value.

Azure Architecture Types

Modernization initiatives leverage AI Assisted engineering and architecture to accelerate projects and business value. 

Modernization & Implementation

At InCycle, we firmly believe there is always "a better way", and our most successful clients are companies that strive to boost innovation and competitiveness by modernizing not only their applications and infrastructure, but also their processes. Our hands-on professional services are designed to expedite every aspect of your modernization initiative, leveraging cutting-edge technologies like InCycle's AI-assisted Modern Application Modeler, Roadmap Designer, DevOps Accelerators, and Pattern Blueprints. These powerful tools, combined with the expertise of our consultants, empower our clients to achieve their projects in a fraction of the time, sometimes even months or years ahead of schedule.

  • Automatic backlog generation (AI Assisted)
  • Automatic landing zone generation (Azure etc.)
  • Architecture as code
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Governance as code
  • Application delivery pipeline(s)
  • Disaster recovery and readiness

InCycle's cutting-edge platform for delivering modernization projects automates the generation and execution of various essential elements for a comprehensive and triumphant portfolio modernization endeavor. Discover below the standardized and reusable elements that seamlessly integrate across various workloads.

Modernization Monitoring and Reporting

Monitoring the progress of application modernization is crucial for ensuring the success of your efforts to update and enhance your software applications. As your modernization initiatives gain momentum, InCycle provides targeted key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to monitor the progress of modernization and plan future iterations. InCycle's application modernization engagements offer comprehensive project visibility across various initiatives and workloads, equipping management with valuable success metrics, modernization velocity, and immediate identification of areas that may require additional attention.

At the application level, our monitoring tools, including cloud-native monitoring services, play a crucial role in identifying and resolving issues and performance bottlenecks in real-time. By collecting valuable data through monitoring, we empower data-driven decision-making to drive continuous improvements. Key monitoring elements encompass the following:

  • Application Monitoring
  • Alerts & Notifications
  • Performance Testing
  • Cost Analysis
  • Iterate and Optimize

Keep in mind that monitoring the modernization of applications is an ongoing journey. By consistently monitoring performance, user satisfaction, and other important metrics, clients can make informed decisions to enhance and optimize their modernized applications, ensuring they align with their business objectives.

To achieve maximum speed in the iteration process, our top clients leverage continuous deployment and DevOps methodologies to continuously improve their applications and promptly address user requirements.



In order to embark on a successful journey to the cloud, it is imperative to have a clear destination in mind, understand the motivations behind the move, and anticipate what awaits you upon arrival. This is why we begin every project by gaining a deep understanding of the key drivers that are influencing your business. Are you aiming to reduce costs, enhance performance, or generate new streams of revenue? By answering these questions and more, we can develop a value-driven strategy and roadmap that aligns with your objectives. At InCycle, we believe in starting with the end goal in sight and implementing five essential factors for success:

InCycle App Modernization Success Factors

To drive the most business value for your organization, engagements need to contextualize to key drivers like environment, people, technology, and business context. Doing this upfront has the added benefit of unifying disparate teams and establishing a common strategy and vision. Whether you are modernizing a single application, a few apps or a portfolio, modernization candidates need to be analyzed from a variety of perspectives. Doing so, surfaces business value, opportunity and ultimately ROI. The most prominent success factors include application of context, multi-dimensional app analysis, interactive implementations, focus on underlying business opportunity and finally, the presence of an expert partner to leverage strategy expertise, technical know-how, and project delivery.

Unleash the untapped potential and embrace the boundless power of the cloud today. Are you in pursuit of a seamless migration of specific applications to the cloud? Are you yearning for a boost in speed, efficiency, and security? Businesses all around the world are harnessing the limitless capabilities of the cloud to gain a competitive edge by adopting cutting-edge serverless or micro-services strategies. Others are leveraging the cloud's inherent scalability and resilience. With InCycle's time-tested approach to scaling application modernization, you can surpass these goals and achieve even greater success.

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When it comes to application modernization, the key is understanding your specific circumstances. Are you looking to start by modernizing a single application? Perhaps you have multiple applications in mind for modernization, or even hundreds or thousands of applications and workloads that could benefit from modernization. Take a moment to choose the option below that best aligns with your goals, and discover tailored approaches to match your objectives.

Azure Modernization for 1 Application       Azure Modernization for 2-10 Applications       Portfolio Modernization for Hundreds or Thousands of Applications on Azure

Based on your project, learn more about how InCycle’s strategic & proprietary approach to IT modernization will not only accelerate your project, but deliver on the business promise as well. At InCycle, we guarantee our work.

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