When considering an app modernization (or migration) approach, we identify and recommend the best strategy to support your move to the cloud. Existing architecture, system dependencies, size and a host of business factors (opportunity, cost drivers etc.) will all factor to define the best approach.
For existing apps, the following options will be considered for suitability:
- Rehost: Commonly known as “lift and shift”, this option lets you migrate your existing applications to Azure quickly without the risks or costs of making code changes.
- Refactor: Is a cloud migration strategy that calls for only minimum new code and configuration changes necessary to leverage Azure PaaS and take advantage of the cloud.
- Rearchitect: Sometimes called redesign or re-platform, this modernization approach extends an application's code base to optimize the application architecture for cloud scale.
- Rebuild or Replace: This approach suggests starting from scratch using cloud native technologies (i.e., PaaS)
While there are many approaches to app modernization and cloud migration, one of the simplest and most common approaches is to rehost or “lift and shift”. This method is the fastest way to migrate your application to the cloud, as it allows us to replicate your in-house applications, without spending additional time and money redesigning it.
A lift and shift migration allows your apps to immediately leverage Azure IaaS scalability and is ideal when the business doesn’t need to change or enhance its capabilities.
Note, cloud migrations can also include transitioning from one provider’s cloud to another. This also requires careful planning. InCycle can equally help you lift & shift from one cloud to another (Azure).
At InCycle, we believe that there is a better way to do software. Our most successful customers are companies that are seeking to increase innovation and competitiveness by modernizing applications, related infrastructure and processes.
To truly build modern applications and realize outstanding value, InCycle works with customers to identify and implement new and innovative modern application patterns. We group these patters into 5 dimensions.
- Innovative Design
- Cloud-First Platform
- Intelligent Data
- Advanced DevOps, and;
- Comprehensive Security
These dimensions are comprised of core aspects and best practices necessary to develop a modern app and realize its target benefits (ROI). Maximum value is possible when all 5 are practiced simultaneously.
Analysis of these patterns for an existing application, enables the identification of optimal architectural decisions and improvement recommendations. In other words, these patterns provide the supporting model for establishing a roadmap to a successful modern application.
InCycle provides hands-on professional services accelerating modernization using our unique technologies such as InCycle’s Portfolio Analyzer, Modern Application Modeler, Roadmap Designer, DevOps Accelerators and Pattern Blueprints.
Sometimes you need to start from scratch. Greenfield. The most common scenario is when you have a new business idea or an internal service to provide. If this is the case, starting fresh maybe the best way to go. The good news is that when you leverage cloud services, for example, Azure PaaS, developing a solution can take a fraction of the time and cost.
App Modernization implementation services are for organizations seeking to migrate or modernize an existing app to for the cloud.
Using InCycle’s proprietary Modern App Factory approach and accelerators, cloud consultants will migrate and/or modernize an application based on strategic intent. Implementation services may range from “lift & shift”, re-platforming, to a complete redesign taking full advantage of Azure services.
App Modernization coaching services are for organizations seeking architectural and design assistance to migrate or modernize an existing app to for the cloud.
Using InCycle’s proprietary Modern App Factory approach and accelerators, cloud architects will coach teams migrating or modernize applications. Depending on strategic intent, architectural and design support may address “lift & shift”, re-platforming, or a complete app redesign taking full advantage of Azure services.