Accelerate Application Modernization

Nearly 50% of Current S&P 500
will be Replaced by 2026.

Corporate Longevity: Turbulence Ahead for Large Organizations

Disruption affects every industry and no company is safe. Half of the companies that were on the Fortune 500 in 2000 are now gone, replaced by organizations that deliver value faster, better, and cheaper than incumbents. The current Fortune 500 very much faces the same fate. Applications and technology play a central role in an organization's ability to compete and execute.


Modern Applications

Customers come to InCycle because they have prior application investments that are outdated, inflexible and because the environment and business has changed since they were developed. InCycle is skilled at had helping customers re-vitalized applications and modernize portfolios to keep up with the speed of business.

More than 50% of enterprises run mission-critical, containerized Cloud-Native applications in production.

Are you in the enviable position to start from scratch? Imagine, no technical debt or existing constraints. Today, greenfield projects create cloud native applications – applications, born in the cloud, InCycle is excels at helping customers develop cloud native strategies designed to take maximum advantage of modern cloud platforms.


Cloud Native Applications


Business and technology stakeholders expect modern applications that evolve to match market dynamics but also reduce risks and costs. Leveraging and improving existing IT environments, technologies and capabilities isn't enough. However, the most successful businesses combine modern application designs, IT platforms and DevOps practices to elevate their customer experiences and deliver outstanding value.

When considering app modernization (or migration), InCycle identifies and recommends 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.

Modernization strategiesFor 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)
InCycle develops an application migration strategy to match your business goals.



Azure Lift and Shift MigrationWhile there are many approaches to app modernization and azure 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.

  1. InCycle App Modernization DimensionsInnovative Design
  2. Cloud-First Platform
  3. Intelligent Data
  4. Advanced DevOps, and;
  5. 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.


Application innovation


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.

Innovation is great for new products seeking to leverage cutting edge technologies (e.g., AI) to achieve high differentiation.




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.

InCycle's Azure App Modernization Factory


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.


API Management is the set of processes that enables a business to have control over and visibility into the APIs that connect applications and data across the enterprise and potentially, to external partners.. Getting this right is key to a successful integration strategy.

Based on your business goals, InCycle will develop a custom strategy and implementation service. Common Azure APIM topics and scenarios  include:Azure API Management

  • Azure API Architecture - Protecting APIs with Application Gateway and API Management
  • Implementing Azure API Management for serverless applications
  • Azure API Management with microservices deployed in Azure Kubernetes Service
  • Improving API performance, security and compliance
  • Implementing DevOps, Analytics and monitoring for API Management

Note, it's not uncommon to start with an APIM Strategy Workshop or PoC. Topics typically covered include key Azure API Management concepts and DevOps (including API versioning, security etc.).

To learn more about Azure API Management, view our on-demand webinar (video).

Application Modernization Smart Start


What our clients say ...

"If it wasn't for the InCycle team, we probably wouldn't be around to talk about it. What we have accomplished is so little time --- is amazing."

Happy Customer


"We had some ideas of how to solve the problem, but nothing as elegant as you presented."

Happy Customer


"We really appreciate your team going the extra mile --- we didn't even have to ask for it!"

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“Working with InCycle enabled us to quickly prototype a test environment in Azure with almost no upfront effort.  InCycle’s expertise has shown that they fundamentally understand the technology, listen to customer’s needs and requirements and then can quickly implement a precise customized solution.”

Craig Steinfort

Test Manager