MIGRATION & MODERNIZATION FOR SPEED AND MAXIMUM ROI
A Better Way to Digital Transformation!
After 20+ years in business and 1,000's of projects delivered, InCycle's team of industry experts has developed valuable experience, frameworks, and technology to maximize return on investment and accelerate digital transformation, at scale. These methodologies and capabilities are foundational to service engagements and core to predictable customer success. InCycle’s Digital Innovation Accelerator (DIA) is a collection of our intellectual property (IP) investments designed specifically to support Azure cloud migration and modernization.
Digital transformation is a necessary strategic journey, but not without its challenges. In fact, most organizations do not have a contextualized and strategic approach to systematically move workloads and apps to Azure. Instead, stakeholders struggle and say things like:
- "We don’t know where to begin" - lack of visibility into workload inventory, scale, and priority.
- "Cloud is new, complex and dynamic" - feeling intimated, teams may not have the requisite skills (e.g., architecture, security...)
- "Our team is already overwhelmed" - already behind and spread thin between too many projects.
- "Everything is a one off" - from testing to security to governance, every team reinvents the wheel!
- "Project is too slow" - no end in sight; deadlines slip, teams get frustrated and lose interest.
To address these challenges, we "innovated" beyond common modernization approaches. To start, we asked ourselves, our partners, and our customers, "what if you could..."
Industry response was overwhelming. As a result, we melded our deep experience and proprietary IP to create a purpose-built solution to help organizations successfully realize their most ambitious digital transformation goals.
Most organizations are turning to the cloud to achieve maximum flexibility and efficiency. However, many have significant infrastructure investments and are compelled to maximize their legacy value. Others have regulatory requirements keeping certain assets on-prem and behind their firewall. Regardless of the situation, InCycle's Digital Innovation Accelerator helps mold the modernization strategy best suited for execution.
With a large portfolio, whether organic or acquired, it may not make sense to do a detailed analysis of each workload or app at first. Instead, we recommend customers start with a high-level portfolio analysis to complete an initial categorization triage and inventory. Business (subjective) and technical (objective) context and data ultimately drive prioritization into four distinct quadrants.
Modernization potential (%) and business value (%) make up the X & Y axis. Bubble size denotes estimated modernization effort (size) and color reflect preliminary platform categories and technologies.
Following initial analysis, top modernization candidates become apparent for deeper technical and opportunity assessments. A portfolio analysis quickly and easily enables customers to identify and filter which applications will be easiest and most impactful to migrate to Azure. Next, we evaluate each individual workload according to several key scoring factors.
Today's software portfolios usually support a wide range of technologies and vary greatly between companies and business units. However, every modernization analysis must consider the technical underpinnings. At InCycle, we believe this is best achieved at the individual workload level so that each is fix to the appropriate landing zone. It is for this reason we provide customers with an easy-to-use workload evaluation wizard that is configured to match an organizations exact technology ecosystem.
As referenced in "workload prioritization," technology analysis is key to identify modernization potential and impact. Moreover, the information gathered will automatically identify potential target architectures and the associated financial impact. All along the way. InCycle's Digital Innovation Accelerator fuels organizations to accelerate decision making and ultimately realize modernization at scale.