As businesses embrace digital transformation, application leaders are looking for effective ways to modernize legacy systems to leverage accelerate growth, improve efficiencies, customer delight, and competitive advantage. However, often businesses tend to start with the oldest systems but according to a Gartner recommendation, modernization of complex, aging applications tends to should focus on valuable capabilities and understanding the risk-to-reward ratio.
Modernizing efforts should focus on the entire product life cycle, following a focused and deep evaluation of your application estate, and budgeting and planning the modernization work with provision for continuous modernization.
According to Gartner, app modernization should be undertaken following a three-step evaluation process to determine the best approach, which is determined by the problem that needs to be solved.
One of the leading cloud migration service provider, AWS or Amazon Web Services, allows you to plan the migration of your applications based on your business objectives and at your own pace instead of agreements or licensing. For instance, it allows lifting and shifting of applications, refactoring, or fully re-platforming them, based on your risk-to-reward ratio and value-based prioritization of the applications you want to modernize.
AWS enables businesses to reduce payback periods to 6 months and reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by 64%. The flexibility and ease of use along with AWS’s deep service offerings have pushed it ahead of the competition — to become the leader in the cloud infrastructure market and garner 32 percent in the first quarter of 2021, with revenues of around $39 billion. AWS helps businesses meet their goals of lowering costs, increasing efficiencies, and protecting existing investments.
In most organizations, migration and modernization will need rearchitecting, rebuilding, or replacing.
With AWS, migration, and modernization is a three-phase migration process that can accelerate the migration of several applications quickly and efficiently using an iterative process to make the processes repeatable and predictable. Apart from AWS’s migration tools, it also offers a third-party migration tooling ecosystem for automation and intelligent recommendations leveraging machine learning.
The three-phase process aligns with the Gartner recommended three steps and provides the necessary tools to implement them. Tools such as Migration Evaluator, Migration Hub, Cloud Economics Center, and Prescriptive Guidance:
Benefits of AWS
By migrating and modernizing applications with AWS, you can benefit from:
Evaluating the existing applications, prioritizing those that need to be migrated to the cloud, whether they need restructuring, rehosting, or replacing can be a difficult call to make unless there is in-house expertise available. It can also be an overwhelming task for the IT team which also has to manage the infrastructure for smooth functioning. This can lead to delays in opting for the best approach to modernize, losing precious time. Any mistakes can also prove costly for the organization.
Indium, a more than two-decade-old software development company, is an AWS partner and can help businesses with their app migration and modernization. Our team of technical experts, supported by cross-domain expertise, can assess, devise and implement the best-fit migration path for your organization to help you leverage the benefits.
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By Uma Raj
By Uma Raj
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Vaibhavi is a Digital Marketing Executive at Indium Software, India with an MBA in Marketing and Human Resources. She is passionate about writing blogs on the latest trends in software technology. Her passion further encompasses writing blogs on fashion, religious views, and food. Singing, dancing & mandala artwork are her stress busters. Sticking to the point and being realistic is her mantra!