Why Application Cloud Migration is the new frontier in Application Development and Management?
by R. Ashok Kumar, on Feb 14, 2022 9:46:29 PM
Estimated reading time: 2 mins
Enterprises are looking beyond the predictable benefits of Cloud, such as scalability and flexibility, and trying to innovate at scale. Innovation is the new driver of Cloud Migration and Cloud Adoption. The exponential computing power and scalability achieved through Cloud bursting is the ground for this lab that not only accommodates digital testing trials but also experiments with AI / ML algorithms to improve customer experience. Application Cloud Migration is emerging as the new frontier in application development and management, especially in Insurance and Banking domains, while retaining the enterprise roots.
Why is Application Cloud Migration important today?
Traditional and legacy applications are siloed. They cannot be integrated with the new generation systems. They have limited computing power with quite a few having reached the end of support. The applications are used because of their criticality to business and most of the fallouts, such as security concerns to the network, are resolved through firefighting at the nth hour. Cloud solutions and Application Cloud Migration not only allows enterprises to overcome all these issues but also brings along tremendous computing power and scalability that is mandatory for innovation and product development. Hybrid Cloud environments go a step beyond allowing the enterprise to host the application on-premise and use Public Cloud for scaling up computing resources and operations.
What are the preliminaries for Application Cloud Migration?
The points that need to be addressed prior to Application Cloud Migration include –
- Application evaluation: Assess the business criticality of the application, the gains from the migration, application size, and cloud affinity prior to the migration program.
- Total Cost to Ownership: Work out the related costs, such as training, testing, optimization, etc., versus retaining the original application on the premise.
- Risk assessment: Develop Plan B to counter the risks and hindrances that might arise during migration and calculate the timelines required to bring the migration on track.
- Legacy migration: Chart out a different legacy migration plan while accounting for the risks of migration versus the benefits achieved in migrating an end of support application to Cloud.
Advantages of Cloud Migration
Cloud Migration and Application Modernization are synonymous. It allows enterprises to retain their legacy roots and yet use provisions of the Cloud. Some of the prominent advantages and benefits of Application Cloud Migration are –
- Optimized operational costs: It offers a cost-efficient alternative to retaining on-premise applications and future-proof the enterprise’s technology landscape.
- Scalability: It provides unimaginable application scalability and computing power that is essential for product development, testing, and innovation.
- Simplification: It allows simplifying complex on-premise applications. It simplifies the monitoring and management of traditional applications to a significant extent.
- Agility & flexibility: It provides tremendous agility to the Cloud-borne application.
- Security: It provides a containerized and distributed environment that has inherent security.
- Remote operations: It simplifies daily operations through role-based remote operating and monitoring.
- Faster adoption: It offers an accelerated path for Cloud adoption.
- Computing resources: It provides an extensible framework for innovation at scale that is not possible with standalone on-premise applications.
- Backup and recovery: It optimizes the failover mechanism with simplified backup and recovery and options to have multi-geography backups.
Application Cloud Migration simplifies the operations and management to a great extent. It improves the application scalability, flexibility, and agility to a significant extent and allows the enterprise to innovate at scale. It supports Cloud adoption while retaining the enterprise ethos and allowing remote operations and monitoring.