Application Modernisation

Every year, a significant amount of spend by any organisation is dedicated to maintaining existing enterprise applications or their infrastructure. In such scenarios, moving your legacy applications onto a modern cloud infrastructure like Azure, for example, holds a greater promise for organisations to reduce their IT costs and leverage the savings for a competitive advantage.

While software end-of-support is a major event that can lead to the need for modernisation, other circumstances compel a modernisation effort. Several business and technology events can trigger the opportunity to modernise. For example, you will know when your existing license agreements are expiring. These factors are directly related to the cost of IT. Drivers for application modernisation include:

Software end-of-support events

Without software updates, your organisation can become vulnerable to cybersecurity threats, and may not meet regulatory requirements.

Contract licenses up for renewal

Rather than just renewing current outsourcing contracts or on-premises licenses, many organisations begin to consider how they can leap forward through modernisation.

Data centre consolidation

Many organisations want to reduce or eliminate expensive data centres, lower costs, and explore new possibilities with modernisation.

Protect critical organisational assets

With the rise of modern threats, it is vital organisations apply the right level of security on their critical assets and the underlying infrastructure that they are using.

What are the benefits of modernising your applications?

The cloud is a cost-effective way to modernise applications. With Azure, for example, you can opt for subscription levels where you only pay for what you use, whilst giving you the flexibility to scale up your resources instantly, if needed. Below are some of the other ways application modernisation helps you gain a competitive edge.

Engage your customers

Go from idea to production faster – Using flexible resources and serverless architecture helps you provide quick solutions and reusable templates, thereby increasing customer value.

Transform your products

Deliver fast and deliver value – The cloud helps you to leverage microservices, serverless architecture, and containers to remove huge dependencies within your products and create smaller and independently deployable components. These leaner and quickly evolving applications lead the way to a new business model that evolves and helps you gain a competitive edge.

Optimise your operations

Elastic resources – This next-gen application modernisation approach enables you to expand or decrease resource usage to meet changing demands without worrying about capacity planning and engineering for peak usage. Use monitoring tools built into cloud platforms to allocate additional resources without disrupting operations and reduce scale times to minutes and seconds.

Improve hardware performance

Eliminate upgrades – By moving to the cloud, you are always on the latest, best performing hardware available without the need to continually upgrade.

Gain security reassurance

Maintain data security – With the cloud, you have the peace of mind that any security concerns are in expert hands. Cloud platforms apply the latest security patches to your operating systems.

It is important that you consider the needs and requirements of your organisation’s applications to optimise the cost-effectiveness of your cloud migration strategy. A cloud platform should bring together everything your organisation needs, such as products, services, and connectors to third-party applications.

Our guide discusses the benefits of application modernisation, the migration paths to modernise your existing applications, and application modernisation offers from Incremental Group to assist you in moving your applications to the cloud.