Overview: Application Modernization

With the recent Covid-19 disruption, digital transformation of enterprises has increased multifold. The need for an agile and scalable IT environment to meet the demands of the ever-growing customer needs is also on the rise. The digital transformation, though needed now more than ever, is not any easier in these times, with monolithic architectures holding back companies from a quick and smooth transition.

Digital transformation means little if it misses out the key components of cloud migration and application modernization. The time has come for all enterprises to quicken the process of application modernization to remain ahead in the market race.

To put it in simpler terms, Application Modernization is all about dividing the legacy applications into their own individual functions. This way, each function will be capable of running on its own with the help of containers, making the framework independent, scalable, faster-to-deploy, and agile.

Reliability, Scalability and Security are the Top 3 Priorities for Enterprises opting for application modernization

Companies are planning to modernize 54% of their custom applications during the next year

Application Modernization is more than just moving offline business process to digital platforms. Micro services for each function must be developed based on legacy applications, so that productivity is enhanced and cost savings achieved.

A complete application modernization means moving the underlying architecture from monoliths to micro-services, migrating from physical servers to cloud computing, and moving the delivery methods from waterfall to DevOps. While some organizations undergo application modernization in a gradual process due to financial constraints, others opt for a complete overhaul. Whatever the approach, one thing to keep in mind is to align these three critical aspects of the IT infrastructure.

It is important for organizations to readjust their legacy applications with the new business requirements. Enterprises must turn into full-fledged digital-native enterprises and create new business value from aging legacy applications, without having to reinvest. There are definitely mission-critical applications which must run 24/7 in a year, and keeping them for a complete overhaul is not the right thing to do. Instead, what enterprises can do is to implement application modernization for each application or function without disturbing the existing application stack.

Cloud4C: Your Trusted Partner in Application Modernization and Migration Journey

Cloud4C Application Modernization helps enterprises in maintaining, extending, deploying and managing their applications, so that they meet the current and future business needs. This depends on the company’s situation, which will be driven by factors such as strategic business initiatives, application architecture, time, cost, and available skills.

Here are the various approaches and techniques for Application Modernization:

Re-host

Here we move the application to another physical, virtual or cloud infrastructure, without any alteration, all while keeping the business logic intact, and ensuring that there is no change in the system.

Re-place

A legacy app that has some functionality, which is still useful, can sometimes be replaced with a more flexible cloud-based solution. The consumption of these services changes from a purchased license to a pay-as-you-go subscription.

Re-platform

We move the legacy applications to the cloud with minute changes, ensuring that code structure, features, and functions are unaltered. For Software-as-a-Service apps, it is based on a 12-factor framework, a defined methodology for developing and deploying web applications.

Re-architect

It’s about moving to new application architecture where you can utilize all the modern programming as well as micro-services: a win-win situation. In this legacy modernization technique, the overall code is changed, allowing you to move to a new architecture where you enable the infinite features of the application platform.

Re-build

In encapsulation, the monolithic application is broken, encapsulating data and functions in the application and rebuilding those individual components into micro services application through a new application programming interface. This will help your enterprise to leverage and extend the application’s features and value to change with the evolving needs of the business.

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Security

The legacy applications do not have the necessary security controls because of the traditional architecture, unsupported versions, old tools which expose the enterprises to threats, and other vulnerabilities and security risks.

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Higher Dependency

In the legacy applications setting, the teams are highly dependent on each other as they work in traditional silos to develop and deploy applications. This can sometimes lead to high cohesiveness and lack of collaboration, which increases the cost and time-to-market of applications.

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Single Point of Failure

One of the biggest challenges enterprise face due to legacy applications or legacy software is that the failure of a single function, module or functionality can result in the failure of the entire system.

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Lacks flexibility

With legacy applications, even a small change or update can sometimes bring down the entire system. Be it bigger or smaller changes, it takes several days or even months to reflect. It is extremely difficult to scale up legacy systems as they have large codebases and may cause performance problems.

Benefits of Application Modernization

Reduce Technical Complexity
Reduce Technical Complexity
Improve Resilience
Faster Time to Market
Cost Reduction
Better Customer Experience
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With application modernization, enterprises can simplify the development of the applications. By modernizing applications, enterprises are modularizing complex modules into simpler components, which makes their maintenance easier.

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The ever-changing dynamics of the market have pushed the enterprises to look beyond their legacy applications. With application modernization, enterprises are now working towards making their applications fault-tolerant and resilient.

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In the current market, enterprises need to be quick and agile to make specific changes to any functionality. Usually, with legacy applications, that’s not the case and hence by modernizing their applications, enterprises can easily make changes to the applications without having to depend on IT or the development cycle.

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With application modernization, enterprises can easily replace the complex infrastructure or software to minimize the total cost of ownership and maintenance.

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In this new customer-driven market, enterprises must focus on giving the best customer experience. With application modernization, they can easily offer new services and experience to their clientele from all the touch points, ensuring a better customer experience.

Application Modernization services from Cloud4C

With Cloud4C Micro-services approach consulting, enterprises can get a holistic assessment of their IT systems. Cloud4C then provides a strategic roadmap to make adoption of micro-services quick and easy. Micro-services approach consulting by Cloud4C makes the migration of monolithic applications and legacy systems a smooth affair, building a new architecture that leverages micro-services. Cloud4C can build and manage microservices, integrating applications and developing databases that are agile and flexible. Cloud4C’s microservices testing can aid enterprises verify work process and flow, with all services integrated. Cloud4C supports and maintains services that improve the quality of microservices applications development, and which cut down the defects.

With Kubernetes as a Service, Cloud4C offers expertise creating and operating open source infrastructure to help you maximize multicloud portability and avoid lock-in. As part of the Kubernetes as a Service, we look into the ongoing operations and support the entire technology stack, which includes hardware to the IaaS to Kubernetes. The Cloud4C Kubernetes as a Service takes care of the containers and cluster application services, which will help enterprises to pay more attention to building and running applications.

As part of the Kubernetes as a Service, Cloud4C team of experts handle the deployment and operation of a fully managed Kubernetes control plane, including configuration, operation and maintenance of all Kubernetes components. Cloud4C offers best practices and support for deploying and operating highly scalable applications within Kubernetes.

As part of the Application Modernization, Cloud4C takes complete responsibility for the migration of all the mission-critical workloads. Our team of experts use the best practices to drive data migration. We look into the quality, speed and security that are crucial for a successful data migration. Here’s the complete scope:

Assessment & Plan

A discovery workshop to gather stakeholder opinions, assess data warehouse readiness, collect server and application information. Subsequently, scenario and workloads identification for migration and customized planning for a successful migration without any disruption to operations.

Cloud4C Migration Factory

A proven, cost-effective, industrialized, and fully packaged service for organizations to realize greater certainty in migration. It's a highly automated “migration factory” approach with a low-cost workforce and tried and tested tools, eliminating delays and delivering quality results, on time, every time.

Database of Your Choice

Streamlined homogeneous migrations such as from Oracle to Oracle, as well as heterogeneous migrations between different database platforms, such as Oracle to Amazon Aurora.

Data Security During Migration

A highly-secured data migration with complete backup before the process, encrypted data transfer and controlled access during the entire process - all the while maintaining integrity of your data.

Complex & Large Scale Migrations

Automated administrative solutions facilitate database auditing to capacity management to platform-supported disruption management, upgrading, and patching - easing complex and voluminous migrations without data loss and downtime.

  • Microservices Approach Consulting

    With Cloud4C Micro-services approach consulting, enterprises can get a holistic assessment of their IT systems. Cloud4C then provides a strategic roadmap to make adoption of micro-services quick and easy. Micro-services approach consulting by Cloud4C makes the migration of monolithic applications and legacy systems a smooth affair, building a new architecture that leverages micro-services. Cloud4C can build and manage microservices, integrating applications and developing databases that are agile and flexible. Cloud4C’s microservices testing can aid enterprises verify work process and flow, with all services integrated. Cloud4C supports and maintains services that improve the quality of microservices applications development, and which cut down the defects.

  • Kubernetes-as-a-Service

    With Kubernetes as a Service, Cloud4C offers expertise creating and operating open source infrastructure to help you maximize multicloud portability and avoid lock-in. As part of the Kubernetes as a Service, we look into the ongoing operations and support the entire technology stack, which includes hardware to the IaaS to Kubernetes. The Cloud4C Kubernetes as a Service takes care of the containers and cluster application services, which will help enterprises to pay more attention to building and running applications.

    As part of the Kubernetes as a Service, Cloud4C team of experts handle the deployment and operation of a fully managed Kubernetes control plane, including configuration, operation and maintenance of all Kubernetes components. Cloud4C offers best practices and support for deploying and operating highly scalable applications within Kubernetes.

  • Data Migration Services

    As part of the Application Modernization, Cloud4C takes complete responsibility for the migration of all the mission-critical workloads. Our team of experts use the best practices to drive data migration. We look into the quality, speed and security that are crucial for a successful data migration. Here’s the complete scope:

    Assessment & Plan

    A discovery workshop to gather stakeholder opinions, assess data warehouse readiness, collect server and application information. Subsequently, scenario and workloads identification for migration and customized planning for a successful migration without any disruption to operations.

    Cloud4C Migration Factory

    A proven, cost-effective, industrialized, and fully packaged service for organizations to realize greater certainty in migration. It's a highly automated “migration factory” approach with a low-cost workforce and tried and tested tools, eliminating delays and delivering quality results, on time, every time.

    Database of Your Choice

    Streamlined homogeneous migrations such as from Oracle to Oracle, as well as heterogeneous migrations between different database platforms, such as Oracle to Amazon Aurora.

    Data Security During Migration

    A highly-secured data migration with complete backup before the process, encrypted data transfer and controlled access during the entire process - all the while maintaining integrity of your data.

    Complex & Large Scale Migrations

    Automated administrative solutions facilitate database auditing to capacity management to platform-supported disruption management, upgrading, and patching - easing complex and voluminous migrations without data loss and downtime.

Intelligent Managed Service for Application Modernization

Cloud4C’s Application Modernization services offer AIOPs-based managed services that monitor data from network applications, cloud and infrastructure. We leverage Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to proactively detect any changes and hence address issues right away.

Cloud4C provides enterprises with a key layer of intelligence and integration between IT Service Management systems and performance monitoring, and this way, enterprises get to avoid unnecessary operational actions. Cloud4C leverages AIOPs to build a workspace that is collaborative enough to resolve any issues and capture the remediation data of the possible root cause of other issues of the kind. Cloud4C’s AIOPs service adds rapid mean time to detect (MTTD) and mean time to resolve (MTTR) issues, making prevention and resolution of issues smooth and quick.

Cloud4C AIOPs, DevOps and IT Ops come together and gain a thorough understanding of critical IT architecture, applications and services, which makes their control effective. A strong set of tools aid operators with proactive notifications and recommendations on possible root cause of issues, so that business services can continue uninterrupted.

Cloud4C Migration Factory for Legacy Modernization

What makes Cloud4C Migration factory approach and frameworks ready to use?

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Thorough discovery workshops with consultative approach across the migration project lifecycle

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Fail-proof, secure and risk-averse migration framework suited just for the organization’s needs

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Robust industry, geography and compliance-specific Cloud4C Migration factory approach for quicker migration

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Comprehensive Migration strategy involving the entire partner eco-system to achieve organization’s transformation objectives

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Leveraging cloud native & underlying technology certified migration tools with automation for a quicker Go-to-Market (GTM)

End-to-End Application Modernization services by Cloud4C

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Robust

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Complaint

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Fail-safe

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Adhering to Business Objectives

Cloud4C Differentiators

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Due to high expertise and experience on public cloud platforms like Azure, AWS, SAP, GCP, OCI etc., Cloud4C has perfected a highly secure, automated and cost-effective migration approach and framework(s).

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Dedicated approach to every step of data migration -- from initial assessment and planning to ensuring data security and backup and tally risk mitigation and disaster recovery.

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Complex migrations, conversions, homogeneous and heterogeneous migrations are handled skilfully

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Assured data sovereignty (using AI) and data integrity by using performing validations at three stages of cloud migration -- Test phase, Pre-production and Post-production using applications and Infra team.

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High speed data migration with zero downtime to the tune of no-failure 50,000 transactions/hour, and provides complete support in the form of backup with 24/7 support infrastructure availability.

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Ensures high-availability (99.9%) infrastructure

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