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Saturday 20 October 2018
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More Reasons to Move your Legacy Applications to Cloud!

More Reasons to Move your Legacy Applications to Cloud!

Why application development companies move to the cloud?

If you still have legacy apps- here are more reasons to move to the cloud

The priority for many businesses now-a-days is to increase their digital presence.  there are only a few ways to accomplish this goal.  Updating or modernizing key legacy applications to move is necessary for the expanded digital footprint.   But unfortunately, and for various reasons, some legacy applications will not have an easy transition or be at all able to move to the cloud, and they will be left to run on in-house systems.

The benefits that cloud-accessible technologies offer is not something businesses can ignore, and thus moving as many legacy applications to the cloud to gain the data processing, machine learning and AI capabilities that cloud application’s offer is crucial.  Businesses need to weigh all the costs of keeping the legacy applications as is and on-premise with these potential benefits and competitive advantage.

There are two overwhelming reasons businesses begin to investigate migrating their legacy applications.  First would be the basic fact that their applications need to be updated or replaced and the cost is prohibitive to do such maintenance.   Or secondly, driven by the latest trends for complete business transformation, where there’s the desire to create added value through providing new capabilities to the business such as smart cloud services.  The added benefit stands out that migrating legacy applications to the cloud can help with close process gaps if a current system doesn’t support a full end-to-end process.

Of these two justifications for legacy application migration, business transformation initiatives are the more likely to be the impetus for change.  The challenge is to make the transition as easy with little disruption as possible, ensuring to support modern business processes. Fortunately, with the latest development tools such as dockers legacy applications are more likely to transition with less disruptions.

Why you need to do this migration now and not later

Your focus should be on gaining the flexibility you need for improved user engagement?  The first objective of any legacy migration is to create a system that is flexible to change. Since your goal is to not invest in something that will need quick updating.  Cloud-based application architectures promote the needed agility by leveraging microservices.

The latest best of breed modern technology stacks will enable developers to rapidly take advantage without having to be an expert in all of them will create a high level of flexibility that is fully documented and visually constructed.

Scalability is the name of the game in this global world:  Core legacy systems fail to deliver the required performance at scale. The latest cloud-based applications ensure that a new solution can be deployed with the required resiliency and high availability for mission-critical use.  A cloud-native architecture enables automatic failover for continuous operation of business-critical apps, ensuring that they don’t run into the same performance issues as legacy systems.

Smart capabilities are automatic with the latest cloud applications: Cloud technology integration may help make it possible to incorporate smart capabilities into an application. The world of smart apps includes innovative systems that gather tremendous amounts of data from sensors and other sources, using machine learning algorithms and predictive analytics available on the cloud to make this information actionable for users and to improve experiences.

Usability can make or break your ability to reach out to your market: Having a deeper understanding of the users and business context can help close process gaps that existed in the legacy system, delivering an end-to-end solution may be the way to drive substantial productivity gains. This level of understanding may also result in the incorporation of new capabilities that weren’t available in the legacy system. Delivering a more focused and engaging user experience is much less of a challenge with a fresh cloud-application, but it can be done with legacy applications that are migrated to cloud. Look for a platform that enables the business to take part in the design process to ensure app usability and success.

In summary, legacy migration of applications to the cloud will enable a more user-centric application experience which will ensure greater adoption for both internal and external stakeholders. In a software-driven world, organization’s that employ a cloud-first approach to application architecture will reap tremendous benefits in flexibility, scalability, smart capabilities and the usability of an application.

 



Tracy is responsible for the marketing of Telliant Systems. Always looking for ways to increase Telliant Systems' brand. She loves finding ways to show how software development can make our daily lives better and more productive.


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