Application ModernisationRe-architecture | Re-factoring | Re-packaging | IAAS | PAAS
Application Modernisation Overview
Modernising legacy systems to meet customer demands and take advantage of innovation is critical to prevent losing an organization’s competitive advantage and market share. Legacy modernization is about using and reusing applications past strengths and combining them with the opportunities that current and future technologies present.
When reviewing opportunities to migrate application workloads or transform your applications to the Cloud, the common pitfall is not properly assessing the Cloud migration pathways available.
TL Consulting can address these challenges by applying innovative Application Re-platforming strategies to further assess and optimise the customer experience, with architecture and advisory services to accelerate your Cloud native journey. With a mindset shift, aspirations such as container orchestration, infrastructure as code, CICD and Full-Stack (infrastructure & application) automation are achievable.
Fast forward your legacy Enterprise Application with the right Strategy.
For many organizations, an application’s functionality is as outdated as its technology. When you need updated functionality and/or system extensibility coupled with updated technology, re-architecting is your best modernization option.
TL Consulting offers re-architecture capabilities, including solutions and services designed to analyze your current technology landscape, reviewing applications and further optimise your readiness to transition into a Cloud Native environment.
When reviewing opportunities to migrate application workloads or transform your applications to the Cloud, the common pitfall is not properly assessing the Cloud migration pathways available. Instead, most organisations follow Cloud vendors recommendations of a “lift and shift” migration naturally shifting the cost to the cloud.
To achieve the right business objectives, a simple “lift and shift” to the cloud may be an inefficient and expensive option. The reason this is more expensive is that more applications end up running on virtual machines, rather than taking advantage of on-demand Cloud services, therefore increasing your storage costs and total cost of ownership (TCO). Thus, providing further “cost implications” on the Cloud and not really gaining the inherent benefits of “utility” and “zero downtime” models. As a result, many organizations explore other alternative options such as re-platforming or re-architecting to strategically position themselves for the long-term and also ensure their business is not “locked-in” to a specific cloud provider, therefore, making their Cloud journey more cumbersome and less portable.
End to End Delivery - Application Modernisation
Managing new technology projects from end-to-end can be a challenge. Especially when you are short on skilled staff or don’t have access to the required agile or technical skillsets. Our Professional Services team help you to align your business and technology strategies with a proven track record of Project delivery across a broad spectrum of Clients in BFSI, Education, Entertainment and Government sectors.
Cloud-Native Application Assessment
Our Professional Services team follow a thorough evaluation process to identify the best method to transform your application to Cloud-native. The application is reviewed thoroughly based on Architecture principles and design patterns. Key workloads are reviewed with migration to the cloud in mind, with the key to the assessment process being compatibility to the 12-factor app methodology. This includes upfront analysis identifying application portability and potential dependencies and bottlenecks.
Application Transformation & Modernisation
Once our Professional Services team has evaluated your current architecture, the next stage involves applying software engineering practices and modern techniques to deliver an advanced architectural framework. This involves utilizing an iterative application refactoring method that uses 12-factor principles and microservices design patterns. The transition to cloud-native requires a microservices model, reducing the monolith into smaller units, deployed in docker containers to accelerate its orchestration (leveraging Kubernetes and Infrastructure as Code). The modernisation approach also includes advanced CICD pipelines, with a push-button approach.
Optimisation of Transformed Software
Operationalisation occurs in this phase, where technical debt refactoring is applied, and CICD pipelines are revisited and optimised to ensure the model is standardised, repetitive and resilient. Application maintainability and monitoring is another important aspect of your consideration to drive further improvements in delivery, maintenance, and troubleshooting. This is then transitioned into a managed service model.
Once our Professional Services team have delivered and operationalised the Cloud-Native service, TL Consulting offers a managed service operating model to support and uplift your key SME's in order that they realise the most benefits from the new architecture that has been implemented.
Opportunities to Enable an Effective Cloud Strategy
Awareness of re-architecture and re-platforming opportunities are crucial for Enterprises who are seeking effective enablement of their Cloud Strategy.
Benefits of Re-Architecture & Re-Packaging
Multi-Cloud Application Portability
Accelerated Time to Value (Continuous Delivery & IaaS)
Optimised Cloud Model with Reduced Application Footprint (TCO)
Speed Enablement and Business Advantage
Improved Elastic Scalability to Accommodate Business Growth
Zero-Downtime with Self-Healing Capabilities
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