A core component of planning and executing a successful Cloud Transformation is to understand which applications and resources within the enterprise will be migrated to cloud technologies and which will remain, leveraging either legacy platforms or advanced virtualization fabrics in the private IaaS.
Transformation to Cloud is a Journey. Take right Steps. Like any journey, it starts with the first step and is completed in a series of further steps. It is as important to choose the right strategy for each application step.
What's driving transformation and application modernization?
If there’s one overarching driver of application modernization, it’s the need for the flexibility and agility required to integrate IT technologies in a way that aligns with business demands. Legacy applications typically are incompatible with today’s flexible open-system platforms. As a result, organizations that use outdated technology are often limited in addressing critical business needs, as well as seizing opportunities for future growth.
Some of the other drivers are -
- High cost of maintaining
- Shortage of employees skill
Mapping the legacy assets and processes to be transformed to the cloud allows enterprises to understand which cloud technologies should be implemented.
In today’s environment, cloud has become an essential tool in terms of reducing costs, increasing agility and reducing complexity. But most organizations are still challenged by how to use cloud services most efficiently for their workloads.
With real-world data about their infrastructure and workloads, IT teams can make better decisions about when to move workloads and where to move and when not to.
Four types of services associated with the different business processes commonly found in enterprise
Need to understand and explain which type of workloads are suitable for which type of private, hybrid, or public cloud service
What is realistic and practical to move and what is not
Magic quadrants for business process analysis can be used for categorization of cloud computing enterprise needs
The goal behind analysis is to help visualize which existing technologies and services suit what cloud technologies
Organizations will have a mix of cloud platforms and technologies depending on the workload: most enterprises will continue to use legacy hardware, custom developments, enterprise applications, and operations. Digital Transformation does not mean moving everything now. The transformation process should go through several phases and place workloads where they are the best fit.
Right workload to right cloud.
- Category: Cloud
- Date: 01-06-2022