All large organisations that need to adopt Cloud strategically, need to solve the problem hidden behind their legacy assets if they seek to benefits from the real advantages of the Cloud.
The reality is those assets were built for traditional hosting models and not the Cloud, and as a result the overall transformation roadmap must also include re-architecting the legacy and mostly monolithic assets to adopt Cloud-Native patterns. Read more on our Cloud-Native development offerings here.
Some of those patterns involve Lambda, API-first, and micro-services based architecture which would enable leveraging the real benefits of the cloud such as demand-based scaling , effective pay as you go, higher level of resiliency by decoupling the systems. Only by adopting strategies like that, leveraging public or hybrid cloud services such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud leads to lower cost of execution, shorter time to market, higher resiliency and better quality.
More importantly, we firmly believe that the role of the Cloud shouldn't only be limited to cost-saving, as there are a whole range of foundational and enabling benefits in the Cloud that organisations haven't leveraged yet. Those include having access to disrupting forces such as AI and Analytics, Quantum Computing, Blockchain, IoT and Edge computing.
In our view, below areas need to be covered in every Cloud adoption as part of the broader transformation strategy. Find out more on our Transformation program here.
The vision, goals, and outcomes of moving our software assets to the Cloud and adopting a Cloud-First strategy need to be clear to all stakeholders, as a clear roadmap and correct set of KPIs help define, track and measure success and progress, in addition to the approach which should be taken for the migration and the future target-state architecture.
Choosing a Provider Strategy -running the workload on single, hybrid, or primary/secondary Cloud- depends on the criticality and materiality of the workload, ultimate contractual obligations, complexity and the cost that the organisation is willing to pay to establish and maintain the target-state architecture and the vision for the future of our operating model.
Some organisations have successfully managed to adopt Software As A Service (SaaS) for some of their teams, however, they haven't been able to realise the real benefits of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) or the more streamlined version, Platform as a Service (PaaS) due to the complexity of their internal systems or sheer volume of their assets.
Lift-and-Shift should be indeed the last potential option especially when it come to moving the legacy monolithic assets to the cloud, as most of the times, a broader transformation agenda needs to be run beforehand to make the assets aligned with the new infrastructure and operating model.
Moving to the modern world of infrastructure, operating models, and new ways of working is not possible without running a thorough program to make engineers and staff ready for the shift. As we shouldn't move to the Cloud if we are not willing to let go of the processes, skillsets and operating models of the past.
Our team work with your technology and business teams to find answers to the above areas tailored for your business and your targets, and we help you every step of the way to achieve your Cloud adoption milestones:
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