27 September 2023

Moving to the cloud is made easier with a certified moving company.

Using containers, automation, and CI/CD support a successful migration.

An IT migration, much like a physical move, requires careful considerations: what do we take with us to the new location, and what do we replace? Companies transitioning their IT to the cloud face both opportunities and challenges, especially with older software. In this blog, you’ll discover how a service provider can assist you as a ‘certified mover.’

It’s not surprising that half of the respondents in the Solvinity Migration Guide indicate the need to replace applications. SaaS providers are capitalizing on this trend by increasing their prices. Fortunately, newer applications offer ample integration possibilities, making investments in replacements still viable. “Refactor” and “Replatform” are the most popular alternatives, accounting for approximately one-third of choices. However, these options often require additional effort. Are you considering containers or partial rewriting for a smoother cloud migration? Or will you opt for a hybrid cloud if migration isn’t feasible or desirable? The decision depends on the time, effort required, and whether it still presents a positive business case.

"Continuous Delivery makes updates significantly less stressful since they are automatically executed after testing."
Legacy gets a face lift

If you rely on traditional applications for critical business processes, and there’s no suitable alternative (SaaS!), you naturally want to retain that functionality. With Rebuild/Refactor strategies, you can bring legacy software to the public cloud. The use of container technology is ideal for implementing microservices architectures, and containers can easily run on various cloud platforms. This way, you retain functionality while ensuring it aligns with the new infrastructure.

For both existing and new cloud-native apps, Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) is a game-changer. It accelerates development, enhances flexibility, and minimizes downtime. CI/CD is especially beneficial when updating and maintaining applications in the cloud, including those with legacy components. Continuous Delivery makes updates significantly less stressful since they are automatically executed after testing.

Automation is the key to an efficient migration. Automating recurring tasks such as backups, security implementation, and resource scaling speeds up the migration process and reduces errors. After migration, you can dynamically scale based on workloads, particularly useful for critical apps experiencing peak loads.

"Migration often requires additional effort and expertise, particularly in the realm of cybersecurity."
Why Choose the Certified Mover ​

When considering a migration to the public cloud, costs are just one aspect of the decision-making process. The future-proofing and security of the application are crucial, especially for older applications with outdated code or a lack of recent updates. Migration often requires additional effort and expertise, particularly in the realm of cybersecurity. Solvinity offers comprehensive security solutions by integrating “security by design” principles into the migration process. Our partner, Securify, conducts code reviews and identifies and resolves weaknesses in existing applications.

As an experienced service provider specializing in containerization and automation, we can support you as a “certified mover” in achieving a smooth and secure migration to the public cloud. Containerization streamlines the migration of traditional applications, while automation makes processes more efficient and reliable. The result is a successful migration that leverages cloud benefits and minimizes operational complexity. We are ready to assist you at every step of your migration project.

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