You’ve heard people talking about running their applications in the cloud, now you’ve been thinking that your company should stay on the cutting edge of technology, right? So, you begin talking to your IT people about moving your stuff into the cloud, but moving an application to the cloud isn’t quite as simple as the decision to make it happen. Your legacy applications are essential to your business, and moving them to the cloud is a process that you should carefully consider. It will take time and money to put your applications on the cloud.

Some legacy applications are not built to take advantage of all the features and innovation of the cloud. They may be built in a way that causes problems when you try to move them into the cloud. For example, if the data was tightly coupled with the application, and you have the database in the data center and the application center is in the cloud, that kind of separation can cause performance issues. So, what do you do when you’re looking to move your applications to the public cloud?

There are many approaches to application modernization, as the bullet points below explain in detail. The approaches differ in purpose, effect, value, cost, risk, and impact. Application leaders can evaluate a specific business’s objective to select the best approach.

  • Rehosting “lifts and shifts” the program as is to the new infrastructure.
  • Replatforming involves some code changes to adapt the application to the new platform but doesn’t alter its functions or main structure.
  • Refactoring modernizes code to remove inefficiencies without altering the application’s behavior.
  • Rearchitecting alters the application code fundamentally to take advantage of new platforms.
  • Rebuilding overhauls from scratch, maintaining an application’s original scope and specifications.
  • Replacement throws out the old application in favor of something completely new.

Pantek is intimately familiar with the process of moving applications to the cloud without you having to worry about performance issues or data getting lost in the shuffle. We consider the entire strategy instead of going about it in a piecemeal fashion. Our team takes the time to understand your business objectives and puts in the work to review the myriad of options available based on your budget, timeline, and other requirements.

Our expertise really shines in our proactive, strategic planning for the process to make it as painless as possible. Our process will help identify potential points of failure, automate updates, patches, and data transfers/uploads to reduce down-time and provide a more sustainable environment. Our process assesses your current applications to see which ones are most suited for cloud migrations and what types of changes will be needed for less suitable applications. Pantek helps you decide which cloud service options are right for your company based on your business requirements.

Once we assess your unique needs, our Pantek team then develops a migration plan to ensure that all of the important details are covered and given the attention they need to make the transfer as fast and cost-effective as possible. Our services don’t end after the migration, however. Pantek offers 24-hour support for our customers, so you can always get in contact with us if you have any questions or concerns during any part of the process. Contact us today if you’ve been thinking about making the move, so you too can be WOW-ed by the cloud.