Enterprises are now feeling the need to migrate their home-grown applications and infrastructure to cloud to ensure cost-efficiency, faster reaction to changes for unpredictable business demands and top class security and privacy.
Cloud migration is unfortunately not as simple as it sounds. It involves:
Studying the topography of the existing infrastructure
Asking relevant questions to business stakeholders on the SLA needs for the applications
Backup and archival needs of the application
Development strengths of the existing IT Team
Avoiding duplication of efforts
Identifying co-existing applications, and more
None of the above is for the faint hearted and the prime reason why cloud movement fail in organizations is because of the tediousness of the above tasks. The Tasks are related to the core areas of business and thus the cloud initiatives fall in to the cracks. Why must organizations spend their time worrying about tasks that do not fit their core areas of business?
Congruent’s cloud management consulting capabilities and teams will empower your IT and business users to make the targeted investments in an incremental manner, with predictable outcomes in your cloud migration goals.
the Best Cloud Service from Microsoft
Our choice of migration platform is Microsoft Azure as hosting platform. Azure is the industry leading managed datacenter from Microsoft which hosts millions of customer applications in a secure and private environment. Azuredatacenter range from small shared cost effective platform to large-secure-private environment for application hosting.
Few critical points in support of Azure platform are:
“Rest Azured” is our home-grown cloud application migration tools suite that will help you identify and asses the Cloud fitment of on-premise applications and migrate using our in-house developed Cloud assessment and migration assessment tools.
“Rest Azured” solution suite is a combination of processes, procedures, tools and third party solutions. This combination of automated and human driven cycle of migration process enables a seamless and reliable cloud migration strategy.
The output of this step is a thorough study of the system(s) that are identified by IT for migration. The study would encompass reaching out to all stakeholders including IT who develop and maintain the application to business users who are end consumers of the application. This allows the “Rest Azured” team to prepare and produce a migration document that can be circulated to the stakeholders. This also ensures commitment from each of the stakeholders at various stages of the application.
Output – Rest Azured Study output
Application description and migration decision
The most critical phase of the migration where all the technical and landscape requirements that were collected were interpreted and a migration landscape is drawn.
Output – Rest Azured Visualize output
This is the action phase where the migration process begins after the acceptance of critical criteria drawn out in the Visualize phase is agreed. Separate staging environment is provisioned and migration process is validated with IT teams and Business process teams performing UAT and signing off on the migrated application(s)
This is the optional support phase where Congruent Global manages the application on a continuous basis with ALM tools for monitoring, scaling and performing routine maintenance tasks for the migrated application. Our proven SDLC methodology for software development will come in handy for this phase