How modernising for the cloud can help you repay debt?
You can reduce technical debt by moving applications to the cloud. But this doesn’t usually mean a simple lift and shift. For example, you might need to refactor some source code first to make sure apps use cloud-native services. Migrating to the cloud might also require you to change the compute engine for your app and embrace serverless technology, or to adopt a new API strategy to break open silos and make data available to every part of your organisation.
The cloud can make it easier to implement automation, DevOps, continuous delivery and other modern software engineering practices. But you need to migrate in a methodical way to optimize your outcomes.
SoftwareOne has helped many businesses reduce technical debt by moving to the cloud. We start by analysing your current business drivers and architecture to identify the gaps between the two. We also examine your application source code to discover lapses in best practices and areas that need updating.
Next, we can organise a workshop to understand where technical debt lies in your business processes. We’ll then use the 7 Rs framework to suggest the best options for your migration: relocate, rehost, replatform, refactor, relicense, retire, retain.
After this, we’ll define the best cloud architecture for your applications and develop a modernisation plan, complete with information about total cost of ownership and return on investment. Although a move to the cloud can reduce costs, remember that’s not the main goal here: the biggest benefit will come from reducing innovation friction so you can innovate faster and grow your business.
After modernising, testing and migrating your applications, we can provide ongoing support to ensure you control technical debt and stay fit for future business needs.
To learn more about SoftwareOne’s Application Modernisation Services, or to start a conversation about reducing your technical debt, get in touch with us today.