Legacy Cloud Practice

The Future of Enterprise Applications

Scalability, Cost-effectiveness, Availability & Extensibility - for your applications
Whether modernizing a single legacy application or the entire enterprise, Modern Systems provides the products and services to assist organizations understand the legacy landscape and the challenges associated with selecting the right modernization strategy. The aim of the Modern Systems Legacy to Cloud Practice is work with customers to create a cohesive, executable plan aimed at taking maximum advantage of the scalability, cost-effectiveness, availability and extensibility of cloud environments with minimal risk. The Modern Systems Legacy to Cloud Practice will leverage:
  • Vast experience with migrating complex legacy application and data workloads
  • Proven cloud specific assessment services targeted at replicating the requirements of legacy operational and infrastructure environments on a distributed platform
  • Specific understanding of the requirements of legacy applications to deploy in complex cloud computing environments

Legacy Cloud Practice Offers You:

  • Custom developed cloud migration strategy containing a full-service methodology, customizable to meet specific customer requirements and assist with the journey from legacy to the cloud
  • Support from assessment through a selected modernization approach, testing, deployment, and ongoing management of the target cloud environment
  • Certified partnerships with best-in-class cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and the Oracle Cloud Platform
  • Ability to articulate the specific benefits of each platform offering amongst the confusing and ever-changing cloud landscape
Cloud Practice

A Clear Pathway to the Cloud

Cloud Assessment Service

In order to determine a clear pathway to the cloud, it’s imperative that a holistic view is taken of an organization’s application, operational, and infrastructure environment requirements. Cloud application migration strategies are unique to each customer. It’s imperative that any assessment approach be a customizable process, where customers can select one, many, or all services depending on requirements.

Key Objectives of a Modern Systems Cloud Assessment

Select the right application migration approach through portfolio rationalization and consultancy exercises. The selected strategy will be based on specific customer goals, including cost savings and ROI, timeframe, required agility, priorities, in addition to future business drivers, available skills and experience, technology, tools and platform preferences.
  • Some applications will be able to be replatformed (or rehosted) “as-is” with little to no change
  • Others applications may be automatically converted to Java or C#
  • Via tool-assisted reengineering, applications may be assessed and optimized to take advantage of additional cloud-native benefits, such as microservices and DevOps
  • Within the portfolio, some applications may be candidates for replacement with available SaaS solutions, or completely retired
Provide recommendations surrounding a suitable service model, e.g. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS). Customers may select:
  • IaaS, when the requirement is to maintain a quickly scalable computing infrastructure including servers, storage, networking firewalls and security
  • PaaS, with Modern Systems providing an IaaS managed service, and customer control being retained from the operating system up
  • SaaS, when application feature functionality can be replaced with an existing packaged solution
Determine the appropriate deployment option, e.g. public, private or hybrid cloud. With true application and business rules understanding, customers can take advantage of both public and private cloud scenarios with confidence - based on the needs of the business and the constraints of the application. Cloud multitenancy combined with existing dedicated resources can achieve a highly flexible, highly agile, and highly cost-effective solution.
Develop a cloud migration strategy blueprint containing a summary of the selected approach, deployment option, service model, custom target cloud reference architecture, cloud migration project timeline, and a breakdown of the associated costs for the applicable migration and testing services, normative and peak operational runtime costs, in addition to optional managed services costs.

How Do You Start?

While not every application is suitable for cloud deployment, many applications and business processes benefit from deployment in the cloud. Assuming business outcomes are understood, we recommend beginning your journey with a detailed assessment of the legacy environment to understand how cloud services might be utilized with minimal risk and impact.
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