Thinking About Cloud Migration? Make Sure Your Applications Handle it
Let’s face it. Over the past decade, the cloud has become critical to executing a successful digital strategy.
The inefficiency of an on-prem, hardware-based solution—perhaps what you’ve had from the beginning—puts you at a disadvantage because traditional infrastructure lacks scalability and flexibility, plus it’s more expensive (and less secure) than cloud options.
Moving to the cloud addresses those shortcomings and offers the technology trifecta: a cost-effective, pay-as-you-go model that is infinitely scalable and delivers robust cybersecurity controls (making it ideal for production, development, and disaster recovery workloads).
If you’re contemplating migration, one way you can prepare is to ensure your operating systems, software, and applications are up to date and have the appropriate licenses. Even then, proprietary and legacy applications may require a rebuild to make the move, and that can impact productivity, costing you time and money.
The right partner can discover obstacles that could derail your progress. Agio has the experience and resources to guide you through the migration process and ensure your new infrastructure is solid and secure.
The Road to Success
The last mile of migration can be the hardest. Many firms have a painful moment when they realize the custom applications created in-house—the ones integral to the day-to-day flow of business—won’t easily migrate to the cloud without significant work.
Updating, rewriting, or otherwise changing these apps in-house is cost and time prohibitive. You may decide it’s easier to put 75% of your systems online and leave the 25% comprised of bespoke apps on an on-prem server.
This route may solve the problem temporarily, but it defeats the purpose of migration. Instead of a single environment that’s holistic and secure, you’ll end up with a more complex setup that requires additional hardware and security but isn’t scalable or flexible. More time and work, fewer benefits.
If you want the easiest path to digital transformation, Agio can help. We offer cutting-edge cloud migration and management services with more than 20 years of cybersecurity expertise baked into every step of the process. When you work with us, you’re working with the full power of our managed IT and cybersecurity departments behind you.
Check out this case study to see how our process of interviews, assessments, recommendations, and resources (including our partnership with Themis, who provide custom software for the financial services industry) reveals a path to successful migration without losing integral functionality.
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