Cloud Migrations & Systems Resiliency

The simple reality – if your organization is not migrating your IT portfolio to the cloud, you’re already behind your competition, and falling further behind.  Thinking about Business Resilience, the answer is operating your systems in the cloud.  Thinking about scalability and security – the answer is operating your systems in the cloud. Thinking about simplifying IT Operations – the answer is operating your systems in the cloud.

There are multiple approaches to migrating existing platforms to the cloud, including very straightforward ‘lift and deploy’ with Microsoft .NET applications which require very little reconfiguration to operate in the Microsoft Azure cloud. Cloud environments and the associated cloud-specific tools also provide the opportunity to make significant code and operational improvements as part of cloud migration. However, either the simple migration or more comprehensive re-engineering offers significant operational and capacity improvements e.g., operating system patch testing and deployment are undertaken by the cloud provider, with no client involvement required.

At the other end of the migration, spectrum is upgrading an application to run as a Serverless application. With business processes increasing being externalized to support customer self-service, organizations find that their system or application no longer meets the requirements for which it was designed as the business process has fundamentally modified or advanced. The technology or business function the legacy system supports becomes more complicated than the original platform contemplated. The original system or application is unable to run appropriately and causes significant disruption.

Today customers of your organization expect services on a multitude of devices and platforms, especially mobile. Not only do these business processes need to be online, but they must be faster and more secure than ever before. How often have you contacted a business only to hear, “Sorry, the computers are running a bit slow today”? This results in higher labor costs and lower customer satisfaction. At some point, it becomes more cost-effective to re-engineer and optimize to the cloud rather than continually investing in interim upgrades to address an immediate business need.

With more and more businesses migrating to the cloud, it is important to find an IT solutions provider who can provide technical competence, assessment protocols, migrate the data into the various cloud-based systems as well QA services to ensure production readiness. Axis has years of cloud experience and is ready to help.

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