Application Migration Solutions
Application Migration Solutions
Application migration solutions are the process of transferring applications from one location in a computing environment to the other. Simply put, it is how a software application is moved to a computing environment.
When used to update software, application migration serves as an efficient alternative to rebuilding. This migration is carried out in line with established pathways and strategies. Read on to find out more on application migration, the various strategies for application migration and how DC Encompass can be of help.
Some of the core strategies of application migration solutions include:
This strategy focuses on making significant changes to an application to perform better in a cloud environment. During the re–architect or refactor process, extensive recoding could be carried out to optimize the application for the features of the cloud. For example, an application’s data store could be upgraded so that the application can be optimized for the cloud environment.
Application migration is carried out with this strategy that involves decommissioning the solution because of its limitation. This strategy is applied because the application is limited and can be duplicated within the cloud environment. Thus, it is a cost–effective solution.
The re–platform strategy is more advanced than the lift–and–shift strategy. It involves optimizing the application for cloud architectures. With this strategy, extensive changes are not carried out, but the solution is more compatible with the cloud environment.
Benefits of Application Migration
Highly efficient and functional applications are the best assets any organization can have. Application migration is typically aimed at improving the efficiency of these systems, thereby increasing return on investment. Some of the primary benefits of application migration include the following:
As we have highlighted, improved efficiency of applications and systems directly benefits application migration.
Optimizing the features of application migration guarantees enhanced security. As a result, enhanced security comes naturally with application migration.
Risks of Application Migration
Even though application migration comes with numerous benefits, it is also associated with risks that should be acknowledged and addressed. Some of these risks include:
Although a clear benefit of application migration is minimal downtime, downtime could also be associated with the application migration process. As the migration process is rolled out, issues could arise and lead to unexpected downtime.
Organizations seek application migration solutions to improve the cost–efficiency of their operations. However, extra costs could be incurred during the application migration process. Unplanned expenses could be incurred in the form of extra licensing fees and training of employees.
Limited change management
Limited change management is a possible risk or downside of application migration. The struggles of change management come from the fact that organizations apply applications migration solutions differently.
Why choose our Services
At DC Encompass, we understand that application migration comes with various challenges and risks, and this is why we provide comprehensive application migration services that increase business productivity.
With our application migration services, we equip our clients with the tools and resources required to achieve the best results. Before our team of migration experts commence the application migration process, we take time to consider all issues that could arise and create a clear course of action that guarantees success and the best results. Our course of action reduces downtime, technical challenges, and extra costs.
Our Basic Application Migration Assessment
We offer application migration services to deliver the most efficient solutions. Thus, an extensive planning process is a critical part of our services. Let’s give you insights into how we plan and execute the most efficient application migration.
This is where we carry out an extensive assessment to identify the critical and non–critical applications. We assess whether the applications are critical as well as compatible with the cloud infrastructure.
It is important to assess the costs of a project in total. This cost assessment will cover the costs of the migration and other possible maintenance and unexpected costs.
Risk assessment is an important part of application migration to understand and identify the possible risks and establish a proper timeline.