Applications built before the dawn of the cloud run on large and cumbersome in-house servers, require manual maintenance and come with expensive licensing costs. The cloud mindset of ease and automation can take away a lot of these problems, but knowing where to start with replatforming an application–while keeping things up and running–opens up a can of worms for development teams.
The benefits of a cloud-native application include far faster software releases, automated infrastructure and effortless migration to the public cloud. Simply rebuilding a production application for the cloud could involve substantial downtime, which enterprises would often rather avoid, especially if the application is critical to the business.
We help improve hard-to-maintain applications by assessing their cloud-readiness in line with the 12-factor app methodology.
Applications may or may not be able to become fully cloud-native, in which case–instead of suggesting a complete rebuild–we will outline the minimum changes to get the application up and running on the cloud. While keeping the application live and in-use, we can then help you refactor code to move towards a fully cloud-native app, taking full advantage of the flexibility and ease the cloud has to offer.