Cloud adoption for agility and competitiveness
Public cloud enable technology teams to deliver new capabilities and help businesses monetize data faster, avoiding long lead times typically involving setting up infrastructure and deploying new technologies in internal environments. A wide variety of services such as API Gateways, serverless computing, cost-effective storage, and services for data lakes, data science, AI, Machine Learning, NLP etc., enable agile delivery of scalable and resilient capabilities for business in a timely manner.
Driving transformation through cloud
Several organizations rely on monolithic applications developed 10-20 years ago using outdated technologies, causing security and compliance issues. In addition to that, these legacy applications and architectures restrict the businesses from scaling, impair agility and cause customer experience issues.
As technology organizations embark on the cloud transformation journey, different paths could be pursued with varying timelines of implementation and TCO. These range from re-hosting (aka lift-and-shift), re-platforming, re-factoring to take advantage of containers and re-writing using cloud-native technologies. For example, re-host is the quickest and cheapest way of cloud adoption with very high TCO. On the other hand, cloud re-write is the most expensive and time-consuming option for implementation, delivering the most benefits of cloud, including the lowest TCO — other options like re-factor and re-platform fall in between.
There are costs and benefits to going cloud platform-specific vs. staying cloud-agnostic as well.
Choosing the right path is not a trivial task with near-term and long-term implications. Cloud workload assessment and analysis are critical steps to decide on the right path to cloud, considering the future business and technical requirements.
Iris follows a need-centric approach to define your transformation journey to meet your business objectives. Our cloud consultants assess the current tech stack and business requirements to create a cloud adoption roadmap with minimal risk. Our cloud services include:
- Portfolio assessment and consulting
- Replatforming workloads to cloud
- Re-factoring workloads to cloud
- Re-writing applications using cloud-native technologies and services
While portfolio assessment and consulting are done at a portfolio level, other services like re-platform, re-factor, and re-write are performed at the application level.
Agility, resiliency, scalability and more
- Converting monoliths to microservices
- Making services stateless and scalable
- Containerizing applications
- Automating test and deployment process
- Adopting cloud-friendly tech stack and frameworks
- Implementing on-demand cloud services
- Building data lakes, data science, AI, ML and NLP applications