Cloud Migration Tool
MOVE TO THE CLOUD WITH CONFIDENCE
You have planned a cloud migration to benefit from increased efficiency, faster deployment, and lower costs. But migration has its challenges, especially for companies with deeply entrenched legacy applications.
Organizations planning cloud migrations are faced with hundreds of questions as they assess their application infrastructure:
- Are there applications that can and should be grouped together for migration?
- Are there some applications that can be retired or replaced with a SaaS option?
- Which applications can be brought over as-is and which will require major code changes?
- How can I be confident my applications will run correctly in the new environment?
Our Crosscode Panoptics Platform, with its automated application discovery, dependency mapping and impact analysis features, is the must-have tool for planning cloud migrations. The highly detailed infrastructure view that Panoptics provides enables you to establish a strategy that minimizes the risks and costs associated with cloud migrations without sacrificing the full benefits of a cloud-based infrastructure.
ACCELERATE CLOUD MIGRATIONS & MODERNIZATION, MINIMIZE RISK
For a successful cloud migration or application modernization, you must have a thorough understanding of the architecture and interrelations of your legacy applications. The traditional approach to building this understanding has been a time-consuming, expensive and error-prone process of manual analysis
Crosscode Panoptics completes this analysis in minutes, giving you an in-depth understanding of your applications and all their dependencies. Our unique, proprietary discovery and decomposition algorithms provide a deeper, more thorough analysis than any other solution. We analyze your application code and database schema to capture critical dependencies that other methods miss, including processes that run infrequently and even dormant applications that are no longer in use.
The speed, depth and accuracy of Panoptics’ analysis significantly reduces the workload and lets you accelerate your migration schedule by months. . Whether the migration is conducted by your own DevOps and development teams or by a consulting partner, it can now be done faster, with fewer people, and with far less risk. In fact, our customers typically shave about 50% of the time from a migration – without disrupting business.
DEFINING YOUR CLOUD STRATEGY
Panoptics gives you the information you need to develop a cloud migration plan that is tailored to your unique application infrastructure.
There are three basic types of cloud migration strategy:
Rehosting (“Lift and Shift”): Virtual machines in the cloud are setup to mirror physical machines in the data center and applications are ported to the VMs without code changes.
Re-platforming and Partial Refactoring: Assets are moved to the cloud with a small amount of new coding and optimization.
Refactoring: Most or all of the source code is rewritten to take advantage of cloud-native application frameworks like Elastic Beanstalk or Lambda.
Sometimes these three strategies are presented as a continuum where rehosting represents the fastest, easiest migration with the fewest benefits, and refactoring represents the most challenging migration with the greatest rewards.
In practice, the choice of strategy is not that simple. Every organization’s application stack presents a unique profile. An ideal strategy may very well be a hybrid where different groups of applications are migrated according to their characteristics.
For example, your portfolio is likely to include legacy applications with well-defined architectures, minimal shared dependencies and data that is tightly coupled to the application. In such cases there may be little potential benefit from refactoring, and attempting to recode the applications could introduce unnecessary cost and risk to your planning. These applications would be good candidates for rehosting.
With Panoptics’ granular view of your applications and their interrelationships with data and other applications you can be assured that the strategies you follow are well aligned with the characteristics of your portfolio.
Whichever strategy or mix of strategies is right for you, Panoptics gives you the insight needed to ensure a successful migration. The table below summarizes the various approaches and how Panoptics helps.
|Strategy||Benefits and When to Use||How Panoptics Helps|
|Rehost||Best candidates are commercial-off-the -shelf applications not designed for cloud and other stand-alone applications with few complex dependencies. Lift-and-shift migrations can be faster and less costly than other approaches. Organizations can realize cost-savings associated with moving infrastructure off-premises, but rehosted solutions do not take full advantage of cloud capabilities.||Identify applications and their dependencies to ensure nothing is missed and all functionality is available in the new environment:
|Replatform||Relatively recent non-business critical custom applications are often targeted. Minor environment and code revisions enable replatformed applications to take advantage of some cloud features such using a managed database or auto-scaling, without the level of investment required for a full refactoring.||In addition to the above, identify databases and message queues to move and align them with their associated cloud-managed versions.|
|Refactor||Best choice for business critical custom applications with complex architectures and an identified need for improved performance. Although time-consuming and expensive, refactored applications can take advantage of the full range of cloud native technologies, such as Serverless compute (Azure Functions or AWS Lambda), to deliver new features, better scaling and improved performance.||
MAKE BETTER DECISIONS, FASTER
Panoptics automatically groups your systems in portfolios according to application language and database type. It also lets you group your applications and databases into business portfolios. You can see instantly which other systems a business portfolio depends on. This understanding of dependencies helps you decide quickly which applications to migrate together.
Panotpics shows you instantly how the changes required by a migration will impact your systems, both at a high level and at the level of code. With this insight, you can incorporate Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery in your migration plan. You can make code changes with confidence, knowing that you have taken all dependencies into account.
By extracting dependencies such as API publishers and consumers and message queue topics, Crosscode makes it easier to refactor an application as cloud-native and take advantage of serverless technology.
ENHANCE SECURITY & DRIVE COMPLIANCE
Panoptics automatically notifies you of any Common Vulnerability Exposures (CVEs) in third-party components in your code, so you can weed out vulnerabilities before the migration. Our Governance Operating System lets your governance team write custom rules around application changes. This control helps your DevOps teams make improvements rapidly, while complying with policy and best practices. It also protects your data from rogue actors and ill-advised changes.
- Achieve budget goals
- Deliver early
- Minimize downtime
- Protect against data loss
THE PANOPTICS DIFFERENCE
The Crosscode Panoptics Platform was built to help organizations manage change in modern, distributed IT environments. It operates at any scale, across multiple platforms and languages. Contact us today to learn more about how Panoptics can help you achieve your cloud migration objectives, faster, less expensively and with fewer errors than you ever thought possible.
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