How to Choose the Right Approach for Application Modernization and Cloud Migration

Modernizing applications is a strategic priority for companies today. The goal is to transform existing applications in order to actually add value to the business. This step is vital for all organizations undergoing digital transformation, with the aim of approaching new cloud native paradigms and discarding legacy systems.

Every time you embark on a journey, it's important to be able to identify the right road: there are various strategies for modernizing applications in the cloud, but not all of them are suited to every organization.

In the report, Gartner® say,"The choice to modernize/migrate or not is often made in a preceding application rationalization or application portfolio assessment initiative." Gartner recommends to use an evaluation framework to choose the right approach for each application

IT managers should understand and use this framework to identify a shortlist of suitable approaches to modernization for discussion with all parties involved, defining expectations together and making sure everyone understands the scale, implications, results and consequences of modernizing.

It is important to evaluate and weigh up all considerations and consequences to decide whether it is worth modernizing or migrating, and which approach offers the best balance between value and result in terms of costs, risks and impact.

Gartner®, How to Choose the Right Approach for Application Modernization and Cloud Migration, Stefan Van Der Zijden, Howard Dodd, 23 January 2023

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