A relevant trend that is growing in popularity today is the move to put more and more applications in the cloud. Many organizations do not see the need to manage these aspects of their infrastructure anymore. They want to free up resources from the burden of managing of a server environment on a daily basis. For that reason, the cloud-based software in the Microsoft Cloud stack offers an attractive alternative. This is driving greater consumption of Office 365, Azure, SQL, CRM, and more, as many organizations opt for a monthly subscription fee instead of on-premise obligations. However, application portability has its challenges. Standards in the applications have changed over the years, with new versions of Java, C++, and other core languages. Your mission-critical applications developed years ago could be very difficult to transport. Source code for older applications may not be available, and the person who wrote that code may no longer be with your organization. It can be very difficult to move those applications if you don’t have access to those resources. That’s why it’s so important to get as much information about your environment as you can before you begin planning your migration.
Your Strategic Goals Drive Our Solutions
For IT managers, directors, and CIOs, today’s software challenges are on everybody’s mind in IT. Decision makers are concerned about the budget needed to upgrade these environments. You have a myriad of applications to deal with—some of which you might not know what to do with and others that you may not be sure how to migrate away from efficiently. Above all else, you need to ensure your team is able to continue meeting the needs of the organization, without negatively impacting the organization’s ability to conduct business during a migration.
The choice to upgrade to the latest software is an easy decision to make—because it enables productivity, mobility, and the speed you need to thrive as an organization. Your employees want be aligned with a workplace that offers them modern tools to get their jobs done effectively. They want to build new skills and not feel left behind. They want to feel like they are within an organization that will help them advance their careers—and providing access to modern, in-demand technologies is an important way to offer that support. Our experts can help you put those applications and infrastructure in place to support your goals and position your organization for success.
Let Us Help You Find the Best Migration Path
We have the tools and the expertise to help your organization prepare for a refresh and migration of your applications and databases. Through our Microsoft Licensing Optimization (MLO) process, we will help you discover and evaluate your options, and then recommend the right choice for your organization. At the same time, our experts understand that a solid implementation plan is mission-critical. Therefore, we will also leverage tools to assess your readiness to consume the available options, and build a plan to support a successful rollout.
We recognize that not all applications can be migrated to a new platform. Therefore, we have partnered with AppZero to provide a solution that enables environments to run on an unsupported platform—like Windows 2003 or SQL 2005—but in a protected container. With our solution in place, you can continue to run your applications for an indefinite period of time. If it is not possible to containerize the application, we can provide coding experts to consult on your solution. Our experts will analyze the code that your current applications are built on, and we will present you with the best possible migration path for your organization and your specific needs.