A step-by-step move to the cloud with application modernization

Many companies depend on legacy applications. The technology on which these complex systems were built is outdated, and it’s not easy to add new technologies to them. Although these legacy applications still function under the watchful eye of developers, software companies are finding that the limits are being reached. The application can no longer scale and the costs are increasing where the performance is decreasing.

In order to realize their ambitions and the wishes of their customers, software companies are focusing on application modernization.

Step by step modernization

Intercept help you to modernize your software, step by step, with a personal approach that suits your wishes and those of your customers. Intercept can help you transform your legacy software into a scalable and cloud-native application. One that is ready for the future! We advise you on the various routes and you determine both the path and the pace. This way you can make the transition carefree, while your business continues to run undisturbed.   

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Modernizing your application in four steps:

1. Intake

First we discuss your business needs and determine your desired result. Then, using our automated scans, we review your codebase to determine whether it is suitable for the Cloud. The scans also look at security considerations, outdated code and open-source tooling (among other things). This way, you won't have any surprises when you deploy your applications to the Cloud.

2. Roadmap

With the outcome of the Intake step, we draw up a roadmap: a clear overview of the required improvements and development time. We define this roadmap together. It contains the pace, the costs to achieve the desired result and the process. We also define who will pick up which part. Our services range from consultancy to application monitoring and management. In short: you can use us for the complete Application Lifecycle Management.

3. Modernizing

Every transition to the Cloud is different. Every part of your total solution could be subject to a different migration/transformation effort. Some components could easily be migrated to a more cloud native variant and some components are best modified and sometimes even rewritten. If this transformation is not possible for any of the components (for example, because it involves more time and cost in the short term than is desirable) then a ‘lift and shift’ is always a possibility. We call this "cloud rationalization". In short, there are the following possibilities for each component:



We move you from your current environment to Azure without making fundamental changes. In practice, this usually means moving a virtual machine from a data center to Azure. This already brings significant benefits in terms of management, governance and security and is a very good step towards using the public cloud.



The overall code of the application will work fine in a cloud environment, but minimal changes are needed to get even more out of Microsoft Azure. For example, think about adding certain SDKs to use Azure Application Insights or creating a Dockerfile to host your application on Azure Kubernetes Service. Again, the software architecture remains unchanged.



If we talk about rebuilding then this is already a bit more radical. Here we really get to work on the software architecture of the solution. Rebuilding is also not something you do quickly. Often, we see that parts of the application are rewritten using new technologies until the entire application is replaced. Especially with the public cloud, it is possible to manage software architecture that is still "in development." The dynamism and flexibility of the public cloud means that you can use different strategies for different components.



Sometimes not everything can be done at once. Perhaps the financial resources are not sufficient, or because your team isn't ready yet. Even then, there are good, temporary solutions for a step-by-step transition to the Cloud.


Read more about the different forms of application modernization or register for our free workshop voor ISVs.

4. Manage

Once you've moved on from your legacy systems, you'll naturally want to keep it that way. We help you prepare your applications for the future and extend the life span of the technology. For a fixed monthly fee, we will help you manage and structurally improve your codebase through DevOps methodologies. This way you avoid creating tomorrow's legacy today


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