Cloud adoption for agility and competitiveness
Public cloud enables 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., enables agile delivery of scalable and resilient capabilities for businesses 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Several organizations rely on monolithic applications developed 10-20 years ago using outdated technologies, causing security and compliance issues.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, these legacy applications and architectures restrict businesses from scaling, impair agility and hurt customer experience.
As technology organizations embark on their cloud transformation journey, different paths could be pursued with varying timelines of implementation and TCO. These range from re-hosting (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-factoring and re-platforming fall in between.
There are costs and benefits of going cloud platform-specific vs. staying cloud-agnostic.
Choosing the right path is not a trivial task and has 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
- Re-platforming 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
One of the crucial reasons for customers to adopt cloud is taking advantage of Non- Functional Requirements (NFR) such as business agility, resiliency, scalability, TCO reduction and others. Achieving these on cloud is significantly easier using cloud services and platforms. However, the existing application structure will have to be modified to achieve these benefits. Here are the services we provide our customers to realize the NFR benefits:
- Converting monoliths into microservices
- Making services stateless and scalable
- Containerizing applications
- Automating test and deployment processes
- Adopting a cloud-friendly tech stack and frameworks
- Implementing on-demand cloud services
- Building data lakes, data science, AI, ML and NLP applications
The choice of the above services is very application-specific and depends on the technology stack, future roadmap and business requirements. Iris helps organizations transition to cloud, taking an application-specific approach to achieve their business goals at optimal TCO.
We deliver these services using flexible engagement models, allowing our clients to drive their transformation journey with complete control over processes, project budgets, timelines and transparency.