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Modernization Solutions

App Modernization & Cloud-Native Development

We understand what it takes to be a mature, cloud-first enterprise – it’s our specialty. We work with large, complex organizations to make their modernization dreams a reality. No matter your current state and transformation goals, partner with us to realize the full benefits of a modern cloud.

  • Appraise Your Application Inventory – Identify opportunities to eliminate costs, reduce technical debt, and transform applications in the cloud. We’ll assess each application to understand how to modernize based on business goals.
  • Plan and Execute a Migration Strategy – Reduce technical debt and shift dollars from maintenance to innovation, improving agility and time to market for legacy apps. Whether it’s hybrid, multi-cloud, containerization, IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, we’ll partner with you to align your business goals and long-term vision with the best plan for migration.
  • Build New Cloud-Native Solutions– Increase your organization’s competitive edge in the market through cloud-native applications that tap into emerging technologies, like AI and ML.

Let AIS Guide You Through Modern Cloud Transformation

Our App Modernization Process

Every modernization effort is unique. We help clients navigate the journey by understanding their current application landscape and outlining a strategy that aligns to long-term business goals. Here's what a typical modernization process looks like.

  1. 1
    Analyze & Evaluate

    We’ll collect and analyze the application inventory to build your portfolio. Then we’ll evaluate the suitability of each application across criteria areas such as architecture, functionality, data services, performance, and security risks with a modernization assessment.

  2. 2

    Each application is scored on 11 specific criteria, and a weighted score determines a migration strategy across the 5 R’s – rehost, revise, refactor, rebuild, and replace. The result is a modernization plan for each application, including future architecture and implementation sequencing.

  3. 3

    Our Agile estimation model is used for resourcing and duration and helps determine team mix. Each team or unit is aligned to one application with factors such as resourcing, priority, technical debt, and mission criticality influencing the roadmap for each app.

  4. 4

    For this implementation phase, applications are modernized, according to plan, with guiding principles that include frequent small batch delivery, measurable goals or metrics, and deployment pipeline.

  5. 5
    Maintain & Evolve

    Following the above stages, we continually operate and maintain or transition and conduct a knowledge transfer (and training, if necessary). Ongoing portfolio analysis ensures continuous modernization and constant innovation.

Successfully Leading the Enterprise to a Modern Cloud

We’re committed to our clients’ ability to modernize and scale. From early investment in key areas of cloud transformation, we pass on lessons learned and best practices to our clients and partners in the enterprise.


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