Modernizing Apps

Cyclotron offers a robust application modernization strategy that helps reduce the resources required to run an application, increases the frequency and reliability of deployments, and also brings an overall improvement in uptime and resiliency.

There are options beyond a straight forward lift and shift into the cloud. Modernizing your applications gives you the ability to develop advanced solutions faster, more reliable and more secure using advanced architectures with containers and micro services. Incorporating a strong DevOps strategy throughout the application lifecycle will improve the quality and of your operations.

Modernization the Cyclotron Way

Modernization can be approached in 7 different ways.

Encapsulate

To leverage and extend an application’s features and value, encapsulate data and functions in the application and make them available as services via an application programming interface (API). Implementation specifics and knowledge are hidden behind the interface.

Rehost

Redeploy an application component to another physical, virtual or cloud infrastructure without recompiling, altering the application code, or modifying features and functions.

Replatform

Migrate an application component to a new runtime platform. Make minimal changes to code to adapt to the new platform, but don’t change the code structure or the features and functions it provides.

Refactor

Restructure and optimize existing code without changing its external behavior to remove technical debt and to improve the component’s features and structure.

Rearchitect

Materially alter the application code so you can shift it to a new application architecture and fully exploit new and better capabilities of the application platform.

Rebuild

Rebuild or rewrite the application component from scratch while preserving its scope and specifications.

Replace

Eliminate the former application component altogether and replace it, taking new requirements and needs into

Key technologies used in the process:

Serverless Computing

A cloud-based model that executes functions off-premises in the cloud but does not eliminate the need for a server. This technology outsources software code to the cloud provider, which then runs based on individual requests.

Containers and Kubernetes

These allow developers to create consistent and scalable applications across a wide array of environments. Having this type of flexibility results in benefits to organizations that are advancing in the cloud.

Refactoring a Monolith into Microservices

Monolithic applications tend to be difficult to update for architectural reasons. Scaling the entire application can present challenges and may result in more complications. As an alternative, companies transform monolithic applications into microservices that prove to be more efficient.

Traditional lift and shift

Redeploy an application component to another physical, virtual or cloud infrastructure without recompiling, altering the application code, or modifying features and functions.