Bring Your Apps to the Cloud and Your Business into the Future

As the digital landscape evolves, many business leaders are realizing that outdated legacy applications are not only frustrating to deal with, but also contributes to inefficiency in productivity, operations, and business value. Migrating your business applications to the cloud, while seemingly daunting, can bring many long-term benefits to your enterprise, including accelerated digital transformation with clear benefit of the total cost of ownership (TCO).

Why the Sea Change Is Imminent and Necessary

Contrary to popular belief, the greatest driver of digital transformation is not technology, but the customer. Today’s consumer base prioritizes smooth, dynamic, and personalized user experiences more than ever, which means that companies should shift their focus from individual product offerings to modern, full-service applications while managing the TCO efficiently.

This is not to say that technology has nothing to do with this change. Since legacy systems were built in a previous era to serve a different, now-outdated purpose, older business applications are rapidly becoming obsolete. As a result, enterprises are electing to phase out the relevant support systems.

To enable your company to meet current business needs, IT modernization and a complete digital evolution by migrating your business applications to the cloud is the best step to take.

Why the Sea Change Is Imminent and Necessary

The Advantages of Migrating Apps to the Cloud

Although initially challenging and somewhat expensive, the cloud application migration process brings numerous advantages that impact an enterprise’s IT infrastructure and business digitalization, and pay off in the long run. For example, cloud application platforms are flexible and scalable, fostering rapid innovation, collaboration, customer intimacy and enabling quick decision-making capabilities.

They also enable dynamic analytics that help digital leaders learn about new insights faster, act swiftly, make informed decisions, and more easily correct missteps. Implementing a cloud-first digital strategy ensures that legacy applications are modernized and migrated to the cloud – and new applications are quickly deployed in hybrid-cloud environments.

Cloud infrastructure provides several technology benefits, including:

Reduced cost

Reduced cost

Public cloud providers, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure, offer efficiencies that reduce the cost of running applications, as compared to running them on legacy on-premises platforms.

Increased speed and flexibility

Increased speed and flexibility

Infrastructure and application releases are both faster to deploy in cloud environments. Cloud-based apps are also well-suited for businesses with growing or fluctuating demands.

Virtual Workspace Solution

Scalability and performance

Shared and unified resources make cloud platforms inherently scalable and able to handle varied workloads at high-performance levels.

Migrating your business applications to the cloud also expedites the digitalization of business processes. This, in turn, can help your organization expand its customer reach, increase business agility, and accelerate time-to-market.

The Trianz Approach to Application Migration

Trianz’ approach to cloud application migrations is founded on extensive data, proven best practices, and cutting-edge technologies. Our research demonstrates that only 7% of enterprises that invest in digital transformation initiatives are successful; we call them “digital champions.” By studying how they’ve gotten to where they are today, we’ve gained an understanding of the migration priorities and strategies that helped make them excel.

Traditional approaches and support models do not work when migrating applications to the cloud at an increasing scale. Our consultants have a deep understanding of adoption patterns, platforms, intellectual properties (IP), and process capabilities to help you manage your cloud applications at scale.

Investment Levels of Global IT Leaders

chart depicting IT investment levels by global it leaders

Source: Trasers

× Key Data Monetization Considerations

There are several routes to bring your enterprise’s applications into the cloud, such as:

Rehost or Lift and Shift

Rehost or Lift and Shift

  • Sometimes an intermediate step

  • Candidates: Large, antiquated applications

  • Pros: Low-cost option; delivers infrastructure savings

  • Cons: Does not provide full cloud benefits



  • Limited rearchitecting of back-end

  • An intermediate step to refactoring

  • Candidates: Large custom applications

  • Pros: Low-cost option; delivers infrastructure and elasticity benefits

  • Cons: Does not provide full cloud benefits



  • Major or complete re-architecture

  • New features and functionality

  • Candidates: Any critical custom application

  • Pros: Provides benefits of new features as a cloud native application

  • Cons: Expensive

Repurchase or Upgrade

Repurchase or Upgrade

  • Upgrading to a cloud/SaaS version of an existing vendor application

  • Candidates: Enterprise applications of any size

  • Pros: Minimal effort if same vendor

  • Cons: Can be expensive if switching vendors

Trianz’ Centers of Excellence Methodology

While the fundamentals of migrating a specific application to the cloud remain the same, the game changes when a portfolio is being considered for cloud migration. For migration at scale, Trianz deploys application migration centers of excellence (CoE) designed to generate speed, efficiency, and cost benefits that come from scale of economy.

Each phase of the CoE deployment process involves a series of intersecting activities. This chart shows the major outcomes of each phase of strategy and execution:

graphic depicting Trianz application migration center of excellence

Our App Design Competencies and Reusable IPs

Migrating applications to the cloud involves more than pure “lift-and-shift” skills. Instead, it requires extensive design and development capabilities to modernize apps and deliver the smooth user experiences that customers are looking for, from companies.

Trianz’ Digital Studio is a highly specialized design team whose expertise centers around UX-UI design to deliver these cloud-native, modern user experiences. Our studio has expertise in developing state-of-the-art custom applications of any size and scale.

Coupled with our reusable cloud migration IP, Trianz’ Digital Studio and cloud experts together help create and deploy applications in the cloud at an accelerated pace.

Transform with Cloud-Native Applications

Along with lowering maintenance costs, enhancing security, and improving business operations and efficiency, cloud-native applications can bring your enterprise into the current era of modernized application environment and propel it into the digital future.

Taking a cloud-first approach sharpens your competitive edge and moves you significantly closer to digital transformation.

Experience the Trianz Difference

With over 500 migrations under our belt and a 93% client retention rate for continued service, Trianz has a well-earned reputation for enabling digital transformations through effective strategies and excellence in execution. Collaborating with business and technology leaders, we help formulate and execute operational strategies to achieve intended business outcomes by bringing the best of consulting, technology expertise, and execution models.

Powered by knowledge, research, and perspectives, we enable our clients to transform their business ecosystems and achieve superior performance by leveraging infrastructure, cloud, analytics, digital, and security paradigms. Reach out to contact us .

Why partner with Trianz

Numerous Fortune 100 companies trust Trianz to migrate and manage their operations for predictable service, innovation and continuous improvement.

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