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The Five Ways to Migrate Applications to the Cloud.

 Hello, and welcome to my blog!

 This week we will be discussing the Five Ways to Migrate Applications to the Cloud. 

 Before we begin, perhaps it would be best to chat about what is Cloud computing. So, Cloud computing is the on-demand availability of computer system resources, especially data storage and computing power, without direct active management by the user. 

 Now, to make things clear from some, the Cloud is a server that is located in another location. On that server, the user may store applications, which then he or she can have access to that information at a later time via the Internet. However, there can be some issues when trying to migrate applications to the Cloud, which we will be discussing. 

 Organizations seeking to move applications into the Cloud have five options: rehost on infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), refactor for platform-as-a-service (PaaS), revise for IaaS or PaaS, rebuild on PaaS, or replace with software-as-a-service (SaaS), according to Gartner, Inc.

 Let's dive in, shall we?

 Rehost redeploys an application without making any changes to its architecture, which can provide a fast cloud migration solution. There are pros and cons to this method as the primary advantage of IaaS is that the teams can migrate systems quickly without making changes to the architecture of the application; however, the primary disadvantage here can be the infrastructure's cloud characteristics such as the scalability can be lost.

 Refactor is another method where one can run an application on a cloud provider's infrastructure. The advantage of refactoring is blending familiarity with innovation, as "backward compatible" PaaS would allow developers to reuse languages, frameworks, and containers, leveraging code the companies consider strategic. The disadvantage here is missing capabilities, transitive risks, and framework lock-in. Though, the PaaS market is in its early stages, some of the skills that some developers depend on can be missing from the PaaS offerings. 

 Another method is modifying or extending the existing code base that supports the legacy modernization requirements. Using rehost or refactor options to deploy to the Cloud is called Revise. The revising option allows organizations to optimize the application to leverage the cloud characteristics of providers' infrastructure. The downside is that kicking off a (possibly significant) development project will require upfront expenses to mobilize a development team. Depending on the scale of the revision, Revise is the option likely to take the most time to deliver its capabilities.

 Rebuild is another method, which is what it says. Here you are discarding the code of the existing application and re-architect the application. Although rebuilding requires losing the familiarity of existing code and frameworks, the advantage of rebuilding an application is access to innovative features in the provider's platform. The primary disadvantage, so if the provider makes a pricing or technical change that the consumer cannot accept, breaches service level agreements (SLAs), or fails, the consumer is forced to switch, potentially abandoning some or all its application assets.

 And lastly, Replace, which is discarding the existing application or set of applications and using commercial software to deliver as a service. This option avoids the investment in mobilizing a development team when the requirements for a business function change suddenly. Disadvantages can include inconsistent data semantics, data access issues, and vendor lock-in.

 So, there you have it. The five ways to migrate applications to the Cloud by using the methods Replace, Rebuild, Revise, Refactor, and Rehost. 

 I hope that you found this post useful and if you would like to know more, please check out the links below. If you have had any experience in migrating applications to the Cloud, please let me know in the comment section! I look forward to hearing from you. 

 See you next week! 

 What to learn more? Check the links below.

How to Prepare Your Organization for the Cloud:

Is Your Staff Ready for the Cloud?




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 Kathleen Casey. (n.d.). A comprehensive guide for application migration to the cloud. Retrieved from


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