Integrate and cloudify complex application landscapes
According to analysts at Crisp Research, converting IT architecture to incorporate cloud-based solutions is “the key to successful business digitization.” However, many enterprises have built up a complex legacy patchwork of applications over several decades – making this task far from straightforward. Moreover, there are often applications competing for the same tasks, created through mergers and acquisitions. And all of these applications are operated on a myriad of platforms.
Limited flexibility for digital transformation
What can be done? It is impossible to simply pull the plug and rebuild from scratch in the cloud. That is how many IT teams view the situation – with most preferring to leave things as they are. But the pressure is growing. Complex IT landscapes are increasingly unstable, and it takes far too long to adapt them to changing business needs. Furthermore, large parts of IT budgets are being swallowed up simply by maintaining the status quo. This leaves little scope for innovation – and ultimately puts the brakes on digital transformation.
Seamless migration, effective consolidation
To date, very few companies have developed strategies and procedures that leverage cloud computing concepts to convert existing IT to flexible and open IT ecosystems. Migrating to a highly standardized, cloud-based IT architecture is not an easy task – and entails significant risks. One of the most important initial steps is to analyze and evaluate the existing application landscape.
„Cloudification – converting IT architecture to incorporate cloud-based solutions – is the key to successful business digitization.“
René Büst, Senior Analyst Crisp Research
Standardized, reliable and safe transformation
Cloudifier by T-Systems
Promoting digitization with the Cloudifier
The Cloudifier allows T-Systems to easily, securely and reliably move the IT landscape of companies into the cloud. T-Systems supervises the transformation process end-to-end.
Two-thirds of applications can be migrated to the cloud
T-Systems – the Cloudifier – has what it takes to resolve this dilemma.Its team of around 4,000 IT integration experts turns complex application landscapes into agile and sustainable IT systems. Experience from over 250 transformation projects shows that customers can typically migrate around two-thirds of their applications to the cloud. The remaining applications are generally unsuitable for the cloud; these are either retired so that new solutions can be developed, or upgraded and consolidated. This streamlining process is important, as it boosts IT system stability and efficiency while cutting maintenance and operating costs. What’s more, the approach gives enterprises greater freedom to innovate, and enables business processes to be reengineered to benefit users.
Fixed-price value assessment
The transformation starts with a fixed-price assessment of the entire application landscape – encompassing the age, interfaces and interactions of each application, plus the development environment. This often sheds new light on the costs of maintaining each application. Businesses can leverage these insights to gauge the merits of provisioning applications from the cloud. Upon completion of the assessment, the customer receives an in-depth overview of the current situation and connections across their IT landscape. T-Systems can then present a structured transformation path and develop a clear vision for the customer’s digital future. Ultimately, the application landscape is leaner, cleaner, and standardized where appropriate. T-Systems assumes end-to-end responsibility for the entire IT infrastructure, at all levels.