Today’s IT landscape demands developer precision and flexibility with speedy delivery in response to user-driven markets.
The success of your organization’s business outcomes depends on how fast you as an IT organization can pivot and deliver new features and innovations to your customer base to stay relevant in your marketplace; cloud-based business models are enabling IT organizations to do the same, and driving the need for cloud modernization of existing applications.
One of the best methods to drive cloud modernization, that provides a balance between the risk and rewards, is replatforming. This is an effective way to quickly start reaping the benefits of portability, faster go-to-market, lower cost of ownership, and a pathway to microservices.
What Are Containers?
Containers are a virtualization technology that bundles up an application’s source code together with its libraries, dependencies, and settings, creating an abstraction independent of the underlying environment. This enables the containerized application to run predictably and reliably, no matter where you’re executing it.
Organizations are now deploying their applications across a wider variety of machines and infrastructure than ever before. Unfortunately, much enterprise IT is still wedded to legacy hardware and software that carry serious technical debt and operational costs.
The Need for Containerization
If you’re looking to modernize your legacy IT for the cloud, you have several options, including:
- Rehosting applications, also known as “lift and shift,” by migrating them to the cloud as-is. Rehosting offers some cost benefits to customers, but it falls short of the advantages of cloud-native applications.
- Refactoring applications by rewriting their codebase to be more suitable for the cloud. Refactoring applications can be a long and expensive process, making many organizations reluctant to get started.
- Replatforming applications by making some modifications to fit the cloud infrastructure. Replatforming is a middle ground, it provides the benefits of cloud-native applications but without the cost and risk of refactoring.
Containerization offers a simple way to get your legacy IT into the cloud, without having to modernize the rest of your technology stack immediately. By adopting containerization, development teams can deploy software more quickly and efficiently, with high reliability and scalability as well.
Containerization Services with Datavail
Getting started with containerization may seem like a daunting task if you’ve never worked with the technology before. That’s why more and more organizations are working with managed services partners like Datavail for their container needs.
Datavail offers a wide variety of application development and integration services, including containerization. As a Microsoft Gold Partner, Datavail has more than 200 application development professionals and over 15,000 projects successfully completed.
Our list of containerization services includes:
Datavail offers many different consulting services to fit our clients’ needs with containerization—everything from roadmaps and strategic planning to design and performance tuning.
Automation and Orchestration
Datavail can help you automate your container deployment, management, and scaling, ensuring that users enjoy high levels of availability and reliability.
As a skilled application development partner, Datavail can help refresh and modernize your legacy software. Our services include “SaaS-ifying” applications by migrating them to the cloud, rearchitecting and refactoring existing applications, and shifting applications monolithic to a microservices-based architecture.
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