Organizations are increasingly making the decision to migrate their IT operations to a Cloud environment for a variety of reasons, including flexibility, cost, lack of application expertise and security. This involves transferring data as well as any applications and operations within physical servers.
When it comes to the transfer of the applications, Lift and Shift – also known as Rehosting or a Forklift approach – is viewed as a faster approach. However, faster does not mean better and can be very costly. Imagine moving across country and paying to transport all of your garbage. Then, when you arrive, you throw your garbage away at your destination. This makes no sense, but companies do it every day, causing all of the extra fees paid to a Cloud provider – monthly – for their unnecessary technical, dead and redundant code.
Some companies believe that – to avoid downtime and reduce licensing costs – Lift and Shift is their best option. It is not. The AveriSource team uses its proprietary platform to ensure businesses fully maintain their operations while a digital modernization occurs in parallel. Only companies that have been through AveriSource’s digital modernization process believe it because they lived it. The rest simply do not know we exist – yet!