Enterprises have been modernizing and migrating applications from on-premise, legacy systems to the cloud for years. But it’s not always easy.
Legacy technologies usually mean legacy knowledge and custom-built processes, databases, and solutions that easily break and lead to unnecessary downtime. Moving these legacy applications to the cloud requires adequate planning and a service provider that can meet your business needs.
Forrester defines application modernization and migration services as:
“Services that facilitate the transformation of application assets to adapt, optimize, and migrate to or more readily integrate with more-modern digital software and cloud architectures or to retire them outright. Application modernization and migration services providers offer technical and professional services to perform application and system assessments, application migration, application modernization, development services for application replacement, and application retirement.”
When engaging in modernization and migration initiatives, you should:
- Work to bridge the applications and infrastructure divide with seamless delivery and collaboration among teams
- Evaluate public, private, and hybrid cloud options
- Understand that you may need more than one service provider, especially if you’re looking at a hybrid cloud model
Forrester Now Tech: Application Modernization and Migration Services Providers, Q1 2021 Report
Forrester based its analysis of service providers on two factors: market presence and services type and capability. They then segmented vendors into three categories based on application modernization and migration services revenue: large, midsize, and small; and five categories based on services type and capabilities.
Forrester listed Perficient as a small vendor in this space (less than $380M in annual application modernization and migration services revenue) and a global systems integrator (GSI). According to the report, GSIs align these services with cloud and digital go-to-market capabilities. They’re positioned to offer these services because of software factories and growing cloud-native development capabilities. Capabilities where GSIs have a high segment functionality are:
- Application portfolio analysis
- Application modernization execution
- Private cloud migration execution
- Automated code analysis
- Legacy rearchitecting
- New application development
- Cloud-native development
- Application retirement
Perficient’s listing in this Now Tech includes our geographic presence (96% NA, 2% LATAM, and 2% APAC); industry focus areas (healthcare, financial services, and automotive); and sample customers (DHL, First National Bank of Omaha, and Ford).
Learn More About Perficient
As enterprises continue to evolve their cloud-native strategies, they need the right service provider to help with their digital transformation. To find out more, download the Forrester Now Tech: Application Modernization and Migration Service Providers, Q1 2021 report (available to subscribers or for purchase), and contact our cloud experts today.