How to avoid costly migrations?

Extraordinary technological evolution is expanding the availability of automation tools at a furious pace. Despite this amended path of a whole new world of mechanisms, digital transformation initiatives involving large scale change such as infrastructure modernization, cloud migration, application modernization, DevOps automation etc., still have a substantial potential to fail. In fact, they have an alarmingly high failure rate of more than 70%. Prevention techniques are the need of the hour to not only reduce the failure rate but also bolster existing initiatives to a rarified air of success.

The natural question becomes, what steps can an enterprise take to ensure transformation initiatives prosper and deliver the desired business objectives and outcomes? A thorough assessment begins with the existing digital environment – what assets are in the environment and Is it suitable and prepared to handle the specified demands of a holistic transformation? A readiness assessment determines to what extent are pre-requisites fulfilled and what modifications are necessary to support the transition. The ability to automatically collect information on digital assets such as apps, infrastructure, shared services, usage profiles, configurations, traffic flows, policy data etc., is crucial. Only upon collating such important and relevant data can an end-to-end need assessment be performed using this “source of truth” intelligence to build a feasible transition roadmap. An inability to fully employ this capability often results in missing out on critical applications or processes in the scope of transition, resulting in sub–optimal results. This could easily force enterprises to revisit initial problem areas or terminate projects prematurely, resulting in lost opportunities and increased expenses.

The next mandatory step is to gain a clear understating of the objectives and outcomes that are expected from the transformation initiative. These should be quantifiable objectives including but not limited to revenue growth, cost control, profitability, and customer satisfaction. The rule of thumb is to gauge a benchmark prior to converting a system so where a company stands relative to where they want to be post-transformation is free of any signs of ambiguity. A solid digital governance solution ought to be installed that is functionally capable of continuous data collection/analysis along with reporting on the alignment/achievement matrix of the target objectives. This solution represents an omnipresent stipulation at all stages i.e. pre-migration, during migration and post-migration to swiftly identify and remediate any gaps. If enterprises follow these steps accurately the probability multiplies exponentially of achieving success in whatever strategy they choose to invest their time and resources in.

CloudFabrix brings forth its groundbreaking AppDimensions platform, cultivated using cross-layer and cross-domain application operations insights irrespective of underlying technology stacks. CloudFabrix helps customers from start to finish throughout the Discovery, Assessments and Governance phases to ensure consistent and guaranteed delivery of business and operations outcomes by their intrinsic digital assets. Over time, with its machine learning capabilities: anomalies can be detected early and prescribed actions can be recommended. This will allow automation to be introduced in controlled blocks to further drive operational efficiencies. The platform comes with an extensible SDK and market place to allow partners and customer to quickly adapt to their needs without compromise. It is usually a razor thin choice between quality and quantity. CloudFabrix is asking you to trust that both can be accomplished with its AppDimensions platform.

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Srinivas Miriyala
Srinivas Miriyala
Srinivas Miriyala is the Director Product Marketing & Business Development at CloudFabrix Software. He has over 20+ years of product and business development experience, with 10+ years in leadership roles spanning Enterprise Software, Mobile and Telecom industries . Srini holds three US patents and has global experience working in U.S, Europe & Asia markets building strategic partnerships and rolling out products through System Integrators, carriers and device manufacturers. His current role involves driving AIOps product messaging, GTM strategy development and execution for the Europe and APAC markets.