Containerizing Applications? Read this First!

Containerizing Applications? Read this First!
November 6, 2020 Eshan Sarpotdar

Cloud and Containers

Moving to the cloud? Containers top the chart when it comes to application modernization while shifting from legacy to cloud. To support the claim, statistics from Gartner do talk in similar numbers, and it’s interesting to know that containers additionally bring down OpEx and boosts productivity. 

Gartner predicts that by 2022, more than 75% of global organizations will be running containerized applications in production, up from less than 30% today.

On-Premise and Containers

Containers function seamlessly in both the environments – cloud and on-premise, they further enable applications to run as efficiently as possible with highly scalable features. Moreover, containers help in addressing critical concerns of many application developers which include – 

  • Faster delivery 
  • Agility 
  • Life cycle management
  • Portability 
  • Independent functionality 
  • Modernization 

App Modernization Studio from CloudHedge

Based on the prediction by Gartner, the report also talks about how enterprises would be inching a step closer to extracting cost optimization from containers. It’s a no brainer that applications running in containers are independent, therefore, they would only consume what they need. And today’s technology, especially in the containerization space (Docker or Kubernetes) does support the independent approach, be it deployed on an on-premise or on a cloud platform. As a matter of fact, CloudHedge has recognized the need for optimization and even has the right skill set and the tools to analyze operational data and find cost optimization opportunities through containerization. Additionally, we are a step ahead of others as we automate the containerization process through our App Modernization Studio which consists of three tools – Discover, Transform, and Cruize. 

On similar lines, the App Modernization Studio is cloud-agnostic, meaning, you can seamlessly deploy those apps to any cloud that’s your preference, be it – AWS, GCP, Azure, or even IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud.

App Re-platforming? Shift Easy from Windows to Linux

I can throw some additional light on our enterprise customers who are requesting more than just modernization. Often, we are requested to re-platform apps from Windows to Linux! Common reasons being zero or no support from Microsoft on older versions of operating systems like Windows 2003 or Windows 2008 and the ever-increasing trouble of renewing licenses. CloudHedge is millions of miles ahead when it comes to re-platforming apps, that too in an automated way thereby reducing modernization time from Windows to Linux in days. And we highly recommend our customers with this automated re-platforming (Windows to Linux) approach as it successfully eliminates disruptions caused by unexpected licensing policy changes which often result in increasing or uncalculated costs during the year. Take the first step in your automated app containerization journey by emailing us with your modernization requirements.