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How do you modernize continually, at scale, in a repeatable way?
All applications and operating systems eventually reach end of life. Aging software and infrastructure raise perennial performance, security, and maintenance issues in IT. Server and app modernization need to be addressed on a continual basis.
Take a look at our End of Support Table to see how soon your OS will reach this point. Perhaps its Extended Support period has already passed without you realizing it.
How do you modernize IT infrastructure in a way that’s doable at scale and repeatable? At VirtaMove, we believe that both are possible if you have a tailored migration methodology that will help you move forward continually, with parallel processes. A subscription model helps you move what you need to move, when you need to move it. A migration partner can help you succeed, and automation helps you move at scale, seamlessly.
What makes a VirtaMove app modernization project different?
What makes a VirtaMove approach different from others you’ve tried or have considered?
First, it’s not about jumping into a huge, costly, resource intensive redevelopment effort. It’s also not about doing things manually, whether it’s an inventory audit or an in-place OS or app upgrade. Nor is it a fresh app re-install, because you probably want to hang on to all the state that you put into your app over the years.
AI is at the heart of the VirtaMove solution, and we use it to discover, learn, capture, and move apps automatically to a better place. This saves a huge amount of time and money, and lets you move more apps in parallel for less effort and cost. Automation saves around 70% of the cost of a manual effort, and means that migration can occur in days or weeks, instead of months or years.
What does a VirtaMove migration look like?
VirtaMove uses a proprietary, lightweight container as a moving box for stateful apps. Our intelligent migration software automatically discovers apps across your network, and then packages them and all their components into a container on the new destination server. The containerized application is isolated from the underlying operating system and is portable. Perfect for testing on a new OS and a new server.
There’s no permanent reliance on our container: it can be removed at the end of the migration. When the container is removed, the app is re-installed on the new destination server. It then runs natively on a modern OS and new hardware, with all its configuration, patches, and upgrades. If you choose to run an app in a container, it can run on a hypervisor.
Any required reconfiguration can be done dynamically and automatically. You can roll out thoughtfully as and where required, and step snapshots allow you to roll back just as easily. If you want to do a big redevelopment project down the road, there’s nothing stopping you. In the mean time, you’ve moved forward with better performance and security.
If you’d like to learn about how to put a repeatable app modernization process in place, contact us today at email@example.com. We’re always pleased to share what we know.