Where Transformation Is Actually Consistent: Mastering the Application Wave During the Cloud Migration

In a few years, there will be over 500 million applications, up from 3 million currently. By 2023, there will be 5 billion websites, up from the present 1.7 billion.

These huge statistics emphatically demonstrate our digital-first lives and the rising propensity for businesses to embrace digitally enhanced business methods. In the past, corporate operating platforms and applications like as ERP, SCM, HRMS, Billing, Accounting, and CRM have been used to do this. Historically, however, such programmes have been purchased with on-premises licences and operated from the acquirer’s own datacenters. In summary, these organisations continue to bear full responsibility for application operations, maintenance, security, and even certain updates. This kind of administrative burden distracts IT executives from their primary tasks and objectives. In contrast, the market requires agility. How can businesses provide customers with rapid innovations wrapped in slick digital experiences if the underlying platforms and apps powering their internal processes endure frequent delays, downtimes, and high maintenance and upgrade costs?

Cloud-based application modernisation resolves this difficulty. And this is precisely how and why the aforementioned envisioned digital reality would comply.

An evolution is imminent.

After embracing DevOps

83%of engineers are able to deploy code more rapidly.


65% of firms would strive to aggressively upgrade apps by 2023.

Application Modernization

saves 15 to 35 percent on infrastructure expenditures annually, including up to 70 percent on hardware, software, and resources.

Automation is the foremost concern for organisations doing application modernisation.

Why should you use CDWT’s AWS DevOps Consulting Services?

AWS provides a diverse, specialised environment for businesses to transfer and update mission-critical workloads from private datacenters to the cloud. Depending on the application's underlying architectures, companies have the option of simply lifting and shifting the stack to the cloud or customising the application coding to make the most of the cloud's inherent platforms and functionalities. However, this is easier said than done, and it is thus recommended to seek professional support for successful modernisation results. Avail yourself of a breakthrough application modernization experience on AWS cloud with CDWT, the world's leading end-to-end application-focused cloud managed service provider and an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner. Rehost, replatform, replace, re-architect, or rebuild corporate applications based on business goals and an evaluation of the current environment.

Integrate AWS-native tools and services to modernise application cores into microservice architectures for improved agility, running applications on cost-effective serverless paradigms with auto load balancing, automating testing and deployment phases, streamlining app delivery and functionality across multiple user ecosystems with containers, modernising app data infrastructure, and ensuring uncompromised security with continuous monitoring. Utilize CDWT proprietary solutions and frameworks in conjunction with AWS resources and specialised AWS services to ensure 24/7 industry-leading availability and application performance. Accelerate your product upgrades and time-to-market for innovations with the highest ROI. Establish the basis for a genuinely agile business. Beginning your AWS application modernization adventure with a free CDWT training.

Why Modernize Applications on the AWS Cloud: Intelligent Technology with Automation, Efficiency, and Innovation

  • Achieve outstanding, near real-time application upgrade capabilities with a flexible, pay-as-you-go paradigm by modernising apps on AWS cloud.
  • Enterprise applications may be easily rehosted, replatformed, replaced, rearchitected, or rebuilt to utilise the enhanced advantages of AWS.
  • Embrace cloud-native designs for management agility and automate operations to save expenses at each level of the application management lifecycle while using AWS-powered contemporary application development environments.
  • Gain a single dashboard overview and management for all updated AWS Cloud applications, including private IT environments, private clouds, multiple adopted clouds, and third-party business systems (SAP, Oracle, Infosys, Databases)
  • Integrate diverse, complex ecosystems (applications, backend systems, and data) using AWS native connectors and APIs like Amazon API Gateway and AWS AppSync. Integrate API integration without coding using Amazon AppFlow.
  • Rapidly build web applications and APIs on AWS Cloud. Develop in containers with.NET,.NET Core, Node.js, Java, Python, or PHP, utilising native containerization systems such as Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, ROSA, etc.
  • Scale application performance needs, achieve 99.95% high availability, and achieve hyper agility. Utilize AWS Lambda and AWS Amplify with serverless operations architecture for optimal traffic routing and load balancing.a
  • Zero interruptions to cloud-based backend application infrastructure, including servers, networks, storage, and computing. Improve Go-to-Market schedules
  • With a specialised Migration Factory strategy, maintain business as usual and save transition expenses. Automated transfer of.NET online applications to the cloud with minimal friction in three phases
  • Microservice designs augment DevOps and performance agility in application development. Accept AWS serverless computing and container designs. Adopt Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, and ROSA for containerization, AWS Lambda and Fargate or AWS App Runner for serverless, and Amazon S3, RDS, and Arora for database administration. AWS provides the most comprehensive framework for the creation of microservices.
  • Specialized experts ensure that all application migration, modernization, and administration difficulties are resolved with simplicity, assuring monitoring and application support 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
  • Automatically generate warnings and conduct corrective measures. Perform with ease automated monitoring and intelligent risk management. Integrate AWS CloudTrail, AWS CloudWatch, and more AWS services.
  • Dedicated full stack development, engineering, maintenance, risk management, application migration, modernization, and delivery specialists functioning as an extension of the client team eliminate any application management resource concerns.
  • Obtain comprehensive strategic, advisory, and consulting services for end-to-end application modernization and management.
  • Enhance application security by integrating specialised security frameworks and architectures into your organization's DevOps and ITSM.
  • Realize enterprise-level, multilayered application security across code, delivery pipelines, application runtimes, and databases. Utilize automated technologies for detecting, managing vulnerabilities, and encrypting. Develop apps with extensive telemetry, actionable alerts, and complete visibility
  • Utilize cutting-edge cloud-native security solutions, such as AWS IAM, AWS Security Hub, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Network Firewall, AWS Firewall Manager, AWS Key Management Service, and Amazon Cognito, among others.
  • Applications supported and hosted on compliant-ready architectures, platforms, and systems, such as local rules, data residency laws, and international standards - PCI-DSS, NESA, SAMA, GDPR, FedRamp, MSA, IRAP, GxP, CSA, OJK, MEITI, and RBI. The worldwide standards include ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, SOC1, and SOC2 certifications.
  • Utilize cloud-native specialist tools to administer and conduct compliance checks across deployed systems. AWS Audit Manager improves threat protection and thorough compliance checks
  • Protect your Business Continuity Planning with an automatic Enterprise Applications Recovery-backup, strict RTO/RPO, DR Drills, or a cloud-based DRaaS solution.
  • Host your applications, backend data center assets including SaaS applications, web applications, critical enterprise systems on your closest location or across multiple regions to minimize disaster risks. Select your closest AWS hosting region.
  • Construct tailored mobile workforce apps that provide fully customizable, cloud-hosted, and collaborative remote development environments.
  • Boost application performance, responsiveness, interactivity, and user experience with innovative automation technologies, such as RPA. Streamline CI/CD using AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline.
  • Maximize intelligent automation in application operations by using completely contemporary application development platforms with automated logging, scalability, availability, and predictive alerts.
  • Utilize cloud-native and proprietary AI and Data Analytics technologies to liberate business insight and data-driven decisions. Construct application innovation capabilities using Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Augmented AI, Amazon DevOps Guru, and Amazon Elastic Inference, among others.

The 6 R Application Modernization Framework for Amazon Web Services Cloud: Which Model matches your Enterprise Best?

Cloud-based application modernisation is an absolute need for revitalising IT processes and expanding delivery and service experiences. As a result of the absence of app modernization on cloud expertise, however, the majority of organisations just lift and transfer their apps, resulting in severely constrained and decreased performance. The comprehensive cloud strategy, development, full-stack architecture, maintenance, and security engineers at CDWT function as an extended team to modernise a client’s whole application environment on the AWS Cloud.

With the advanced 6 R Methodology, rehash and reboot your applications to unlock extra agility, enhanced performance, and end-user excellence powered by an intelligent AWS cloud backend. You may begin the modernisation of your AWS applications with a free exploration workshop.


This phase entails minimum changes to transition to a cloud-based system. The business abandons its on-premises software licence and migrates to the cloud-based version of the same software, effectively repurchasing the licence.

REHOST (Lift & Shift)

Identify the apps and current workloads that need to be lifted and shifted to the cloud environment. The migration utilises cutting-edge native tools and support services to migrate the current on-premises application stack to the cloud.

REPLATFORM (Lift,Change,Shift)

This procedure employs the same methods as the migration of on-premises platforms and applications to the cloud ecosystem. In this case, however, adjustments are performed to optimise the cloud performance of the platforms.


Existing on-premises programmes, databases, and workloads are extensively overhauled, often at the coding level, in order to migrate them to the cloud. This phase or strategy requires the greatest effort and expenditure. In this phase, it is usual practise to divide monolithic structures into microservice designs for improved cloud performance. As the programme is modified to fit the cloud's natural environment, such an approach guarantees that the greatest capabilities of the cloud are used.


This method includes the identification of duplicate apps or platforms that might result in needless cloud load/overprovisioning, hence driving up operating expenses. Under such conditions, businesses may decide to retire and replace the application with a cloud-friendly one.


Businesses may choose to keep certain old on-premises apps operational if they give high performance and are related to crucial initiatives. In such a scenario, the remaining core systems may function in the cloud, while the maintained on-premises applications may work independently or in tandem with the cloud applications through APIs.

A Comprehensive Analysis of CDWT's Application Modernization Services for AWS Cloud

  • Utilize CDWT's industry-leading Conversion Factory methodology to expedite the migration of corporate and SaaS application workloads, resources, and PaaS platforms on AWS. With this assembly-line methodology implemented by cutting-edge automation processes and administrative experts, you can achieve a high ROI, rapidly deploy/provision cloud infrastructure, simplify on-demand provisioning of cloud stacks, and integrate with your existing ITSM processes in a seamless manner. Leverage AWS-native solutions to migrate .NET, PHP, .NET Core, Node.js, Java, Python-based applications, Linux and Windows-based app clusters and containers to AWS cloud in just simple, automated steps. Exercise a lean application lifecycle environment across the entire organization including CI-CD integrations, DevOps and DevSecOps augmentation, and SysOps processes. Obtain industry-leading application performance, hyper agility, operational scalability, and continuous availability.

CDWT assists in integrating, streamlining, and unlocking hyper performance for important industrial and SaaS applications, PaaS platforms in banking, healthcare, e-commerce, corporate operations, and information management, among other industries. On AWS Cloud Platform, get comprehensive modernization and implementation help for SAP ERP, Oracle, SAP Full Stack, Infosys Finacle, Intellect, Magento, OpenText, and industrial apps. Integrate with virtualized networks, incorporate containerization-serverless-microservice capabilities, and provide enterprise-level security and compliance. Obtain a high level of availability of 99.95% and grow applications internationally without interruption.

AWS Cloud makes it simple to host, manage, administer, and protect databases for mission-critical corporate ERP, CRM, CMS, and associated applications including on-premises, Edge, and IoT settings. CDWT supports SQL OpenSource Database programmes like MySQL, MariaDB, and PostgreSQL; SQL commercial database systems like IBM DB2, Oracle, SQL Server, SAP ASE, and SAP HANA; and NoSQL Open source database apps like MongoDB, Cassandra, CouchDB, Redis, etc. Fully administered cloud-based databases provide excellent data availability, scalability, and quick access to cutting-edge analytic tools. Integrate superior security solutions and cloud-based firewalls to ensure world-class data security.

Integrity of old and new apps, as well as their backend architectures and databases, is a prerequisite for achieving frontend operations that are seamless across varied IT environments. After migrating and modernising apps to the AWS cloud, reinforce application integrity using multipurpose APIs and event-driven designs. The latter facilitates the effortless synchronisation of disparate applications with other databases, applications, systems, platforms, and backend infrastructure as needed. In addition, improve remote workflow management by implementing flexible, customised, and fully managed remote development environments, remote workforce apps, and more.

Integrating collaborative teams and technology requires a modernised DevOps infrastructure to expedite the product delivery lifecycle. Leverage the power of DevOps environments enhanced by AWS Cloud tools and services with new capabilities, and adopt an automated, agile, and highly scalable ecosystem across the Software Development Lifecycle. Align your DevOps environment across diverse application landscapes by including essential technologies such as containerization using Docker and Kubernetes for AWS Cloud (Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service), orchestration, and Infrastructure as a Code. Utilize CDWT's main toolkit experience in platform architectures, configuration, CI/CD pipeline, coding, systems development, automation, and testing to enhance your cloud-based DevOps and application operations. Using the AWS advantage, develop applications on the language of choice -.NET, PHP,.NET Core, Node.js, Java, and Python; bring in containers and frameworks-libraries of choice; improve developer productivity; and streamline CI/CD pipelines with AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline. Accelerate time to market and establish a business that is nimble by design.

Microservices are quickly replacing monolithic architectures, which have driven legacy systems and software for decades. Due to their unsurpassed rigidity, conventional architectures make it difficult for engineers to detect code faults or implement significant changes. With the cloud revolution driving modernised development environments to ensure consistent customer success, deconstruct legacy applications and design new software in a powerfully modularized manner: abstracted components dedicated to running critical functions, woven into a central whole with the aid of advanced tools. Such modularized, self-sufficient software parts make it simple to identify faults, push updates, and automate the delivery process for quicker provisioning and operation in live situations. This also helps with load distribution and traffic management. Individual server functions executing each microservice segment may be individually scaled up or down depending on traffic needs without impacting the overall performance of the programme, hence eliminating server overprovisioning and lowering costs.

If microservices are believed to revolutionise how applications and software are produced or constructed, Serverless or Functions-as-a-Service assures that the same are executed in an agile and transformational manner on the cloud. Once the produced code is transferred to the cloud using this method, the microservice modules or functions are given separate servers/fire only when the specific function is invoked, hence eliminating idle running or overprovisioning. Under this design, the company just pushes the modules to the cloud environment, and the cloud environment handles the rest, including assigning servers to execute the modules. Adopt the Functions-as-a-Service methodology for the app modernization process, covering frontend applications, middleware, operating systems, libraries, frameworks, APIs, and virtual machines. Integrate microservices design and containerization to maximise AWS FaaS use. Using serverless event processing, design and construct the architecture of an event-driven application that consumes data streams, processes them in the cloud, and synchronises the results back to back-end databases with zero data loss, zero disturbance, and ultra-low latency. Utilize native AWS capabilities to allow serverless operations, including AWS Lambda, AWS Amplify, AWS CDK, and AWS App Runner.

With a multitude of cloud-native technologies, over 40 Security Controls, dedicated Security Operations Center managed services, and cybersecurity specialists, you can safeguard your application assets end-to-end. Utilize the sophisticated Managed Detection and Response platform for automated management of threats and malware. Reduce Mean Time to Detect and Response across all touchpoints, provide comprehensive endpoint protection, and use sophisticated data analytics to acquire distinctive security management insights. Utilize cloud-native solutions for round-the-clock monitoring, identity and access control, firewall management, API security, app database threat management, and network monitoring. Utilize the game-changing preventative maintenance capabilities of CDWT's SHOP (Self-Healing Operations Platform).

Obtain a worldwide compliant-ready application architecture with CDWT's application managed services for AWS Cloud, including strict adherence to local-national-global laws such as PCI-DSS, NESA, SAMA, GDPR, FedRamp, MSA, IRAP, GxP, CSA, OJK, MEITI, and RBI. The worldwide standards include ISO 27001, ISO 27017, ISO 27018, ISO 20000, ISO 22301, SOC1, and SOC2 certifications. Easily comply with data residency and local requirements with secure in-country hosting. Adopt rigorous compliance checks for your application's assets. Compliance difficulties should never again impede the functionality of your applications or the advancement of your firm.

Streamlined, integrated Disaster Recovery tools and solutions to assist organisations in achieving near-zero operational outages. Advanced automated backup, recovery, and disaster management systems with high RPO/RTO criteria for your applications and associated assets. Construct your bespoke DR plan on the AWS cloud with DRaaS architecture, adopt specialised solutions for corporate operations, simplify the protection of data storage platforms, and decide for periodic DR drills for maximum effect. Utilize geo-native AWS hosting to maximise application availability, scalability, performance agility, and continuity.

With CDWT's turnkey hyperautomation solution, you can uncover the appropriate business processes for automation, collect data from even unstructured sources, automate difficult operations, and strategically expand automation throughout your organisation, among other capabilities. With their experience in process analytics and automation, our certified automation specialists have assisted a variety of firms in automating essential operations and transforming their businesses. Utilize proprietary cutting-edge AI, Big Data, Analytics, RPA, and automation technologies and solutions to modernise application processes, workflows, and data, and to adopt intelligent, data-driven decision-making capabilities. Choose from hundreds of innovative cloud-native tools and business apps powered by AWS cloud backend to simplify asset management, workflows, compliance, governance, and more. Amazon SageMaker, Amazon Augmented AI, Amazon DevOps Guru, and Amazon Elastic Inference are cloud-based Machine Learning technologies that unlock cutting-edge innovation capabilities. AWS's completely updated development platform offers automatic logging, scalability and high availability, extensive telemetry, proactive alerts, and complete insight into applications and underlying systems. Streamline manual redundancies and automate repetitive procedures to optimise the ROI and resiliency of corporate systems.

Zero-loss, Faultproof Implementation: In CDWT’s Application Migration and Modernization Factory Methodology

Phase 01: Assessment

Phase 01: Plan

Phase 01: Execution

  • Exploration Workshops
  • Industry- and region-specific guidelines
  • Examining applications at risk and loopholes
  • Risk and security evaluation using prioritization
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis with Costs for Risk Mitigation
  • CDWT Endorsement Priorities
  • Recommendation priorities for application modernization
  • Stakeholder buy-in and finances

  • Creating a plan for modernizing
  • Approaches to app migration and transformation
  • Migration plan and target deployment environments
  • Plans for Development and Testing
  • Document Impact Plan and Document Project Milestones
  • Budgeting
  • Acceptance by stakeholders and funding release

  • Project Launch
  • Configure Cloud Platforms
  • Quality Control
  • Checks for Safety and Authorization
  • Health and Functionality Verification
  • Status Report to Migration Teams
  • ROI Validation
  • Deactivate Technologies
  • Project Acceptance

AWS Native Tools and Services: CDWT Knowledge of Creating a Modernized Application Ecosystem

Fully controlled container performance and containerization administration

Application development and implementation of serverless ecosystems

Modernizing the infrastructure and workloads for app data

Deploy and Run in a Modern DevOps setting

Deploy and Run in a Contemporary DevOps Environment

Twelve or more years as one of the most trusted Managed AWS cloud services and Application Modernization providers in APAC, MEA, and the Americas.

As a committed AWS Partner, the world's leading Application-focused, high-end managed services provider with AIOps-driven AWS Managed Operations.

24/7 Support supported by more than 2,000 cloud-certified professionals (including Kubernetes and DevOps specialists) who are proficient with ITIL, ITSM, and CoBIT delivery processes, and 26 Centers of Excellence.

Zero Friction AWS Application Modernization Model with industry-leading Application Migration Factory methodology, 25000+ migrated Apps, and Databases.

4000+ business clients, including 60 of the Fortune 500 and 5 of the top 20 global banks

The successful implementation of Public, Private, Hybrid, Multi, and Community AWS Cloud systems in 26 countries globally.

99.95% application availability, hyper-scalability, industry-leading uptime, and 50,000+ transactions per hour without failure.

Proven knowledge administering over 10,000 SAP instances and over 2,300 TB of HANA Database on AWS Cloud.

Proven knowledge with IBM, Oracle, OpenText, and Infosys, as well as cloud-native enterprise application management, including SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS transition on AWS Cloud.

Host and deploy apps in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) region of your choosing to ensure high availability and minimal downtime.

Proven knowledge in end-to-end Application Modernization with a focus on development, engineering, maintenance, administration, and security monitoring.

Dedicated DR options on AWS for diverse, complex application environments, including automated recovery-backup, failback-failover techniques.

Expertise in Dedicated Application Managed Security Services on AWS, 40+ Security Controls, and Dedicated SOCs.

CDWT's automation solutions, including Self-healing Operations, Automation Delivery platforms, and RPA solutions, include Self-healing Operations.

Expertise with hundreds of AWS cloud-native apps and technologies, best handled in accordance with customised business processes

Cost-effective Pay-per-use model under single SLA

1 Billion+ Hours of Managed Fail-safe Application Hosting managing 40,000+ VMs

Strict compliance with regulatory and country-specific data residency requirements

AWS Application Modernization – FAQs

Application modernization in the cloud entails modifying, re-architecting, or refining applications to integrate and function without interruption on the chosen cloud platform.

Legacy programmes are often hardwired to certain systems, kernels, or backends; hence, merely lifting and shifting them to the cloud results in poor performance.

Modernizing programmes should be at the top of corporate owners' to-do lists for maximising the benefits of sophisticated cloud architecture and ensuring optimal workload performance.
Application modernisation may be accomplished via the 6 Rs, or Repurchase, Rehost, Replatform, Refactor, Retire, and Retain.

The first strategy is a straightforward migration of on-premises software to its cloud-based counterpart, which entails changing licencing.

Rehosting entails moving apps as-is to the cloud environment, while Replatforming entails the same process but with a few adjustments for enhanced cloud performance.

Refactoring or re-architecting programmes entails breaking down monolithic structures into smaller modules or microservices and rebuilding codebases in order to not only move them to the cloud but also make them cloud-ready end-to-end.

Retire and Retain refers to the replacement of obsolete, superfluous software and the retention of current, mission-critical on-premises programmes, respectively.
Application modernisation influences the whole lifetime, inputs, and outputs of the application.

Consequently, in order to properly modernise apps, businesses must remodel app databases, fine-tune database management systems, adjust application networks-protocols-libraries, customise servers, connect with DevOps, and simplify app security.

Firms can leverage services of application modernization partners like CDWT or native cloud-tools to achieve the above without disruption.