Deeper Dive: Cloud Migrations Challenges

In our previous blog about cloud migrations & dependencies, we discussed the importance of understanding application dependencies when performing cloud migration and modernization projects. There are a handful of challenges that those projects introduce, including:

  • The manual burden of documentation & collaboration
  • Lack of application visibility
  • Application complexity

We dive deeper into those challenges below.

Manual Burden

Documentation tends to be out-of-date and incomplete. Manual back and forth of trying to gather documentation, understanding application architecture, and ensuring that the documentation is accurate can be a huge burden and time-consuming process of cloud migrations.

People are also prone to making mistakes that lead to security and compliance risks, or even downtime.

Bionic works with a large enterprise insurance company that currently takes ~ 6 months to gain a full understanding of their application architecture, dependencies, APIs, and data flows.

With Bionic, this company could’ve mapped their application dependencies in hours, and saved them millions of dollars in wasted employee salary/time that could be spent building and deploying new applications and features.

Lack of Application Visibility

Applications dependencies are difficult to understand and visualize, so teams rely on documentation and tools to manually visualize dependencies and data flows.

Inaccurate diagrams of application architectures are being built, which result in poorly executed cloud migrations and potential security risks and compliance violations.

There is potential for businesses to lose tons of money if cloud migrations are executed poorly.

Bionic scans your application architecture from the code level, so it is providing teams with deeper insights than your typical CMDBs or APM tools. By understanding your dependencies prior to cloud migrations being executed, you can avoid larger issues like downtime, security risks, and compliance violations.

Application Complexity

Developers make changes to applications hourly, which means application complexity increases hourly. You have to manually update your application diagram and ensure the versioning is accurate.

Right now, there are no tools that can provide an accurate and holistic view of all services, API calls, dependencies, and data flows in your architecture at the code level.

Bionic can.

Bionic provides you with a living architecture diagram that allows you to see every service, API, 3rd party call, library, data flow, and dependency that exists in your environments.

See For Yourself

Companies are committed to multi-year cloud migrations of thousands of complex applications. Imagine how much you could reduce that timeline if you had a real-time blueprint of your applications and all of their dependencies?

To learn more about Bionic, check out our video on application modernization below.

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