It has become common for companies to rush onto the bandwagon of cloud adoption without a centralized and comprehensive strategy. Many organizations also struggle against the specter of “shadow IT,” where business units may independently put public cloud services in place without involving the IT organization. In either case, the result can be a patchwork of cloud services plagued by poor integration of the new with the old and a haphazard security posture. Businesses may also find themselves locked into a given set of vendors, which can create ongoing financial inefficiency.
To avoid these pitfalls, three interrelated and overlapping pillars support an application modernization effort that can go the distance in providing businesses with the full benefit of the cloud paradigm.