Cloud App Modernization

Bringing your Apps into the cloud era

Your organisation, like many, likely has a raft of applications spanning from decades of IT practice. Call them monoliths, or label them as technical debt, they are likely costly, complex in nature, and stifle the type of innovation businesses look for with digital services.

Our Cloud App Modernization takes the business value in these applications, such as the processes and data you have built up over years, and replatforms them on cloud native services, opening them up to opportunities to innovate and optimize, while reducing costs and risk. We work closely with your team to identify candidates for modernization that align with business goals, and deliver a demonstrable return on investment.

By bringing your apps into the cloud era, we bring new life to tired systems.

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How We Do It


Working with your team through a series of interviews, we gain an understanding of your application estate and work to identify candidate applications for modernization.


With the candidate applications identified, we work through your key business goals and aligning them with the opportunities for modernization, resulting in a clear understanding of ROI and prioritization for apps.


By deconstructing your applications we are able to be targeted about how and where we can make improvements, and align these with business goals, whether that be innovation, performance, resilience, operational efficiency or risk management.


With applications understood in their component parts, we are able to find unnecessary waste and remove this from the application stack. This could include components such as security appliances, load balancers and proprietary storage and database systems.


Sometimes the best approach with legacy applications is to abstract away from them to accelerate innovation and ROI. With the use of data lakes, APIs and serverless services, we can build new services by removing reliance on old systems.


With a cloud ready modernized application ready to go, we package up the components for redeployment using code templates for infrastructure and integrate these into your code repositories and CI/CD pipelines. If you don’t have them, we can build them!

What We Offer

Devops practice

Our devops team forms a cross functional team with the experts in your business. Our Agile project management will then manage the project with regular sprints to get results fast.

The latest knowledge

Our team is knowledgeable across multiple cloud platforms and technologies, including containerisation, serverless and big data platforms. We’re able to provide guidance in selecting the latest available technology to support modernising your applications.

Pragmatic business focus

Return on Investment is critical with application modernization. Whether your focus is on improvising users experience, unlocking innovation or reducing costs and risks, our focus is first on your business goals.

Artefact for the future

As we modernise your applications we both document the new application architecture as well as defining the infrastructure in code templates, providing you both summary information and the detail to redeploy.


We make it easy for you to contact us, with integrated ChatOps support acting as a direct line to our team of public cloud specialists. Your team can work with us as you do internally. We also offer traditional means of contact.