Modernize .NET apps and rapidly deliver new features to your customers
Today’s IT infrastructure in the connectedness industry, involves more than 70% of the servers using Windows Operating System (OS), according to Statista report. Majority of the workloads used in these Windows servers are .NET-based legacy applications, which are in an urgent need to be modernized, to become more flexible, scalable, and cost-effective. But there are some critical challenges faced by the CIOs & technology decision makers, who are striving to modernize these .NET-based legacy apps. The challenges include:
- .NET versions prior to Windows Server 2016 do not support containerization
- Migrating .NET apps fully to cloud is expensive
- Lack of clear migration strategies of .NET apps leads to lot of re-engineering efforts
- Re-writing all the .NET apps for the latest Windows version is a time-consuming process
To overcome these challenges, service providers must adopt a well-defined modernization strategy, which includes containerization of the .NET apps and share workloads across hybrid cloud environment. Containerization enables service providers to scale their .NET applications as and when required, without any size and memory limitations. In fact, the containerization process starts with the .NET apps that are already running in the enterprise. It helps create immediate impact by saving on re-coding time, reducing costs, and limiting risk of operations. Furthermore, service providers who want to remain on premises or want to be closer to their data center, can also be benefitted from containerization, using software tools such as Google Kubernetes Engine On-premises (GKE on-prem).
Key transformation levers to successfully containerize and modernize .NET-based legacy applications
Containerization will power the future of connectedness industry, no doubt. However, service providers must study their business case in-depth and choose the right approach as they embark on their containerization strategy. Service providers must also pay due attention to the management of the container lifecycle and orchestration of containers, which requires considerable container management capability and expertise.
Containerization enables service providers to scale their .NET applications as and when required, without any size and memory limitations.