In this post from Apcera, Chief Strategy Officer Mark Thiele talks about why you need a platform designed from the ground up to deploy, orchestrate and govern containers and legacy applications across on-premises, cloud and hybrid environments.
Enterprises stand at a crossroads. The industry is moving towards cloud infrastructure, cloud-native applications and containerized workloads. That’s the future. However, most enterprises built their business on legacy applications. And these legacy workloads make up the majority of business critical, revenue-generating applications. Migrating to the cloud and cloud-native applications can’t be taken lightly. Enterprises can’t turn their back on legacy applications.
You can’t win with two competing strategies
Unfortunately, most IT organizations are split. The vast majority of the organization (75-85%) is focused on maintaining security, mitigating risk and extending the life of current IT investments—”keeping the lights on”—while a growing percentage of the team is focused on adopting new technologies that drive innovation and performance. Gartner calls this split Bimodal IT where mode 1 focuses on the present and mode 2 focuses on the future. In fact, these two competing mindsets are such a part of the industry that IT teams and vendors identify themselves as supporting either mode 1 or mode 2.
You can read the rest of Mark's post on the Apcera blog: https://www.apcera.com/blog/dont-turn-your-back-legacy-applications
And if you're interested in more of our insight into hybrid cloud, please read our post on our work building a hybrid cloud for the Estonian public sector or download the Apcera white paper on the multi-cloud business advantage without sacrificing security or control: