Move Legacy Apps to the Cloud

Frequently, we’re asked, “We need to move legacy apps to the cloud. How can I make the case to management?”

The changing trends in business are creating significant burdens on IT, and those who do not embrace this change may lose their competitive edge.  When our customers need to move legacy apps to the cloud, they choose AISN’s High Security Cloud Services, because security, privacy and regulatory compliance are paramount.   Not only that, upgrading to a High Security Private Cloud built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform enables IT to become a point of differentiation for their business (as you’ll see below), and perhaps best of all, the transition is seamless — meaning you can run your legacy apps in a modern cloud platform and you don’t have to deal with any major code rewrites.

By integrating legacy applications with the Microsoft Cloud Platform, you can provide a scalable and responsive platform that delivers the control and flexibility your business requires and extend the life of your existing applications by reducing the need to re-architect the application.

Here are some advantages that you can expect when you move legacy apps to the cloud:

Adaptable Platform

Utilize a flexible cloud solution to support your legacy applications, enabling you to reduce costs and extend your  business apps without extensive work

  • Take advantage of cloud capabilities to modernize your applications
  • Extend the life of your mission-critical applications and reduce the costs of continued support by leveraging cloud services
  • Provide access to your application from any device from anywhere

Maintain Control

Move your applications to the cloud with confidence by leveraging familiar management, identity, and security tools with Microsoft’s Cloud Platform

  • Manage all of your applications in one unified management console wherever they reside: on-premise, public, and private cloud environments
  • Gain the ability to customize and manage data policies to meet specific security and compliance requirements
  • Securely extend apps and data from your on-premise platform to the cloud for greater scalability

Scalable and Responsive

Take advantage of a highly scalable and reliable platform to extend the life of your applications and meet your organization’s changing business needs

  • Enhance business continuity with improved backup, recovery, and redundancy capabilities
  • Gain greater scalability by extending on-premises workloads to the cloud and moving to a hybrid cloud model
  • Transform your existing systems of record into systems of engagement by extending rich contextual applications and services across multiple devices and audiences

Challenges to Moving Legacy Apps

So what worries do customers have when considering whether to move to the cloud? Here are a few that we hear most often:

One customer asked, “The cost of maintaining all of my organization’s infrastructure and applications is prohibiting growth and my ability to meet our business needs. What can I do?”  With a High Security Cloud built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform, you can support additional devices and meet business needs by placing the infrastructure demands on the cloud. You can focus your efforts on business, not IT, while reducing costs and ensuring security.

Another customer asked, “Our organization’s compliance and security needs limit my ability to move legacy apps to the cloud. How can you help?”  With the Microsoft Cloud Platform in our compliant environment, you can meet the toughest standards for security and compliance, ensuring the safety of your data and apps.

An independent software vendor (ISV) asked, “I require a platform which will enable me to develop in any development language but can also meet my need to scale. How does this help?”  The Microsoft Cloud Platform embraces web standards and provides you with a flexible platform to support all of your development languages, including PHP, node.js, and framework.

Are your ideas to move legacy apps to the cloud meeting with objection from management? Let us help. Read these talking points and/or contact me at, so that I can help you work through the issues.


Bill Peters is AISN’s director of business development.