Cloudreach, the London-based multi-cloud services provider announced the launch of Sunstone, a software platform designed to accelerate the modernization of in-cloud environments. Through the use of AI and machine learning technologies, Sunstone automates the continuous modernization of in-cloud applications to drive innovation, boost performance, increase security and reduce costs.
Gartner Research forecasts that by 2025, 40% of IT budgets will be spent paying off technical debt. For organizations this means shifting to a continuous modernization mindset to ensure that technical debt is properly controlled and in-house teams are given room to innovate.
However, understanding the best route to a modernized application portfolio is a real challenge, according to Cloudreach. With many organizations becoming late cloud adopters while others try to modernize its cloud infrastructure after scrambling to adapt during COVID, modernization is bound to become an expensive and confusing endeavor.
The traditional approach to application modernization is to treat it as a ‘one and done’ event, which is ineffective, expensive and encourages technical debt, according to Cloudreach.
The Sunstone software utilizes an agentless, onboarding process to rapidly capture a cloud environment, before leveraging advanced resource grouping services to profile the gathered data and build a picture of the distinct workloads that need to be modernized. Data and analytics engines evaluate a target cloud estate for modernization opportunities and provide a prioritized roadmap, aligned with an organization’s business goals.
The software enables technology leaders to maximize their cloud spend ROI and rationalize their in-cloud application portfolio. Analytics engines immediately start parsing the discovered data for opportunities to move to cloud-native technologies to generate time savings, increase productivity, democratize access to compute and data,and save money.
In this way, the software introduces the latest innovations from cloud providers into the target environment to drive business transformation.
Cloudreach’s Sunstone software features:
- A rapid, lightweight onboarding mechanism
- Automated data ingestion pipelines
- Multi-layer workload grouping and dependency management
- Iaas-PaaS analytics to move in-house teams up the stack and utilize best in class cloud native technologies
- License optimization analytics to reduce overspend on licenses
- Prioritized modernization roadmapping
“As businesses see an increased need for cloud adoption and investment, they will need a solution that can quickly onboard their infrastructure and make it cloud-ready,” said Brooks Borcherding, CEO at Cloudreach, in a statement.”