Acknowledge technical debt and relieve the burden of legacy decisions
Technical debt is an essential feature of any rapidly scaling business. When you’re growing at pace, it’s all but inevitable that some parts of the IT estate are built in a hurry. But as your value at risk increases, technical debt can hold you back and introduce serious vulnerabilities.
Just like its financial counterpart, technical debt incurs interest. This usually manifests itself in slower delivery as teams work around deficiencies. Unless it’s addressed, it can spiral out of control. And the only way to repay the debt is to remedy it at source.
This isn’t an easy message to convey to investors. Going back over old ground seems counterintuitive when you’re looking to accelerate growth. But the debt needs to be called out and properly managed before it hinders performance.
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The adaptiveness and agility of cloud computing are so important to a scaling business that legacy physical compute estate can be considered a form of technical debt.
All-in cloud adoption should be a top priority for scale-ups that weren’t born in the cloud or haven’t yet made the transition. But it needs to be handled with care.
Simply moving to the cloud isn’t the answer. You need to manage it pragmatically to ensure growth can accelerate quickly in the new environment. Clearly a lift-and-shift of the entire estate will deliver limited benefits. But it’s highly unlikely that a full rewrite will be feasible either, tempting as it may seem. Enlisting engineers that handle cloud migrations day-in, day-out streamlines the process, ensuring pitfalls are avoided.
Cloud platforms evolve so rapidly that it’s hard to keep up with new releases. For a scaling business that needs to embrace the full potential of modern cloud environments, this poses a real problem. Over time, it can compromise business performance, leading to competitive disadvantage and heightened vulnerability.
In recognition of this, leading cloud providers AWS and Azure have released architectural framework guidance. It means you can benchmark your system against proven best practice to quickly identify gaps and issues that need to be addressed.
We can work with you to implement these frameworks and bring clarity to your situation. By spotlighting high-priority infrastructure improvements, we help boost performance, resilience and efficiency, delivering tangible commercial benefits.
The way you implement cloud technology has a major impact on the benefits it can unlock for your scaling business. This is underlined by the annual State of DevOps report which shows a clear link between elite performance, characterised by speedy yet stable software delivery, and cloud-native architectures.
Cloud-native is best understood as a spectrum, encompassing three continually evolving principles:
A cloud-native approach fosters ongoing modernisation, which in turn facilitates adaptiveness. Both factors are critical to success in the digital economy.
Our cloud consulting and engineering services are geared towards this way of working. We’ll help you achieve more and remain relevant in an everchanging world.
In this Whitepaper, we explore how organisations embracing the core characteristics of the Cloud are 1.5 times more likely to achieve organisational goals for productivity, profitability and market share.Download Whitepaper
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