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Thursday, 08 June 2017 17:15

CloudReady Index from CAST Highlight Helps CIOs Determine if Cloud Migration the Right Choice

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New offering minimizes risk with objective analysis of business goals and application portfolios

CAST Highlight, the ultra-rapid code-scanning SaaS platform, now includes a CloudReady Index to help CIOs make smarter decisions about cloud migration initiatives.

The announcement was made at Cloud Expo in New York.

“Most CIOs recognise that cloud offers many benefits, but it’s not always clear what should be migrated to the cloud or if an application will even run properly once it’s migrated,” said Jeff Fraleigh, Global Head for CAST Highlight. “Our CloudReady Index surfaces objective data that helps CIOs make smart choices about when and how they should move functions to the cloud with minimal business disruption.”

There is no “one size fits all” for cloud migrations today, and organizations’ appetite for risk and ability to manage large-scale change projects varies considerably. The CloudReady Index de-risks and streamlines cloud migration in four ways:

1.       Prioritizes applications for migration based on technical requirements and business impact

2.       Alerts management teams to potential roadblocks that may cause delays or failures in production

3.       Identifies shortcuts to success, based on known technology roadblocks

4.       Tracks progress of migration efforts while simultaneously monitoring overall application health

The CloudReady Index supports digital transformation goals and enables continuous improvement with fact-based analytics for CIOs to drive modernisation in the smartest way.

Those who want to get a first look at the CloudReady Index can benchmark their readiness on the Highlight Cloud Continuum at www.casthighlight.com.

Visit CAST at Cloud Expo

Don’t miss the presentation, Using Architectural Analysis to Design and Deliver Microservices, by Pavel Rabinovich at 4:20pm on Wednesday, June 7. CAST will also participate in the Lunch Power Panel, The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation, at 12:50pm on Thursday, June 8. CAST is exhibiting in booth 101 in Hall 1A.

About CAST Highlight

CAST Highlight is an ultra-rapid code-scanning SaaS offering that identifies potential IT risks and cost savings opportunities across distributed application portfolios. By delivering data and insights on the health of portfolios, CAST Highlight provides IT leaders with objectivity and clarity to make more informed business decisions, prevent risk, and reduce complexity and cost.

About CAST

CAST is the world leader in software analysis and measurement, with unique technology resulting from $130 million in R&D investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs and software risk. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on Euronext (CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with offices in North America, Europe and India.

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