The need for migration/reengineering of applications or databases in enterprises arises from changes in business demands or technology challenges. This migration is required either to improve operational efficiency or to manage risks.
Many enterprises are straddled with the challenge of ensuring that investments in legacy systems do not get locked in proprietary and outdated technologies while migrating to newer systems. The need is to preserve established business rules, practices and investments in the old system at the same time managing valuable human resources locked in maintaining legacy systems. Other aspect that needs to be considered is the smooth shift of the software users from the older system to the newer one.
For such enterprises e-Zest offers migration to open, advanced, flexible, secure, reliable and highly adopted platform – Microsoft .NET.
e-Zest specializes in migration/reengineering of applications to .NET, whether it involves legacy Win32 (Visual Basic, Visual C++), Fortran, COBOL, FoxPro , Power Builder (PB), Pascal, Delphi, Kylix or Pocket PC based (eVB, eVC) applications in to .NET, e-Zest has the tools, techniques, expertise and skills to achieve the objectives in a quicker, cleaner, cheaper and reliable manner.
- Reasons for Migrating to .NET:
- Web service support, Remoting support
- Standard base types across languages
- Standard toolset for any .Net language
- Support for mobile devices
- Standards integration: XML, SOAP, and more
- Ease of deployment
- Rapid Development
- Ease of adoptability
- Ease of maintenance and support
Migration Methodology: e-Zest’s Migration Assessment expertise provides an accurate and timely inventory of all impacted applications, defines migration issues by count and severity, and outlines a delivery plan and a cost model to complete the migration. There are four key steps of the migration strategy:
- Planning, requirements analysis and risk evaluation
- Versioning control and library definition customization
- Build system and code migration
- Detailed testing and debugging
Following figure depicts our migration methodology (click image). The methodology may be customized based on the project and customer requirements.