Introducing ELPaaS ( Enterprise Legacy Platform as a Service )
The cloud just got a little bit bigger and better thanks to Heirloom Computing’s new legacy application deployment service solution
I think we can all agree that cloud computing is certainly a step in the right direction, but who’s to say that there isn’t always room for improvement? Realistically, cloud computing is more or less in a constant state of evolution, or growth. However, of the various cloud computing model types (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS = Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, Software as a Service), there exists no platform which is able to take those existing applications and seamlessly integrate them, until now that is.
Thanks to Silicon Valley’s “Heirloom Computing” and their newly introduced ELPaaS (Enterprise Legacy Platform as a Service), those mainstay applications / programs / services / components can now be easily integrated into a cloud computing infrastructure. Along with merely introducing legacy applications / components into a new cloud computing model / scheme, ELPaaS allows an organization to deploy them across an entire cloud, or clouds. The potential uses for ELPaaS are virtually limitless, now it may be possible to deploy that crucial component (which your organization relies on heavily) in, with or on any cloud platform / provider imaginable.
Let’s step back a bit and examine what ELPaaS might be able to really do for your company and department(s). Currently, ELPaaS can be obtained free of charge by visiting this site.
Imagine the possibilities
One of the perceived limitations of cloud computing is its ability to enact changes (like the addition or deployment of legacy applications) without causing too much disruption among other components. ELPaaS introduces the concept that your legacy applications can be packaged and deployed like services. What’s interesting about this approach is that legacy components (which are often crucial to an operation) aren’t exactly assimilated in the standard fashion; they operate and function like services in their own right. This means that virtually any legacy application, which is formatted via ELPaaS, can be applied to any cloud, public or private.
Redefining and repackaging a crucial element of your organization’s operation
Most legacy components / applications / programs are holdovers from the days when an organization first established its formal IT infrastructure. Over time, these “legacy” components often become integral to how business is (and was) performed. Simply removing or replacing these applications is not an option because they are essential; this is to say that nearly all personnel depend upon the processes performed with them on a daily basis.
Additionally, as is often the case, it might very well be that the only thing which is providing said organization with a competitive edge could very well be these same legacy applications. If one were to attempt removing or replacing such vital components, you are literally putting the entire organization at risk. The obvious solution is to simply repackage these components via ELPaaS so that they can function independently as services. As more and more businesses begin transitioning to cloud-based systems / infrastructures, the importance of being able to quickly, cleanly and efficiently integrate legacy applications into one’s cloud(s) will only grow in importance.
ELPaaS also further facilitates a more manageable and problem-free move to the cloud by means of allowing an organization to avoid having to interrupt their current service(s). For instance, if your business were transitioning to the cloud, you could simply apply your legacy applications to said cloud while simultaneously running your standard operation unabated. This is a much better approach than attempting to stop or halt services with your current infrastructure. Once your cloud has been tested, components have been moved, and personnel have been trained in its use, you can begin to wane the organization off of the older infrastructure.
Let’s back up; is your IT department even cloud certified?
Long before you can even begin considering a move to cloud computing or even integrating specific cloud services with that of your current IT infrastructure, you are going to need IT personnel who understand and can utilize cloud technologies.
Luckily, there is an effective solution (which also happens to be quite affordable given the benefits offered), it’s called e-learning. Through an e-learning program in cloud computing, your IT team members will come to understand how cloud computing works, how to service it, and of course, become certified technicians in the field. Given that cloud computing is on the rise, now is the time to begin providing your IT department with the training that they will need to help keep your business technologically up-to-date and competitive. (Ss you might expect, group rate discounts are available for multiple course / license purchases.)
Next stop, ELPaaS
For more information about ELPaaS, please visit www.heirloomcomputing.com, or www.elpaas.com. The abilities of your legacy applications should never be underestimated, now thanks to ELPaaS; you can deploy them in an almost infinite number of ways, even across multiple clouds.