NS:GO - AppFactory 2020Each application across your estate is unique, and each will have its own journey to the cloud. New Signature’s App Factory is a structured, comprehensive framework to assess, migrate and modernize your applications to Microsoft’s Azure platform. Some applications may only be capable of rehosting, while some you may be able to refactor. For others, you’ll choose to invest in rearchitecting, and a handful may be rebuilt or replaced. Like on a game board, the number of potential pathways to success can be overwhelming.


Modernize your entire IT landscape by taking your applications on their own journey and jumpstarting migration and modernization to Microsoft Azure with New Signature’s App Factory.

The first step is to assess your current IT environment. By profiling and understanding your workloads, we can begin to determine the best strategy as your applications move toward Azure. We categorize your applications by their complexity and value and use that information to determine if those applications should be migrated or modernized.

The majority of an existing enterprise IT environment will typically be migrated to the cloud. A migration motion encompasses rehosting and a degree of refactoring, either by building a like-for-like replacement of the on-premise hosting environment on the cloud, and replicating or reinstalling the software and data (re-host), or by making subtle but important configuration changes to the underlying hosting infrastructure based on New Signature’s reference architectures.

For a subset of your application environment, you’ll want to invest in heavier refactoring or full re-architecture, creating cloud-native applications with platform-as-a-service (PaaS) technology. This allows you to make better use of the underlying Azure platform. For applications you want to modernize, you’ll need to have access to the underlying source code and be prepared to adjust it into a cloud-native application.

Legacy Applications to SaaS
For some of your oldest applications, a move to Azure won’t make sense You’ll want to replace them with an easy to consume, highly customizable SaaS offering from providers including Microsoft and other extensible partners. You’ll be able to innovate at speed with full integration into your main Azure environment.

Included Services

Workload Assessment

New Signature’s Workload Assessment service is a discovery engagement performed against existing on-premises applications and servers to understand workloads, the current configuration and any dependencies that may exist. The output from the Workload Assessment service is a high-level business case providing budgetary estimates and indicative timelines required for a successful cloud migration and modernization outcome.


After the Workload Assessment, some applications can leverage the Migrate service, where we move applications as they are to Azure with a lift and optimize motion.
Moving an application, even as it is, can unlock savings and increased agility within Azure.


Following on from our workload assessment, some applications will benefit from being modernized to take full advantage of everything the cloud has to offer. This includes container-based deployment and leveraging platform services. Our modernize service takes these applications from where they are today and helps make them cloud-native.

Take the best journey to the cloud

We can help you chart the journey for each application

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