Rehost, Reshare, Rearchitect in Azure

Lift and Shift

Rehost, Reshare, Rearchitect in Azure


Enterprises usually manage lots of well-established apps and resources that are employed internally or externally, by clients. Up recently, the hardware needed to host and maintain these resources was rendered by on-premises data centres or co-located servers. This arrangement leaves all the hardware, software, and network set-up and maintenance in the hands of the organization's IT department. Since the launch of the cloud computing concept, the IT departments can enjoy a lot of modern options to develop, migrate, and maintain apps and servers. All the on-premise infrastructure previously needed physical assets and set-up, but they are now available as virtual devices and services.

What is “lift and shift”?


You most probably heard before of “lift and shift” or “rehosting” and thought what it may be. To make a bit of light into this complex concept, we’d translate it as the process of migrating an identical copy of an app or workload from on-premises to public or private cloud. Since it involves low code or no code to app's architecture the rehosting strategy facilitates a more agile, less complicated and cost-effective transition, as opposed to other processes. It’s also the best method for your business to shift capital expense (CapEx) to operational expense (OpEx). Your businesses seek to maximize the value of data through superior data sharing and business system integration, among other goals. The cloud is an essential vehicle in that quest. For many applications and data, starting fresh in the cloud or moving your data to the cloud is the right approach. Lift-and-shift is efficient especially when the mainframe is completely autonomous of the hardware supporting it, since it allows more flexibility in refactoring, revising, and rebuilding.

Rehosting Benefits


Of course, the "lift and shift" method may seem a fancy and modern concept, but you still think of how your business can benefit out of it. First, you should consider it as the initiation of an app architecting process, on the cloud. Compared to engaging on-premises hardware and software, lift and shift migration can provide your business with several compelling benefits:
  • A quick, efficient and non-disruptive transition: Through "lift-and-shift", Binbox experts can migrate your infrastructure fast and easy. You no longer need to assign an entire team to do the job. The on-premises apps can remain can still be employed through the process, so that there’s no disruption, and the user experience remains identical.
  • Enhanced performance: Rehosting offers the chance to run applications on updated, efficient servers, without having to buy and maintain these yourself.
  • Resilience: Counting on Azure’s high fault tolerance and data replication, DevOps specialists can concentrate on architecting for resilience, designing systems that stay on despite disruptions anywhere in the infrastructure.
  • Scalability and expanded computing space: Scale in or out the computing space, storage, apps and supplementary bandwidth directly from the cloud on a pay-as-you-grow model
  • Investment elasticity: Grow or decrease cloud resources to match demands. The more you leverage cloud elasticity, the more you can save paying only for the resources you use.
  • Improved cybersecurity: Once in the cloud, even legacy applications can benefit from services like role-based access control, multifactor authentication, or unified security processes.

How we do it?


Before the actual migration, our engineers will audit the factors that can influence the challenges, cost, and ultimate value of the rehosting process.


  • Involve stakeholders
  • Calculate your TCO
  • Discover and evaluate apps


  • Select a migration strategy
  • Apply the migration strategy
  • Find recommended tools


  • Analyze your costs
  • Save with offers
  • Reinvest to do more
Secure and manage

Secure and manage

  • Security
  • Data protection
  • Monitoring