January 16, 2021
Modern .NET application can offer a variety of advantages and bring your business processes up to speed.
To survive and prosper in times of turbulence, businesses need to find ways to reinvent themselves. Extending the portfolio, cutting costs, restructuring personnel and operations, or finding new avenues to reach their target customers, are all valid - albeit some of them rather unfortunate – options of trying to weather very difficult market circumstances, such as the ones brought by 2020.
But rather than downsizing and cutting costs or firing staff, there are other, more efficient ways of helping the business stay afloat and, hopefully, thrive. One of them is modernizing the old, legacy applications that are still in operation and require highly specialized - hence expensive – staff for maintenance. Instead of arcane applications in operation since the beginning of the internet, modern .NET application can offer a variety of advantages.
Latest releases of the .NET Platform are built with the public cloud in mind. .NET is a first class citizen in all major public cloud platforms (Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, Google Cloud Platform). Modernizing your .NET application opens the door to moving your entire operation to the cloud, with all its benefits.
Lower development cost
The modern .NET application development ecosystem is better than ever. Between great variety of excellent tooling and libraries, the large talent pool of .NET developers, and the .NET support in every major public cloud platform, the efficiency gains in the development process result in drastically lower development costs.
Faster delivery cycles
Modern .NET applications are built as a system of micro-services: self-contained application modules that do one thing well. This results in decreased complexity of the overall solution, enabling faster iteration and experimentation.
In the cloud, security is the shared responsibility of the cloud service provider and your IT department. The cloud provider is responsible with securing the infrastructure, while your employees are responsible with securing the applications. This allows your IT department to focus on value-producing tasks specific to your business.
Given the massive scale and global presence of the cloud, your modern .NET applications can be deployed in several availability zones around the world, closer to your customers.
Lower operational costs
Modern applications are faster and easier to maintain, with tools widely available at lower costs or oftentimes even as open source. In contrast to legacy software and applications, the modernized .NET solutions will cost your business less in terms of operating personnel. The elasticity of the public cloud makes it possible for your operational costs to closely track demand: scale down at night or over the weekend, scale up during working hours.
We have a team with combined decades of experience in creating and modernizing .NET applications, and we will be more than happy to share this knowledge with your team. Together, we can work to help your business grow, become more efficient and meet the ever-changing customer demands faster.
ListSimple required advanced skills and expertise to develop a full-fledged system on a tight deadline to monetize on the interest generated by their initial core product. Aligned's engineers built a modern, scalable, reliable software solution that enabled ListSimple to grow rapidly. As a result, ListSimple delivers more than 10,000 service appointments annually, with 3,000 happy customers satisfied and returning over and over for their measurement and media needs.
With the help of Aligned's architects and engineers, Responsive was able to rapidly refresh its AWS cloud foundations, automate the provisioning of infrastructure for new and existing customers, and deploy its modernized applications in Amazon EKS.
Upgrading legacy software applications can improve efficiency, productivity, and security, integrate with other systems, enhance scalability, save costs, future-proof your business, provide end-to-end data governance, and attract new talent. Investing in application modernization helps companies to stay competitive and succeed in the long run.
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As Responsive begins expanding into new regions, it is imperative that we work with partners who are experts in security, cloud architecture, and best practices for SOC 2 audits.
Our partnership with Aligned was essential for us to meet these technical objectives. We are excited to continue to partner with Aligned and would highly recommend Aligned to any business that wants to solve challenging architectural problems with a focus on security, scalability, and business growth.
Chris Sanford, CTO
Chris was a fantastic engineering and architecture partner. He spearheaded the architecture and solution design for a key component of our technology platform, and worked with our teams to build it from the ground up.
As a product manager, I admired Chris’ ability to understand and effectively communicate the vision and strategy of what we were building to the rest of the engineering team.
In addition, I greatly appreciated his ability to effectively and independently manage our development team. With Chris in charge, I always had confidence that we were making progress and working on the right thing.
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