Business growth, acquisitions, and international expansion have led to tremendous growth in enterprise application portfolios. The cost of maintaining these systems forces most IT organizations to spend over 90% of their budget on existing applications and maintenance (“keeping the lights on”) at the expense of investment in new projects. IT organizations need to improve efficiency and maintain compliance with regulatory requirements, while creating capacity for innovation. Application portfolio rationalization determines which applications need to evolve, which need to be migrated onto new infrastructure and cloud platforms, and which can be retired. Budgets may not be increasing, but rationalization programs can shift investment from maintenance to innovation.
Modernization projects are expensive, can last multiple years, and carry significant risk. Demonstrating compliance with regulatory requirements is challenging because point-in-time data needs to be retained for easy auditor access—and flat-file archiving makes it too hard to access complex application data when needed the most. Conflicting goals between business leaders and IT, and dependencies across the application operations and modernization teams result in significant organizational risk. As a result, most projects run over deadlines, over cost, or shrink in scope and fail to deliver on desired outcomes.
Delphix transforms the economics and risk profile of application rationalization and modernization initiatives. Delphix Live Archive addresses compliance risks with on-demand access to preserved application states, providing audit or regulatory teams with instant and complete access to critical data—with full application functionality and reporting—even for integrated or federated applications. Delphix eliminates business unit resistance by minimizing disruptions to production teams and by enabling early wins with lower-risk, non-production application environments. Finally, Delphix minimizes execution risk by accelerating projects and reducing costs by 50%, and improves quality through better testing with full, rapid, self-service environments.
Delphix delivers the right data to the right team at the right time. By virtualizing the entire application stack (application binaries, files, and databases), Delphix quickly delivers full environments to modernization teams for iterative test and target environment validation – at a fraction of physical costs and complexity. With Delphix, DBAs and system administrators no longer waste time making, refreshing, or resetting copies, and enterprise or SI migration teams can efficiently move forward without dependencies. With automatic, efficient data transformation from UNIX to Linux, the manual and error-prone mechanisms for converting from legacy platforms no longer pose a barrier to x86 migration and cloud adoption.