CAST removes major barrier to cloud container adoption
CAST, the category leader in Software Intelligence, today announced
a major technological advancement to speed up the time to benefit
of application containerization.
Adopting containers when migrating software applications to the
cloud has become widely accepted as they offer advantages over
traditional lift-and-shift approaches including better scalability,
flexibility, and management. However, containerization can be
challenging as it often requires application source code to be
modified (or refactored) beforehand. Understanding exactly where
and how an application needs to change can be akin to finding
needles in haystacks, where each haystack is comprised of millions
of lines of code.
CAST Highlight, a software intelligence solution for rapid
analysis of application portfolios, has introduced a new capability
to identify where and how applications need to be modified for
containerization. CAST Highlight can analyze the source code of an
entire application portfolio in days and identify the best
candidates for modernization and cloud migration, enabling
organizations to prioritize their roadmaps based on facts.
The new container insights capability of CAST Highlight
automatically discovers specific source code patterns that prevent
adoption of containers (called Blockers) and makes precise
recommendations on how to remove these Blockers in the source code.
This enables organizations to adopt container technologies such as
Docker, Kubernetes, and OpenShift in days versus weeks or months.
Furthermore, CAST Highlight provides effort estimates to remove
Blockers and recommendations for use of cloud native services so
that containerization can happen faster and with less rework due to
the accuracy of recommendations.
Adoption in Public and Private
Digital leaders from organizations such as BCG, IBM, Microsoft,
Wells Fargo, AT&T, and Volkswagen are already leveraging CAST
Highlight to accelerate the modernization and cloud migration of
custom-built applications, the brains of the business.
Adoption is accelerating in the public sector too, such as
within the United States Department of Defense, where several
military branches are deploying CAST Highlight to speed up their
application modernization programs.
The US DoD deployments of CAST Highlight are designed to enable
software intensive programs to adopt the native cloud services that
improve mission support and enable warfighters. CAST Highlight is
being rolled out to move DoD branches beyond simple ‘lift and
shift’ by empowering their program offices with
objective evaluation of software cloud readiness of their
custom software assets. Enterprise branches adopting CAST Highlight
include: Air Force DevOne/CloudOne, Navy Commercial Cloud Services,
and Army Enterprise Cloud Management Office.
All new capabilities of CAST Highlight are available today.
For more information, please contact Stephanie Watkins at
CAST is the pioneer and category leader in Software
Intelligence, providing insight into the structural condition of
software assets. CAST technology is renowned as the most accurate
“MRI for Software”, which delivers actionable insights into
software composition, architectures, database structures, critical
flaws, quality grades, cloud readiness levels and work effort
metrics. It is used globally by thousands of forward-looking
digital leaders to make objective decisions, accelerate
modernization, and raise the security and resiliency of mission
critical software. Visit castsoftware.com.
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