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CloudReady Index from CAST Highlight Helps CIOs Determine when Cloud Migration is the Right Choice

New offering minimizes risk with objective analysis of business goals and application portfolios

New York – June 6, 2017  CAST Highlight, the ultra-rapid code-scanning SaaS platform, now includes a CloudReady Index to help CIOs make smarter decisions about cloud migration initiatives. The announcement was made at Cloud Expo.

“Most CIOs recognize that cloud offers many benefits, but it’s not always clear what applications should be migrated to the cloud or if an application will even run properly once it’s migrated,” said Jeff Fraleigh, Global Head for CAST Highlight. “Our CloudReady Index surfaces objective data that helps CIOs make smart choices about when and how to resolve common migration challenges with minimal business disruption.”

There is no “one size fits all” for cloud migrations today, and organizations’ appetite for risk and ability to manage large-scale change projects varies considerably. The CloudReady Index de-risks and streamlines application migration in four ways:

  1. Prioritizes applications for migration based on technical requirements and business impact
  2. Alerts management teams to potential roadblocks that may cause delays or failures in production
  3. Identifies shortcuts to success, based on known technology roadblocks
  4. Tracks progress of migration efforts while simultaneously monitoring overall application health

“Today's leaders are focused on migrating line-of-business applications to public cloud providers to lower operational expenses, more easily enable application refactoring or speed adoption of new services such as real-time business analytics and artificial intelligence,” said Dr. Scott Ottaway, Research Director at IDC. “Whether they are in a ‘lift and shift’ mode or refactoring applications, enterprises can migrate applications more quickly to any cloud provider by utilizing CAST Highlight's profiling and recommendation capabilities.”

The CloudReady Index supports digital transformation goals and enables continuous improvement with fact-based analytics for CIOs to drive modernization in the smartest way.

Visit CAST at Cloud Expo

CAST is exhibiting at Booth 101 in Hall 1A. CAST executives will also speak at the following presentations:

Wednesday, June 7 at 12:00pm ET – Cloud and Digital Transformation 
Wednesday, June 7 at 4:20pm ET – Using Architectural Analysis to Design and Deliver Microservices
Thursday, June 8 at 12:50pm ET – The Role of DevOps in Digital Transformation

About CAST Highlight

CAST Highlight is an ultra-rapid code-scanning SaaS offering that identifies potential IT risks and cost savings opportunities across distributed application portfolios. By delivering data and insights on the health of portfolios, CAST Highlight provides IT leaders with objectivity and clarity to make more informed business decisions, prevent risk, and reduce complexity and cost.

About CAST

CAST is the world leader in software analysis and measurement, with unique technology resulting from $130 million in R&D investment. CAST introduces fact-based transparency into application development and sourcing to transform it into a management discipline. More than 250 companies across all industry sectors and geographies rely on CAST to prevent business disruption while reducing hard IT costs and software risk. CAST is an integral part of software delivery and maintenance at the world's leading IT service providers. Founded in 1990, CAST is listed on Euronext (CAS) and serves IT intensive enterprises worldwide with offices in North America, Europe and India.

For more information about CAST:

Web: http://www.castsoftware.com
Blog: https://www.castsoftware.com/pulse
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/onquality

PR Contacts: Britney Schaeffer (communications@castsoftware.com) +1 212-871-8361