Companies across all industries and sizes are adopting the advantages of Modern Cloud architectures. There are many drivers for this, but the two key benefits are the reduced "time-to-value" and the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). The main challenges for greenfield applications are understanding best practices and attracting talent. For companies with legacy, migration is the big hurdle.
How companies approach migration will dictate the cost, risk, and overall success. Moving away from a "big bang" all-or-nothing migration approach and adopting a progressive migration strategy is essential.
The Minimum Viable Migration (MVM) framework provides the approach, the tools, and the techniques to move to the modern cloud in a series of iterative vertical slices shipped to production. This "stepping-stone" progressive path has seen particular success in accelerating and de-risking companies migrating to modern state-of-the-art Cloud-Native architectures, i.e. Serverless.
Success with an MVM approach requires clear prioritisation (via an MVM Priority Matrix) and effective Eventification and Injection strategies. The emergence of Microfrontends and Edge Compute are useful tools for achieving this.
When applied correctly, an MVM approach pulls risk forward, delivers value to customers faster, and creates wider buy-in and motivation through a culture of continuous release from Day 1.