Application mapping A Top Cloud Challenge

Application mapping
A Top Cloud Challenge

Venkatesh Anbazhagan - Head - Enterprise Cloud and Devops - Oct 28, 2022

No application can enjoy solitude in the digital age. To supply business solutions or services effectively and efficiently, they must cohabit with a variety of servers, systems, and apps. The intricacy leads to other issues in addition to building a strong infrastructure. Consider a business-critical application that relies on various servers, other programs, and multiple network devices. Any one of these infrastructural components might be altered slightly, and the result could be terrible for the application if it has an adverse effect.

Therefore, it demands a proper dependency mapping that could avoid operational inefficiencies, balkanized technologies, poor or incomplete data quality, a lack of metrics in optimizing data, and a lack of automation and communication issues. However, it is notoriously challenging to achieve a perfect mapping of all the relationships among apps, hardware, and networking devices for any IT-delivered service, especially in a setting that is in a continually growing environment.

Over 50% of organizations claim understanding app dependencies as the top cloud migration challenge.

- State of the cloud report


Using application dependency mapping, one can create maps of groups or entities to track the response times of dependent services. By visualizing logical and physical relationships, one can gain insight into connection ports, services, network latency, packet loss, and TCP data. This facilitates rapid problem-solving.

Inevitably, one should map the dependencies while migrating to the cloud. Any flaw in this can lead to a slew of problems, including server issues and problems with on-premises applications. This could hamper the fundamental operation of the application as a whole. In some cases, even the other applications on which the main application depends also fail due to unknown application dependencies when the target is migrated to the cloud.


Several app dependency mapping tools are available on the market. While these tools can yield some quality information, working with a company that has experience in migrating business-specific applications to the cloud can be extremely beneficial. Due to the distinctiveness of each application, there is a great likelihood that dependencies may be overlooked, endangering your mission-critical solutions.

Having expertise and much hands-on experience in orchestrating cloud migration for leading businesses, we can provide you with a vendor-neutral assessment of the best approach for cloud migration for your existing application inventory.

The demand for remote work methods and unpredictable business environments make having your applications in the cloud more crucial than ever.

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