Optimizing Your Business Application Portfolio: In-Depth Exploration of Application Rationalization and Hybrid Multi-Cloud Adoption

By Raj Jagtap and Prachi Sinha

Application rationalization (app rationalization) is a framework for assessing and optimizing a portfolio of business applications. When implemented effectively it enables portfolio managers to accurately determine whether applications should be kept, replaced, retired, or consolidated in support of a larger business goal. For organizations planning a cloud migration, the framework might incorporate the Six Rs of rationalization (Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect, Rebuild, Replace, and Retain) as a mechanism for categorizing applications. In the public sector, the CIO Council’s Application Rationalization Playbook demonstrates how agencies can adapt the framework to drive hybrid multi-cloud adoption to comply with the OMB’s federal Cloud Smart strategy. Not every organization will implement it in quite the same way, but an effective app rationalization framework nearly always paves the way for a more efficient and cost-effective IT environment.

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