Lift and Shift Traditional Legacy Applications to AWS


A direct banking and payment services company with one of the most recognized brands in U.S. required a solution for lifting and shifting traditional legacy application to AWS using cloud native approach.

Client Challenges and Requirements

  • Ability to maintain IT infrastructure – cost overrun
  • Lack of maintaining scalability of server capacity in order to manage growing demand of data/processes – dependency on system administrators

Bitwise Solution

Cloud Migration phase involved in lifting and shifting existing applications and required dependency to AWS cloud using Cloud native approach.

Performed POC to lift and shift application and orchestrated containerized applications using Kubernetes which helped to establish viability and to isolate technical issues.

Cloud native approach was used to containerized application and API using Docker.

Kubernetes was setup on AWS EC2 using Kops, which was use to orchestrate application and API.

Team migrated applications & API.

Migrated legacy dependency such as file system and database required by application to use cloud based file system / S3, RDS.

Setup the complete CI/CD pipeline to build, publish applications and API using Jenkins and Spinnaker.

Tools & Technologies We Used

Amazon EC2
Amazon S3
Amazon RDS
Amazon LBG
Kubernetes (k8s)

Key Results

By using a lift and shift application migration approach, Bitwise provided a more scalable and cost effective solution.

The entire processing system is now highly scalable because it is using highly scalable components

Overall, client’s business is able to address growing demand and publish features in record time

Lower maintenance cost, ease of scalability

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