Event – Migrating Applications to SaaS in AWS: A Minimally Invasive Approach

News and Events / September 12, 2018

Migrating Applications to SaaS in AWS: A Minimally Invasive Approach

We’re delighted to host our next Breakfast Briefing in the Westin Hotel on Friday October 5th.

SaaS Solutions is not a one size fits all approach. The unique needs of customers, markets, and businesses will dictate the flavour of SaaS that best fits a customer’s environment.

With a mix of customer success stories, Cloud experts and AWS Solution Architects, the aim of this Breakfast Briefing is to help you navigate the migration process; rethink your design, adopt a more agile approach to delivering solutions in a subscription model, and to have a closer look at the different migration models.

We have limited spaces available, so if you are interested, please register here.

Agenda for the morning

8.00 Registration and Breakfast 

8.30 – 9.15am SaaS Fundamentals: It’s not just Technology
Andrew Powell  – AWS Partner Solutions Architect – EMEA
Andy will help you understand the total impact of a SaaS transformation for your organisation. Learn of some of the common business and technical decisions that have to be made as part of this transformation. He will cover topics including organisational design, pricing, metering and billing, tenant isolation, tenant on-boarding. The presentation will provide a solid introduction on the total scope of an ISV’s transformation to a SaaS vendor leveraging the SaaS Enablement Framework (SEF).

9.20 – 9.50am Customer Success story – Artificial Intelligence on AWS
David Gregg, CTO at Mobacar

Mobacar’s intelligent mobility solutions are dedicated to providing the travelling consumer with personalised trip-appropriate transportation choices, helping to improve the quality of their lives. Within the global car rental sector, Mobacar’s proprietary cognition engine AI technology enables clients to offer their consumers intelligently matched car rental package options driving revenue, profitability and overall consumer satisfaction.

Hear how they migrated their application to the AWS platform and how their SaaS based solution has benefited from moving them from a Startup to a global player in the Car Rental and travel business.

9.55 – 10.30am – The practical guide to migrating your application to the cloud
Nigel Creighton, CTO at DNM
The challenge, is for organisations to find creative ways to incrementally move their solutions to a SaaS model without major disruptions. While the benefits of SaaS may be inviting, it’s important to make the move to SaaS with care and forethought. Ultimately, you want to emerge from this transformation with a product that inherits the best traits of SaaS and becomes an enabler for the business. A simple lift and shift or some flavour of pseudo-SaaS is likely to undermine your long-term goals. Here, we look at different methodologies.

We hope to have an open discussion around the following topics:

  • How multi-tenant are you?
  • Building a Foundation
  • Silo Migration Model
  • Layered Migration Model
  • Data Migration Model

10.30am Q&A Session

We hope to see you all there for an information packed morning – register now!