Cloudreach’s New Offering Enables Continuous Cloud Modernization


Sunstone, a software platform designed to expedite the modernization of in-cloud settings, was launched by multi-cloud services provider Cloudreach, an Atos company. Sunstone automates the continual modernization of in-cloud applications using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) technologies. It’s intended to accelerate innovation, improve performance, increase security, and save costs.

According to market analysts forecast, by 2025, 40 percent of IT resources would be spent repaying technical debt. To guarantee that technological debt is effectively handled and in-house teams are allowed opportunity to develop, enterprises must adopt a constant modernization attitude, stated Cloudreach. However, determining the optimum path to a modernized application portfolio can be a difficult task.

Many firms are becoming late cloud adopters, while others are attempting to upgrade their cloud infrastructure after trying to adapt during COVID, making modernization a costly and complex undertaking, according to Cloudreach. The typical approach to application modernization would be to consider it as a ‘one-and-done’ project, which can be ineffective and costly while promoting technological debt.

“As businesses see an increased need for cloud adoption and investment, they will need a solution that can quickly onboard their infrastructure and make it cloud-ready,” said Brooks Borcherding, CEO at Cloudreach “Sunstone will provide organizations the tools they need to move towards innovative cloud technology that modernizes workloads and operating models in a way that is aligned to business goals”

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Brooks Borcherding, CEO at Cloudreach
“Sunstone will provide organizations the tools they need to move towards innovative cloud technology that modernizes workloads and operating models in a way that is aligned to business goals,” said Brooks Borcherding, CEO at Cloudreach.

Sunstone uses an agentless, lightweight onboarding method to quickly capture a cloud environment, then uses powerful resource grouping services to profile the data and create a clear picture of the various workloads that need to be updated. Modern data and analytics engines assess a target cloud estate for modernization possibilities and present a prioritized roadmap that is aligned with an organization’s business objectives.

Technology executives may use the software to enhance their cloud spend ROI and streamline their in-cloud application portfolio. Analytics engines instantly begin processing the found data for ways to reduce time, enhance productivity, democratize access to computation and data, and save money by migrating to cloud-native solutions. As a result, the software delivers the newest hyperscale cloud provider technologies into the target environment, enabling business transformation.

To sum up, the Sunstone key features would include:

  • An onboarding system that is both quick and light
  • Data intake processes that are fully automated
  • Workload grouping and dependency management on several levels
  • In-house teams may leverage Iaas-PaaS analytics to advance up the stack and use best-in-class cloud native technologies
  • Analytics for license optimization to cut down on overspending on licenses
  • Modernization roadmapping has been prioritized

“There is a clear need for business leaders to pivot to a continuous modernization mindset and make this a key priority for their organizations if they are to get ahead of the competition and drive new value streams to their customers,” said Jonny James, Product Manager, Sunstone. “This guiding principle has been key for the Sunstone product development team, and has continuously underlined the importance of providing customers with a clear route to a modernized state where they are able to effectively leverage the technologies at their disposal, promote innovation and drive value to customers.”