CAST has announced major technological advancements to speed up the time to benefit of migrating application portfolios to the cloud and to reduce cybersecurity risks associated with open source software (OSS) components.

CAST Highlight, a software intelligence SaaS platform for rapid analysis of application portfolios, assesses cloud readiness and OSS exposures in minutes.

Its latest release helps accelerate migration planning to the next level with the introduction of its unique Portfolio Advisor for Cloud and its exclusive Open Source Software Intelligence Database (OSSIDB).

According to the company, the Portfolio Advisor for Cloud automatically segments application portfolios comprised of 100s (or even 1000s) of apps in seconds using a model similar to the ubiquitous Gartner 5 Rs. It automatically recommends which applications are the best candidates to Rehost, Refactor, Rearchitect, Rebuild, or Retire using fact-based software intelligence derived from the source code.

Users can customize the recommendations and tailor their roadmaps directly within the Portfolio Advisor for Cloud user interface.

The new capability builds on the cloud readiness insights CAST Highlight already provides such as identifying cloud migration blockers and boosters, estimating cloud migration effort, and recommending best-fit cloud native services.

CAST now offers three editions of CAST Highlight – Complete Insights, Cloud Insights, and SCA insights, which allows clients the flexibility to choose the option that best meets their portfolio needs at attractive price points.

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