Why it’s Time to Migrate to Forge

Yup – it’s time to migrate to Forge. You’re probably thinking, “Nope. I’ve got enough on my plate and don’t need a make a work project feel complete. Besides, most people like their Atlassian Connect apps”. You may not know how much more you’ll like those apps once you migrate them to Forge. Everyone is already pretty much agreed that Forge is excellent. We can think of at least four reasons why it makes sense for you to consider that migration from Connect to Forge. Let’s dig into why you should start making your migration plans today. Don’t wait! And, if you need help, we’re here for you. Connect apps have been doing yeoman’s work for years. Truly a great solution that has served us all very well in the past. But it’s 2022 – and it’s time to evolve with the times – and the technology. First, a little background. You know how realtors are always espousing the value of “Location, location, location?” With Forge, there are several parallels to that adage in real estate. Everything is local, and all the functions, data, and services are local to the Forge cloud. That means you no longer have to worry about managing elements out of your control.

Take control back with Forge

Third parties have had too much control for too long, but their party is over. Since Forge centralizes everything, all those worries about risking downtime of somebody else’s app that is critical to your workflow disappear. It’s like that level of confidence when your realtor tells you that your new house is the “best on the block, in a great neighborhood with fabulous schools, and far above the flood plain.” Ahhh. Exhale. Yes, you can relax in this same way with Forge, knowing that everything you need is in one safe place. Alright. Fair enough. Maybe you’re still not convinced. Here are four reasons executives get excited about porting their Connect apps over to Forge. These reasons alone spark your developers into beginning the migration process.

One – reduced costs with Forge

Everyone likes more functionality for less money. With Forge, there are no infrastructure costs, and that’s right – zero. We all know that cloud hosting services (we’re not going to name any names, but there’s one that is as expensive as it is popular). No need to keep paying thousands of dollars per month along with the arduous task of tracking, monitoring, and tuning everything that is going on up there in somebody else’s cloud.

Compliance made easy

Most executives and shareholders fear regulatory authorities, and compliance is everyone’s responsibility – and greatest fear. Or at least the lack thereof is the part that scares people. Recently, companies like our sown spent days of people power responding to compliance audits. We all depend on positive evaluations of the apps we’re using in our workflows because our customers rely on us to develop solutions that meet compliance requirements. Atlassian Forge makes the compliance nightmare go away. Not to mention also removing the high level of people power formerly required to evaluate apps for compliance. Forge handles all of the security compliance for you. Plug in your customer security audits, and poof – just like that – they’ll pass with flying colors. Remember, your customers depend on YOU to get this done right. Now, you can rely on Forge.

Reuse before you rebuild

Why reinvent the wheel? You get enormous gains when you don’t have to create a development framework before you even begin coding the solution you envision. Forge provides that deployment framework for you; now, your team doesn’t have to build a new one from scratch. It’s just like the motto for sustainable waste: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Notice that “rebuild” isn’t mentioned. Ever!

Here’s the most shocking reason

Your back-end developers will probably take it to the mat with this one. But rest assured – it’s for the best in the long run. You don’t need your back-end software engineers creating APIs for the database you need to pull from. That’s now done for you. Forge Storage API automagically makes everything connect, and you can harvest the data you need without first having to create some connector code. Just like that, it’s been done for you and is available on demand. Everything is a matter of what we’re used to. We grow accustomed to doing things a certain way. And few of us wholly embrace change, and most resist it tooth and nail. However, sometimes it can be good. In the case of Forge, change is excellent. The migration from Connect apps to Forge is essentially seamless. And the result is that your solution will have less risk of downtime, a greater likelihood of being compliant and passing security audits, cost less, and be easier to use to further build upon. If that’s not enough reasons to begin your migration from Connect apps to Forge immediately, you will need to tell us what’s holding you back!