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Application Modernization

What is Application Modernization?

Application modernization is the process of taking legacy applications on older platforms and updating their platform and architecture. Application modernization is frequently used as a shorthand for containerizing legacy applications and deploying the applications on a cloud architecture. App modernization efforts typically require people, process, and technology changes.

Main Takeaways

  • Reassessing of architecture and existing tools
  • Breakdown and rebuild legacy apps to work with modern technology and standards
  • More efficient, scalable, and cost/resource effective
  • Allows for agile environments and continuous delivery

Impact on Today

Properly designed cloud applications can radically reduce cost while improving agility. Moreover, new technologies such as machine learning, blockchain, and big data typically require modern infrastructure. App modernization efforts are critical to realizing the benefits of the cloud for legacy applications.

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