IBM Application Modernization: A Fast-Paced Present & The Inevitable Future 

“Is it really necessary to keep your tech updated?”, questions like this have a perspective-based answer. If you ask a conventional businessman he would disagree while on the other hand if you ask an IT person the answer would be a “YES” even before you end up asking the question. The answer you chose to listen to is completely your choice but in a world where tech is amalgamating with reality, wise ones would listen to the impulsive IT guy. You might be wondering how to stay up-to-date in such a fast-paced world? Well, IBM Application is just the right thing for you. 

 What is IBM Application Modernization? 

Let’s start with the basics here, an application is like a tool- it does what it’s made for. There are countless applications that carry out all sorts of tasks. But unlike tools, applications can be tweaked, changed, updated, or revamped based on what the user demands from them. This makes applications a really handy “tool”, especially for industries like Information Technology. Application Modernization is the process of converting an obsolete/monolithic/outdated/legacy application into a modernized version that has better platform infrastructure, architecture, or features. IBM Application Modernization is a highly efficient form of Application Modernization that uses Containers, Kubernetes, Cloud storage & Artificial Intelligence. You can easily choose the best possible method to modernize any organization’s tech tree with IBM’s impeccable industry experience that goes into building IBM’s Application Modernization process. 

 Why Modernize Existing Applications? 

Adaptability stands at the core of any business’s survival & when it comes to technology, if you don’t update, you’re a piece of history. Legacy applications pose numerous issues which directly hinder an organization’s ability to scale followed by a tiresome application update process ultimately adding to the overhead costs and cutting profits. Moreover, older applications are more of a liability than an asset. Legacy Applications, also known as monolithic applications are difficult to update for architectural reasons since all of the components ship together, adding a new feature is an extra cost given the complexity of the overall design. Modernizing an application also means it will probably be cloud compatible, which makes an application highly portable, almost like a handy accessory. When you consider all the factors, it makes the obvious clear as the daylight- Application Modernization is not an option but a necessity.  

  Application Modernization leads to smaller, loosely coupled components that can be conveniently deployed & scaled- independently! It gives more control, convenience & independence to the architectural framework of the application, extracting the maximum potential from it. 

 What Is The Process Of Application Modernization? 

Before performing any changes to an existing framework, a thorough inspection is carried out & the Application Modernization Process follows the same principle. A thorough assessment provides deeper insight into what has to be done, what can be done & what should have been done. These metrics help in coming up with the most efficient Application Modernization process, ultimately giving birth to the best version of a once outdated application. 

  You can choose the best approach that suits your needs: 

  1.) Containerize Monolithic Applications:  A faster, lightweight & portable option as compared to Virtual Machines. 

  2.) Expose on-premise assets:  Enable existing assets & make them cloud-compatible. 

  3.) Refractor into microservices:  Convert the workload into smaller deployable components. 

  4.) Add new microservices:  Adapt, Innovate, Create, Analyze, Implement, and Grow exponentially. 

  5.) Take an approach that’s completely unique to your business goals & needs. 


What are the Features/Advantages of IBM Application Modernization? 

IBM’s Application Modernization comes with an array of tools that reduce cost & minimize disruptions. The advantages of IBM Application Modernization have been further explained in detail below: 

  1) The RedHat OpenShift Container Platform allows developers to treat configuration as a code that modernizes development & operations across the entire software lifecycle. 

  2) The AI-powered IBM Cloud Pak is enterprise-ready containerized software best suited for modernizing existing applications, enabling cloud compatibility & accelerate the complete digitalization of software. 

  3) With the help of IBM Application Modernization & IBM Consulting you get the best of both worlds- accelerated & constantly evolving application modernization & expert guidance. 

  IBM Application Modernization is a culmination of years of experience, expertise, and knowledge paired up with innovation & a deep foresight into the future of technology. Modernization of an application is a critical step & it only makes sense to let the experts do the task for you. With the help of IBM’s Application Modernization, the seemingly daunting task of integrating an outdated application with an arsenal of convenient & relevant technology turns out to be a streamlined process. Never miss out on what’s new, make the first move, stay ahead of the game, reap the benefits of cloud services, extract the full potential from the application & do the seemingly impossible with IBM Application Modernization.  

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