Today, many IT organizations are investing in modernizing their application portfolios, including legacy modernization and other mission-critical app modernization efforts. At its core, application modernization is the process of taking existing legacy applications and modernizing platform infrastructure to deliver a better customer experience and increase ROI.  

With emerging technologies including cloud, container and Kubernetes, microservices-based architectures and serverless, IBM application modernization solutions help enterprise systems keep pace with today’s pace of business with greater ROI. 

Ideal for modernizing enterprise applications, IBM Application Modernization Solutions have an industry-leading reputation for flexibility, reliability, exceptional security features, virtualization capabilities, superior computing performance for data-intensive and mission-critical applications, and business resilience. 

App modernization helps enterprises determine whether to migrate existing applications to new environments, or containerize different parts of an app and streamline it with Kubernetes for lower cost and better agility. 

Many enterprises are often hesitant to invest in modernization, but at times these investments pay off very quickly. 

Here are three main reasons why should enterprises invest in IBM application Modernization solution. 

  1. Greater agility 
  2. Better customer experiences with a secure foundation 
  3. Reduced costs 


Greater Agility 

Enterprises need to modernize critical applications to stay competitive with the pace of evolving technologies, and to introduce new features and capabilities to meet user expectations. IBM Power System fueled with leading technologies like Kubernetes and DevOps best practices, like CI/CD, enterprises can deliver applications more frequently, with greater agility than before.  

With IBM application Modernization solution, organizations can  

  • Get faster time to market and achieve more agility 
  • Accelerate the power of digital transformation  
  • Build and manage mission-critical applications on a future-ready platform 
  • Build, deploy, and manage applications on modern, hybrid cloud platforms 


Better Customer Experiences with a secure foundation 

Application modernization delivers engaging user experiences by improving faster response times, resiliency, and much more. With Kubernetes as the core technology, IBM Power Systems provides its customers most reliable mainstream server platform by protecting every layer of hardware and software stack with end-to-end security. 


Reduced costs 

Modernizing outdated legacy software can be a costly endeavor. organizations that modernize their outdated legacy system can reduce their operational costs and boost annual revenue. IBM Power Systems application modernization solution can bring the outdated legacy system into new life by improving technology, speed, reliability, functionality and integration capabilities. 

Application modernization leads to the following benefits: 

  1. Reduced resource usage 
  2. Reduced license cost 
  3. Reduced support costs 

With container orchestration platforms, such as Kubernetes or OpenShift, IBM Application modernization solution saves a lot of resources, as well as balances workloads much better than virtual machines. In addition, IBM open-source software also reduces the licensing cost of classical commercial software. 



Modernizing mainframe-based applications or older legacy systems is a key element within a hybrid cloud strategy to increase cost efficiency, increase productivity and create opportunities for innovation. 

Planning and executing your application modernization strategies with IBM Application Modernization Services results in accelerated modernization, improved developer productivity, and increased operational efficiency and standardization.