Maintaining legacy applications can be an affliction that saps up energy, time, and resources. Application modernization remains fashionable and involves refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidating legacy software to align it more closely with current business needs and add business value.
Traditional methods for modernizing applications include rewriting existing application code to a more modern programming language to salvage parts of the application that might still have value. The challenges in modernizing legacy applications arise from the fact that, in many legacy applications, the business process workflow is hard-coded and tightly coupled with other aspects of the legacy code.
App modernization has the potential to transform your business when done right. Businesses will remain relevant only if they are innovating and adopting proven newer technologies that accelerate their journey in the new world that has new normal.
How, then, should enterprises accelerate their app modernization?
CloudHedge and App Modernization
CloudHedge performs app modernization in three phases that, each, can be also leveraged independently. CloudHedge performs infrastructure discovery and assessment of the application through its patented and automated tool Discover. The Discover tool with its Application X-Ray feature helps in identifying application configuration, dependencies, and static hardcoding. It also generates a recommendation report that gives actionable insights on containerization, which is the next step in your app modernization journey.
Based on the insights gathered during the discovery phase, CloudHedge recommends customer hotspots in the application configuration that require modifications to prepare the application to run natively in a containerized environment using the Transform tool. The tool also evaluates dependencies and binaries to ensure that they will be accessible from within the target environment.
Once applications are containerized, the Cruize tool helps in quickly deploying the application to the cloud. CloudHedge accelerates app modernization through its automated tools and also uses its own command-line utility to integrate the deployment process into enterprises’ existing CI/CD pipeline.
Benefits associated with App Modernization
- CloudHedge helps you achieve significant savings on hardware, licensing, and personnel.
- CloudHedge captures and replicates as-is in run-time thus reducing risk and saving time.
- The transition from legacy to the new system is seamless.
- Automated containerization as opposed to manual containerization, scales up in minutes as opposed to hours.
- Operation costs are reduced by as much as 60% using automation.
Fast-track your app modernization with CloudHedge, contact us to get started.