Application Development is a burgeoning area of focus for businesses, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Why? Due to the growing pressure from business leaders on innovation. The reasons are digital trends, remote work, and increased customer expectations. No industry is protected against these dynamics. Businesses need to develop to succeed, and so many businesses choose the digital process.
When businesses develop applications, it motivates new processes and the necessary infrastructure that supports them. A robust app development strategy can reduce the resources needed to run an application, increase deployment frequency and reliability, improve service life and resilience, etc. Ultimately, app modernization allows organizations to update business processes, reduce maintenance costs, and the increased availability of data to enable faster innovation and market.
Types of app modernization
Also renowned as “lift and shift,” rehosting usually entails transferring servers or software from the current environment to a public cloud infrastructure. Rehosting is the standard strategy for companies that have just begun a modernization journey. No code, feature, or function changes are required in this option. The logic of business is maintained, and data is shifted into the cloud.
This initiative to application modernization entails taking a legacy application and retooling significant chunks of its underlying code to better run in a new environment, usually the cloud. It helps to eliminate technical debt, improving non-functional attributes.
As with rehosting and refactoring, re-platforming moves cloud applications into a different cloud environment without changing the application significantly. E.g., upgrading the app to a cloud-native managed database, changing the operating system(s) and/or middleware with which the application will work or containerizing applications, etc. Platforming allows firms to improve scalability and productivity for developers.
In a cloud environment, when an application is no longer needed, it should be de-classified. Reasons for replacing an application include limited value, its capacities are duplicated elsewhere in the environment, or replacing it with another application is more cost-effective than moving it away.
Key technologies Utilized for App modernization
The support and drive of cloud technologies is an increasing number of initiatives on digital transformation and app modernization. The cloud is undoubtedly the main focus of application migration today. Public platforms, private clouds, and hybrid clouds are included.
The industry has quickly evolved into the industry standard for strategic, modern application delivery with containers and container management platforms, particularly Kubernetes. Because companies deploy a wide variety of infrastructure across multiple clouds and operating environments, applications must remain portable and efficient in several places.
Microservices include decoupling different application components into smaller, discrete components that can be independently deployed, updated, and operated.
Orchestration and Automation
Orchestration refers to the automation of many container-related operating tasks, including deployment, scaling, and connectivity.
Trends Involved in App Modernization
Multi-cloud refers to the use for virtual data storage and computing power, with or without existing private cloud and on-site infrastructure, of several public cloud service providers. According to Gartner, multi-cloud strategies are now about whether and when, with many organizations with 70% of their cloud portfolio with one provider, the other 30% of their portfolio is diversified. Read one of our latest blog posts for more information about multi-cloud environments.
Hybrid cloud includes public cloud use together with private cloud infrastructure and on-site cloud services. According to Forrester, 77% of global business decision-makers who plan, implement or upgrade clouds say that in a hybrid cloud environment with data already saved in on-site data centers.
Containers and orchestration
The packaging, deployment, and management of applications and workloads are popular means for containers and orchestration. The container can be viewed as an optimal fit for a more detailed approach to development and operations while containing a legacy app (i.e., microservices).
How can Strategic Resources International help with app modernization?
As the competitive market of 2021 follows, it has to be disrupted by offering the latest technology in one way or another. But this is not all; the application developmentand innovation have evolved. DevOps, a philosophy of collaboration and continuous innovation, have replaced a project-by-project methodology with periodic software updates. We understand these challenges and partner in bridging the gap with industry innovators.
Why Strategic Resources International
To decide which applications and workloads to migrate–and how to do so–can be a challenge, and that is why your application modernization journey is successful with your experienced partner, such as Strategic Resources International.
With years of experience, we are a renowned Cloud expert to help companies get the most from the cloud. We are unique, integrated with our expertise in providing end-to-end service and application development. In addition, our expert team has assisted Fortune 1000 companies in cloud transformation projects across industries.