Infrastructure and Application Modernization

Infrastructure and Application Modernization

Within legacy IT environments there are likely to be various areas that need modernization to help reduce cost and mitigate risks for the business. From the infrastructure perspective, this may be replacement of older and end-of-life equipment, to complete overhaul of an environment. Application modernization may be related to infrastructure such as mainframe application replacement, or replacement of applications due to changes in business requirements. This service provides the opportunity to adopt newer reusable components, standard frameworks, and modern concepts such as Microservices, Agile and DevOps.

Infrastructure and application modernization includes the refactoring, re-purposing or consolidation of legacy IT solutions to align more closely with current business requirements, manage operational risk and leverage emerging technologies. Aligning technology and business goals ensures that the strategies are right for the business, reduces risk and ensures investments create value, becoming more agile and responsive to changing business needs.

Development of a strategic application modernization roadmap will support tactical and strategic long term business alignment with measurable ROI. This approach enables you to clearly identify:
  • Which applications are candidates for modernization and what the strategy would comprise; replacement, consolidation or retirement
  • Which applications are candidates to move into the cloud and when. Identify affinities and linkages between applications, data and other components, revealing implications and limitations for migration
  • Where newer concepts such as Microservices could be beneficial
  • IT cost savings through standardization, consolidation and virtualization, either on-premesis or in the cloud
  • Optimized architectures with a defined resiliency and recovery strategy
  • Better capacity planning and improved utilization of assets
  • Where on-demand and elastic scaling would be beneficial
  • Use cases for new applications around Big Data and Internet of Things
  • Improved service level attainment and operational capabilities
  • Reduced infrastructure footprint and utility costs, as well as retirement of legacy