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Five Steps to modernize your business applications

Large or small businesses spend vast amounts of money to keep the applications going and up-to-date. It is estimated that some global enterprises spend 3.5 trillion dollars, of which 1.3 million go towards software and its development. But the modern business found a way to set this right and utilize that much amount in the right places. Cloud computing provides a platform for legacy applications that sets a modern infrastructure that reduces IT spending and converts them into savings.  

Quite a many IT teams have started application modernizing projects along with DevOps teams. The only obstacle they are facing is creating vendor lock-in, and also these projects are also taking way too much time. It becomes challenging to rely only on one vendor who can demand unexpected increased prices for cloud services.  

Even minor changes can take weeks within an application as the entire infrastructure gets tightly coupled with data security and networking configurations. It gets hard to modernize old versions such as SAP, Oracle, and Siebel, etc. These applications are often unbreakable, as it is a cluster of single underlying structures that takes too much time to update even a single one. 


The challenges are enormous when we try to modernize applications. However, there are five ways by which you can make changes in your business applications. 

Break down the application model 

There is this one old method, break things down and improve it and build it again. Within the domain of modernizing business applications, the best way is to break this model into individual pieces by starting with network configurations, storage, servers, etc., and then reassembling it to create a virtualized application model using container tools.  

Unshackle applications from infrastructure

Another way of modernizing the application is by abstracting and separating the reliance from the underlying infrastructure, the primary source of data, and its associated security configurations. The idea of unshackling is more manageable; once the abstraction gets removed from the infrastructure, it would be possible to move that application and fit it into different infrastructure combinations. Thus, it ends up breaking vendor lock-in and gives pure flexibility in moving those applications.  

Create context to reduce costs

An organization must separate its application into tiny significant components to maintain a catalogue that can create numerous application versions. Developers, testing engineers, and DevOps teams are there with this approach to try and pick the best combination of components that get utilized in complex application environments for deployment testing purposes.  

Build security into applications

The security of applications gets often considered after the deployment phase, which must avoid as it creates differences between DevOps and security teams. Regardless of what kind of infrastructure gets used within the application, fewer problems will arise while modernizing your business applications if the security first gets considered initially. 

Integrate tightly with DevOps

Applications on demand should be secured and fully automated by the integration of virtualized environments. Companies often use orchestration tools for underlying provisioning infrastructure. It helps in making the modern application’s reliance accessible when it comes to specific data stores.  

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