Why You Need Application Modernization
Most developers work on existing applications (apps): products and services that have been built, maintained, and updated over long periods of time. Normally, these apps exist as a web of tightly coupled, sparsely documented systems.
Over time, large organizations develop layers of manual processes designed to minimize risk and ensure compliance. As a result, software releases are often infrequent, high-ceremony events that require heroism and brute force. This bleak status quo is untenable for businesses that want to compete and win in the digital age. The question you need to answer is simply, “How can I modernize my most important apps, so I can get new features to production faster?”
VMware Pivotal Labs has answered this question for hundreds of enterprises. The foundation of this success is modernization methodology that leverages cloud native patterns and continuous delivery (CD) automation across your existing application portfolio.
The benefits of CD are clear (and outside the scope of this paper), but getting there is a universal challenge. We take an iterative approach to modernization by starting in a small, focused way. We help you realize incremental time, cost, and operational efficiencies while improving security, resilience, and compliance. We pair with you to update and automate processes incrementally, while transforming your applications. This yields a win-win for you and your teams: It reduces the pain of releasing updates more often, while meeting uptime, security, and compliance requirements.