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  • March 9, 2023

Application Modernization with DevOps

Application Modernization with DevOps
Application Modernization with DevOps
  • Blog
  • March 9, 2023

Application Modernization with DevOps

Digital transformation needs no introduction.  However, there are still many business pockets running their core systems on legacy and complex IT architecture. This inherently slows down IT and business performance stifles innovation and increases risks. According to a report, only 25% of businesses were able to achieve their IT transformation objectives and had significant layers of the legacy environment. Whereas, businesses that have been able to modernize their IT infrastructure and applications, are growing much faster.

According to the most recent projection from Gartner, Global IT investment would reach $4.6 trillion in 2023, up 5.1% from 2022.

While modernizing IT, businesses need an all-encompassing strategy for managing and upgrading technologies, and DevOps is the best choice in this regard. The blog article discusses the importance of DevOps and how it raises the bar for application modernization.

DevOps: Creating a difference

Businesses can launch their products and services more quickly by automating and streamlining the software development management process with a few key practices. Making small, frequent updates is a fundamental DevOps strategy. Compared to changes made using conventional release procedures, these updates are typically more incremental. Updates are released much more frequently by companies using a DevOps approach than by companies that use conventional software development methods

The foundational elements of the DevOps principles are cooperation and communication. The workflows and responsibilities of development and operations are physically brought together through the automation of the software delivery process to create collaboration. The ability to communicate between developers, operations, and even other teams, like marketing and sales, enables the entire organization to closely coordinate objectives and projects.

How DevOps simplifies Application Modernization?

DevOps brings a new level of energy when it comes to application modernization. You get introduced to a rigorous set of practices such as continuous development (CD), continuous integration (CI), and testing to transform monolithic services into independently deployable microservices. As opposed to working on a system as a whole, developers can now work on small, autonomous, quickly deployable units. The release and scaling cycles are automated via containerization. This way, DevOps accelerates your application modernization journey.

Business Research INSIGHTS estimates that by 2027, the global DevOps industry will be worth $10.14 billion. 9.54% CAGR is what the forecasted growth rate will be.

  • Examine legacy program: A thorough analysis of your software environment should be the first step. What immediately stands out? as ideal or appropriate, and what may use changes, repairs, or needs to be replaced?
  • Prepare the aims: You need to understand how changing important applications might affect churn, market share, profitability, revenue, differentiated customer experience, and other factors depending on your target market, industry, and other factors.
  • Asses available resources: Application modernization requires investment. Make sure you carefully manage your money and time while allocating resources. Even while it takes some time to understand at first, it will ultimately save businesses more time & expense.
  • Rehosting: It is the process of transferring an application from an on-premises environment to a different infrastructure (physical, virtual, or cloud) with little to no (or only minor) changes to its code, features, or operations.
  • Refactoring: It is the process of making significant changes to an application’s source code, such as dividing monolithic applications into microservices, adding caching and cluster support, and streamlining the business logic.
  • Re-architect: Write or redesign your program entirely from scratch to move it to a new architecture with more possibilities.
  • Rebuild: To add new technologies or meet operational requirements while maintaining the application’s scope and standards one or more components of the application should be completely rebuilt.
  • Plan the best strategy: You can select any of the strategies described below, but make sure it fits your goals, environment, and long-term plan.
  • Replace: Determining the best way to retire the legacy application after analyzing the issue’s core cause.
  • Choose the appropriate application modernization partner –  To organize the tasks, reduce the turmoil, and guide the effort toward its goals, choosing a skilled application modernization partner is crucial. MSRcosmos can be your trusted partner of choice for application modernizaiton. We have extensive experience in handling some of the large and complex application modernization programs.

Wrapping up

The acceptance of microservices-based architectures and associated development methodologies including automated application development and operational processes are some of the factors propelling DevOps adoption.

New companies are currently beginning to adopt DevOps technologies and practices. The DevOps methodology will assist organizations in moving past automation and concentrating on high-quality deliverables.