Legacy Application Modernization Services

These applications are usually slow to be replaced with a more modern version because they are critical to an organization’s business operations. Reasons organizations undertake modernizations instead of buying or building a completely new application include

  • There is no application on the market that fits all of an organization’s needs.
  • The application is a key part of an organization’s product portfolio.
  • There are security regulations that are best adhered to with the current application.

However, there are legitimate reasons to simply replace the legacy application. For example, an organization might deem rebuilding an application more resource-intensive than practical. In which case, building or buying a new application makes better use of available resources. Or, the gap between the state of the legacy application and where it needs to be could be large enough that the underlying technology cannot be turned into a modern application.

Modernizing a legacy application often involves reworking the code to varying degrees. Sometimes it is just to make the legacy application work with APIs. The other extreme is coding a new version of the legacy application from scratch.

An effective method for modernizing legacy applications is to rebuild them to have a cloud-native architecture. While this results in an application that is ready to take advantage of modern cloud environments, it requires heavy investments in time, money, and skill.