About Application Modernization
App modernization helps you determine the right path to take to improve your current applications - or to replace them with entirely new ones. Move the entirety of your app to a new environment, or containerize different parts of your app and orchestrate it all with Kubernetes. Alternately, you can build cloud-native capabilities that connect to your existing apps, using APIs to deliver new functionalities. From containers to microservices and secure DevOps, find the answers to the many facets of modernization that you need to understand when planning and executing your move.
Whether monoliths or microservices - everything you need on your journey, right here:
The road to modernization starts with your platform as moving to the cloud helps reduce costs and improve agility. Containers and container orchestration, offer you a standardized way to run code independently of any environment, giving you freedom to develop from and deliver to anywhere. Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift container platforms are at the core of new, open-source based secure DevOps environments which enable you to build, deploy, and manage your applications on modern, hybrid cloud platforms.
Modern applications run on lean, efficient runtimes that are optimized for cloud and container platforms leading to reduced operational costs and technical debt. Cloud-native runtimes like Open Liberty support the language standards and APIs your applications rely on.
Migration to a cloud-native platform will impact the architecture of your application. Refactoring to a more microservices-based design will enable support for distributed functionality, scalability, independent code updates, rapid addition of new features, and deployment to different runtime environments. Whether you simply break up and distribute components of your application or go all the way to strangle the monolith into many microservices, some level of refactoring will improve the structure of your application. Tooling to support your modernization efforts has emerged, using the power of AI to analyze your application and recommend candidate services. Beyond the business logic (microservices), modernization of your data will help truly decouple your application.