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Succeed with an Application Modernization Roadmap

Bob Quillin November 11, 2021

What Is Application Modernization? Application modernization is the transformation of legacy systems into modern applications. This involves two core tasks – breaking up a monolithic application into microservices and moving the application to the cloud.  There are several broad options available for application modernization, but the most common fall into two categories: Rehosting Rehosting is […]

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How to Conduct an Application Assessment for Cloud Migration

Bob Quillin November 3, 2021

Monolithic Java apps, often 20 years old or more, were never designed to run or leverage the cloud. As the technology scene takes shape, companies need to modernize and migrate their Java apps to make them suitable for the cloud. Are you looking to make changes to your legacy apps and systems easier, faster, and […]

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Advantages of Microservices in Java

Bob Quillin October 26, 2021

Accelerate Your Journey to a Cloud-Native Architecture with Java Microservices  The cloud has fundamentally changed the way that organizations consume IT. With the ability to dynamically provision resources, businesses are able to scale their applications up or down as needed without costly upfront investments in hardware and software. The advantages of microservices in Java gives […]

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Migrating Monolithic Applications to Microservices Architecture

Bob Quillin October 20, 2021

Monolithic Applications vs Microservices Wondering the differences between monolithic applications vs microservices? It can be confusing, but as more companies move to a cloud-first architecture, it’s important to understand these terms. An enterprise application is usually made up of three parts – a client-side application, a database, and a server-side application. The server-side application itself […]

Flip the Script on Lift-and-Shift Modernization, with Refactoring

Jason English (Guest Author - Principal Analyst, Intellyx) October 12, 2021

Mexico City, 1968 Olympics. At a time when all the world’s high jumpers were doing a straddle technique, one Dick Fosbury executed a seemingly impossible move, winning gold by keeping his center of gravity lower and rolling over the bar backwards. His unique approach flipped the script on the sport, and the high jump has […]

Is Application Modernization your Digital Transformation Ball and Chain? (Guest Blog – Intellyx)

Jason Bloomberg (Guest Author - President, Intellyx) August 17, 2021

If enterprises have learned one thing from the Covid era, it’s that digital transformation is more than a handful of projects. Instead, it represents a strategic shift, breaking down organizational and technological silos to better align with the needs of customers and employees. Enterprises have also learned that digital transformation is never complete. Rather than […]

3 Reasons Your Digital Transformation Stalled

Amir Rapson August 16, 2021

Please Note: This blog by Amir Rapson, vFunction CTO and co-founder, was originally published on The more a company modernizes, the more value it gets from the cloud, but not all digital transformation efforts are created—and executed—equally. According to Gartner, “87% of senior business leaders say digitalization is a company priority, yet only 40% of […]

Transform your WebLogic Java Apps to Microservices with vFunction: Webinar Recap

Bob Quillin April 16, 2021

The joint vFunction and Oracle webinar is now available on-demand. It’s a must-see for anyone interested in learning how to quickly refactor Java monoliths into microservices. In the presentation you’ll find a live demo walk-through where Amir Rapson, vFunction CTO and co-founder, in real-time decomposes the Medrec application, a well-known Java EE WebLogic monolithic application, […]

Avoid application modernization pitfalls like the old "left and shift" mistake

Application Modernization – 3 Common Pitfalls to Avoid

Moti Rafalin February 26, 2021

First published on – see original article Application modernization has been a consistent theme for organizations year after year. Businesses today still rely on their legacy applications for a majority of their revenue generation, from mainframes to Java EE. New digital transformation initiatives and mandates have pushed application modernization back to the forefront as […]