Application Modernization

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Why Legacy Application Modernization Is the New Buzzword

Bob Quillin November 17, 2021

Legacy application modernization is the process of taking a monolithic legacy application, breaking it into smaller pieces and moving them to the cloud. Legacy application modernization has many technical and business benefits. Yet, this transformation is challenging and must be handled with great care. This article takes a close look at various aspects related to […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

The Agility Imperative Sparks a Modernization Moment

Bob Quillin February 1, 2021

The January transition from 2020 into 2021 had us starting with resolutions, but with February here now, we need to move beyond resolution and onto more concrete actions. I’ve recently talked about and blogged on the “Agility Imperative” as an inflection point initiated by everything we’ve experienced in 2020, from COVID crises to business disruptions […]