Best Practices to Modernize App Modernization

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Bob Quillin March 2, 2022

Modernizing legacy systems to embrace a loosely-coupled microservices architecture is the biggest predictor of success for continuous delivery, according to Google Cloud’s 2021 Accelerate State of DevOps report. Studies continue to show that the most elite DevOps performers enjoy more frequent code deployments, faster lead times to deploy, low change failure rates and faster time-to-recovery. 

Leading enterprises like Netflix, Tesla and Starbucks proved that a microservices architecture minimizes fine-grained dependencies between services, which can then be independently tested, deployed and scaled. Combined with DevOps best practices, this reduces technical debt and allows for modernization based on a factory model approach that incorporates automated analysis and deep observability. 

That said, application modernization to date has been a manual process requiring multi-year projects that suffer a high failure rate. How can we apply modern tools, known DevOps best practices and desired business benefits to improve and accelerate a company’s modernization efforts? In other words, how do we make modernization more modern?  Read More