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Java Application Modernization on Azure

Migrate legacy Java monolithic applications to Azure with vFunction. Lift and modernize business applications faster and more efficiently:

  • Assess application complexity and quickly refactor to microservices
  • Deploy to Azure Spring Cloud, Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS), or various Azure cloud native services

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Video Transcript

0:00:08.2 Speaker 1: When formulating an application migration strategy, enterprises today follow these four approaches to application modernization. A small portion of their apps will be retired or replaced, while the majority are typically lifted and shifted to the cloud either by rehosting or replatforming them using tools like the Azure Migrate. A smaller percentage will be refactored, and an even smaller subset is completely rewritten. While lifting and shifting yields some temporary performance in DevOps benefits gained by putting a monolithic app into a container, one has to transform and refactor these monoliths to microservices to maximize the value of the cloud. Without truly modernizing these applications, enterprises are less able to realize full cloud benefits, increase elasticity, improve engineering velocity and significantly reduce costs.

0:01:03.3 S1: The problem is that, to date, refactoring has been very difficult. Without automation technologies to accelerate this transformation, teams face impossible barriers of time, cost, risk, and complexity. This is where vFunction comes in, and can complement the lift and shift approach. VFunction disrupts the economics of refactoring thereby increasing the percentage of apps that can be refactored by an order of magnitude by accelerating time to market by 15x, reducing cost by at least 4x, and significantly reducing complexity and risk. VFunction is the only platform for developers and architects that intelligently and automatically transforms complex monolithic Java apps into microservices. By combining dynamic analysis, static analysis, data science, and automation, vFunction analyzes your entire application estate and then delivers a scalable repeatable factory model purpose built for cloud native modernization.

0:02:05.5 S1: The vFunction platform has three phases. The learning and assessment phase where the entire application estate is learned and assessed through a combination of dynamic agent assessment and static analysis of the binaries. This automatic process yields data-driven categorization of which apps are best suited for refactoring and how vFunction will refactor them. The analysis and automation phase where the architect interacts with the vFunction platform to refine and finalize the micro-services architecture. And the service extraction phase, where the vFunction platform automatically extracts the code and creates a project for each of the microservices with well-defined restful APIs. At this stage, these micro-services can be deployed onto any Azure containerized environment, be it on AKS, Azure Spring, Azure Functions, and the like. VFunction automatic assessments are extremely actionable since they are the only assessments that are directly tied to the actual refactoring. With a click of a button, the user moves from the assessment to the actual refactoring on the platform, and vFunction dashboards make it easy to manage and scale to hundreds of applications. Contact us today via your system integrator partner or directly to get your free assessment.

Technology leaders can now evaluate the cost of technical debt, determine what to modernize first, and then take action – all in one platform.