Introduction

Tackle application modernization and cloudification with IBM

When faced with upgrading your application estate, you run into a lot of questions. Which technologies do you adopt? How can you reduce technical debt? What apps do you build new in the cloud? How can you be sure you’ll keep pace with industry changes? And how do you do it all fast? Working with IBM, you’ll have an experienced partner that can guide you with modernization solutions.

IBM approach

Be part of the process with an end-to-end enterprise application partner

IBM works with you through your entire legacy modernization and application transformation—from the modernization of existing infrastructure and applications to the development and deployment of applications that run on any cloud platform. Together, we’ll start small, develop an ROI-based strategy aligned to your goals and harness quick wins. Then we’ll show you how to begin to change your culture, scale across your business and make your journey to the cloud a success. Using DevOps tools, accelerators and AI-driven automation for app modernization, we’ve helped clients change how they operate. We'll do the same for you.

Strategy

Develop an application modernization strategy that delivers

Do you need to optimize and modernize your enterprise applications? Should you re-host, re-platform or re-architect? Or retire and rebuild legacy applications? Through thousands of client engagements across 20 industries, we’ve learned what works and what doesn’t with app modernization. We also know that each application estate is unique and requires a custom solution. Our assessment of yours would start with AI-driven insights and visualizations of your enterprise applications, middleware and databases. You’ll come away with complete DevOps ROI-driven application transformation roadmaps.

Modernization

Reduce application costs

Yes, you can reduce your technical debt. According to a recent Forrester TEI study, IBM has helped clients optimize legacy applications and migrate enterprise applications to the cloud fast, with measurable impact, including reduced compliance risk and migration cost, and improved deployment speed. Our skills, methods and tooling also go beyond legacy modernization, helping you align your IT with business requirements, reduce your operating costs to free up innovation capital and enhance your overall enterprise application security.

Cloud native

Adopt modern dev tools, methods and environments

IBM software combined with Red Hat® OpenShift® provides a hybrid, multicloud foundation built on open standards, enabling you to build once and run anywhere. IBM provides the right environments and methods for legacy and application modernization to help you deliver new cloud-native applications that run on any cloud faster and securely. You’ll be able to build containerized applications, optimized for scale and performance, that take advantage of continuous delivery and DevSecOps principles for app modernization to reduce time to market.

 

Integration

Ensure access to data and application services

Traditional integration architectures can’t collect the kinds of actionable business insights that come from real-time access to data and applications. To do this, they must modernize. IBM helps you build an application modernization architecture that’s cloud-native in design, API-led and event-driven — with fine-grain deployment through containers. This modern integration architecture empowers your teams to build the integrations they need to meet demands for app modernization while lowering costs.

 

Deployment

Quickly deploy and manage apps at scale across clouds

Wherever your workloads run, we know that you need to deploy and manage your applications securely across hybrid, multicloud environments. Red Hat OpenShift lets you manage them easily across multiple clouds. And with reducing operational costs in mind, we’re able to provide a solution that helps you increase operational efficiency, gain built-in support for security and compliance management, and manage it all through a single control plane.

Culture change

Evolve your culture with IBM Garage

In IBM Garageᵀᴹ, we work side-by-side with you to uncover new ways of working that help you drive transformational change for application and legacy modernization. We bring together the depth of experience and proven methodology of IBM and use enterprise design thinking to draw on your team’s wisdom and creativity. With the right people, useful data, applied technology and dedicated spaces, we can co-create with you to build cloud-native applications in as little as six to eight weeks.