July 9, 2018 | Written by: Denis Kennelly, GM, Cloud Integration
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Business pressures demand faster time to market.
As a result, enterprises are adopting the latest application modernization solutions to increase productivity while also decreasing operational costs. According to a Research and Markets report, the application modernization services market size is expected to grow from $6.87 billion in 2017 to $16.67 billion by 2022.
Application modernization is driven by the need to constantly innovate and transform business by rapidly incorporating the latest technologies and enhancing the user experience. Enabling self-service approaches through the adoption of cloud and container technologies can improve developer productivity. DevOps enablement drives a culture of automation and transformation, which, in turn, can improve operational efficiency. AI can help modernize application testing and improve quality, as well as dramatically speed deployment times.
So how do you get started? Follow these four simple steps:
Step 1: Understand and prioritize workloads for modernization
Use IBM Transformation Advisor to gather information about your existing applications and supporting environment. In addition, IBM Cloud Advisory Services can help you evaluate your current environment to determine adoption readiness and provide an actionable roadmap for integrating cloud into your enterprise.
Step 2: Choose your cloud environment
IBM Cloud and IBM Cloud Private offer you choice with consistency. Select private, public or hybrid cloud based on your workload needs.
Step 3: Learn and select the best tools and techniques to help modernize apps
Microclimate provides an end-to-end development environment that helps you rapidly create, edit and deploy applications. Use container technology and DevOps tools to help you quickly modernize applications.
Step 4: Successfully deploy and manage modernized apps
IBM Cloud Automation Manager provides multicloud provisioning with pre-built automation content to help manage cloud environments and applications with security and efficiently. In addition, IBM Application Management services use AI and automation to put applications on autopilot. IBM Automation with AI services brings together automation, monitoring and AI decision making to lift the burden of repetitive tasks from skilled IT staff, identify and fix problems before they affect users, and provide meaningful, context-rich insights so that organizations can spend more time on innovation.
Ready to learn more? Check out the article “What is a Modern App” to learn what a modern app is and what it isn’t.