Extend value and reduce costs

Assess your current environment and define a strategy to prioritize workloads for application modernization.

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You might have questions about modernizing your applications. Perhaps the most important is "Where do I start?"

1. Assessing your cloud workloads

How efficient is your current environment? When it comes to application-related IT cost, running existing apps can account for up to 27% of the median cost.1 This can be even higher depending on technical debt and how much of your portfolio you have to modernize. By assessing your cloud workload, you can explore the current environment and prioritize focus areas while understanding technical readiness. IBM is ready to help you select the optimal strategy to minimize disruption and realize value faster.

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2. Case Study: Krungsri

Krungsri, Thailand’s 5th largest universal bank, needed to innovate quickly while reinforcing its leadership in the digital banking market. Customers shopping for a mortgage, auto loan, life insurance or retirement plan desired a simplified app experience with less clicks. Krungsri did just that using an open banking API platform for its partners while developing a future-ready enterprise microservice and DevSecOps platform.

3. Application Modernization Architecture

Whether your team is moving workloads in stages or working through a complete transformation, it’s imperative to build an application modernization strategy that takes advantage of the benefits of moving to the cloud.

1. Lori Simonson, Performance / benchmark data for IT application development, maintenance, and operations, IBM Institute for Business Value, 2021

Create winning apps

Put your customers first by clearly defining business objectives and outcomes that guide your team’s brainstorming and rapid prototyping.

Man and woman talking about application modernization. Man and woman talking about application modernization.

See applications from a new point of view: User-centric experiences developed by diverse, cross-functional teams who are empowered to innovate.

1. Adopting Enterprise Design Thinking

Enterprise Design Thinking is a powerful approach to innovation and brand differentiation, focused on creating experiences that delight customers. By combining industry best practices and knowledge from real development projects, IBM can help your cross-functional team realize application innovation by enabling faster ideation, designing and testing prototypes, and coding.

Most importantly, you can deliver value to your customers faster.

2. Case Study: The Climate Service

The Climate Service (TCS) is on a mission to integrate climate data into financial decision-making; helping organizations understand, quantify and mitigate their climate risks in order to build resiliency and reduce financial losses. With urgent and escalating demands from the marketplace, TCS chose to modernize its existing cloud architecture to fast-track the scaling of its Climanomics platform.

See how it fast-tracked the scaling of the platform.

3. IBM Garage Methodology

The IBM Garage Methodology guides how you work by bringing together an open, seamless set of practices with a human-centric, outcome-first approach. By applying design thinking, agile development and DevOps tools and techniques, your team will learn new skills and master new ways of working. This is no seminar. This is a build it, break it, solution it, make it better worldwide kind of framework. Let’s go.

Accelerate development

Code using practices like test-driven development while automating CI / CD and your cloud hosting environment.

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Transitioning from Dev to DevOps, or to DevSecOps? IBM tools and practices can help you produce high-quality code that your team can confidently deliver to production.

1. Achieving Continuous Delivery

Delivering applications with regularity is no easy task, application delivery schedules typically vary by 24% across development and maintenance.1 To achieve continuous delivery in a consistent and reliable way, the software delivery process needs to be automated and broken into delivery stages. IBM offers the ability to quickly provision an integrated toolchain with, third-party, open source and IBM products — as well as automate builds and tests with Tekton-based delivery pipelines. And with IBM’s managed serverless platform you can bring together container images, batch jobs, or source code — and it will manage and secure the underlying infrastructure for you.

2. Case Study: Etihad Airways

To simplify the customer experience while providing more choice, Etihad Airways planned to create a new platform for all digital services. By adopting a microservices architecture on an open, highly scalable hybrid-cloud platform, the airline could assemble reusable components to accelerate the delivery of new applications.

See how Etihad delivered a premium travel experience.

3. IBM Developer Resources

App modernization is the process of improving your current applications — or building entirely new ones — to take advantage of new, innovative tech. From containers to microservices to DevOps and security, your team needs to understand all the different facets when planning your move.

1. Lori Simonson, Performance / benchmark data for IT application development, maintenance, and operations, IBM Institute for Business Value, 2021

Ensure operational excellence

Move core applications to any cloud faster with containerized, open source, enterprise-ready software solutions to speed time to value.

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Make your data, applications and workflows work for your team — wherever your applications run.

1. Using containerized software

Using AI and automation to benchmark application incidents can reduce the number of incidents by 75%.1 IBM’s AI-powered software can help organizations build, modernize and manage applications securely across any cloud. IBM Cloud Paks feature pre-certified containerized software for data, integration, AIOps and more. They include foundational services that provide customers with a common operations and integration framework along with a consistent experience for infrastructure management with Red Hat OpenShift.

Free your team to focus on what matters.

2. Case Study: Telefónica

To serve an enterprise market need for easier and more immediate ways to adopt hybrid cloud technology, IBM and Telefónica are building a hybrid cloud services platform aimed at giving clients the architectural foundation they need to fuel their application modernization. Now, Telefónica clients can run their applications on premises or in the cloud of their choosing, as well as simplify and speed how they bring new solutions to market.

3. Cloud Service Management and Operations

Operational excellence requires constant focus to stay ahead. The IBM Cloud Service Management and Operations Field Guide, documents IBM’s approach to designing, implementing, and continuously improving your operations management processes. It covers how shifting operational practices and automating operations tasks reduce operational costs and help teams meet service level agreement targets. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

1. Lori Simonson, Performance / benchmark data for IT application development, maintenance, and operations, IBM Institute for Business Value, 2021