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Why Containers Should Make Modernizing Legacy Systems A Top Priority

As the face of technology continues to transform, services such as Docker will continue to drive the cost and complexity of modern computing environments down. In contrast, the cost and complexity of legacy computing environments is steadily on the rise. The diminishing pool of developers capable of maintaining it and the continued challenges with integrating it with the rest of the business will only act to steepen this rising cost trend.

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Modern Systems Kicks Off Modernization Initiative for US Government Entity

As many a Gartner analyst will attest, COBOL modernization is becoming a high priority for the US government.  The ability to reduce costs while enabling data and business process integration is necessary for modernization of the country’s IT infrastructure and for the nation’s security.

Modern Systems has completed the first stage of our Automated Conversion process, the Legacy Assessment, for a large US government entity.

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Perception vs. Reality: Why Hybrid Cloud Rules

In a legacy modernization sense, hybrid cloud is excellent because in a phased, microservices approach of migration through business rules extraction, batch offloading, or even database replication, business functions can be placed in the cloud or on premises at the administrator’s discretion to maximize the effectiveness of that particular service.

If you’re considering a phased approach to modernization or an extraction of business functions from legacy systems as microservices, it is a worthwhile exercise to investigate hybrid cloud and how it might benefit the business as you retire big iron.

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Modern Systems Wraps Up Legacy Systems Assessment For US Government Entity

Modern Systems just wrapped up a large legacy systems assessment for a US government entity. The results of the assessment will act as the foundation for a broader set of legacy modernization projects. Our experts were tasked with assessing and evaluate their existing mainframe systems by performing discovery, analysis and documentation of the application components (code, programs, procedures, maps, languages and databases) revealing and categorizing all dependencies across applications. The objective was to reveal and categorize uses, unused, duplicate, standalone, and missing components so the customer could get an estimate the cost and support services to complete a refactoring of these applications.

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Legacy Systems Impede Microservices Architecture & Digital Transformation

Historically, legacy systems such as mainframes could be augmented to some extent to meet modern expectations, digital transformation is driving a wedge between legacy systems and the functionality that customers require to maintain competitive advantage. In fact, the reasons large firms are falling behind small tech startups in many cases- lack of scalability, difficult integration, cumbersome collaboration, and costly changes, are the same reasons legacy systems are holding them back.

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Modern Systems Wrapping Up Massive Modernization for Global IT Company

Modern Systems has been diligently working with a global information technology company headquartered in the United States to complete a massive legacy modernization project in recent months. The system being modernized was originally written in COBOL with ADABAS and after modernization to Java with Oracle, will be sold as a SaaS offering to customers of the firm.

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Why DevOps is Driving the Move
From COBOL to Java

Most Enterprise Architects are looking to migrate outdated COBOL to Java environments to lighten the burden these old systems place on innovation. Why?

Businesses are under tremendous pressure to create new value for their customers. Coupled with the enormous demand for software-based products and services, the trend of competitive differentiation through technology isn’t a huge surprise. Additionally, organizations are finding that traditional approaches to software development and delivery are not sufficient to meet these needs.

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UK Financial Services Firm Chooses Modern Systems for COBOL to Java

Exciting news from the UK! Modern Systems recently teamed up with a large financial services firm to kick off a COBOL to Java automated conversion and migration from non-relational, legacy databases to relational Oracle Database. The project kicked off recently and will be managed and staffed by team members from across the globe.

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