hybrid cloud

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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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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cobol to java

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Most Enterprise Architects are looking to migrate outdated COBOL to Java environments to lighten the burden these old systems place on innovation.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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Prepper Tips: 3 Ways to Survive & Thrive
in the Mainframe Apocalypse

People have been preparing for the worst for ages, but modern Americans have turned it into an art form. At the dawn of the Atomic Age, […]

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ADABAS Conversion: Choices and Best Practices

Advantages of ADABAS Conversion A broad view of organizational data is vital for management reporting, business intelligence, analytics, and decision support. But what happens when critical […]

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erp replacement

How to Evade the Horrors
of ERP Replacement

Large scale legacy ERP replacement is risky, expensive, and challenging. ERP implementation costs and deployment schedules are amplified by customization – the need to wrap the ERP solution around your business processes and applications. These projects are more known for their failures than for their success.

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Legacy Data Archiving – Lowering the Cost of an ERP Deployment

Legacy Data Archiving – Lowering the Cost of an ERP Deployment

As we illustrated in our whitepaper, implementing an ERP solution that embodies the functionality of all of the systems it is intended to replace is next to impossible. It takes creative problem-solving and a little bit of luck to emerge successfully from one of these massive projects. An important area of focus when deploying a modern ERP system is legacy data archiving. Solving the problem of what to do with the data locked into the old systems you’re trying to get rid of can be more complex than you might think.

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CA Gen to .NET

Three Essentials for Reducing Risk
When Migrating from CA Gen to .NET

Whether migrating management support systems, operations infrastructure or reporting applications, the CA Gen to .NET modernization process can be highly complex, risky, expensive and time consuming. Below, we’ll outline three essential techniques you can employ to reduce the risk and complexity around a modernization effort.

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