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t cht lk makes it possible to protect existing investments while refreshing their software portfolios throughout the business environment .

t cht lk makes it possible to protect existing investments while refreshing their software portfolios throughout the business environment .

Since everything from initial software development to the customer experience relies on data integrity and efficiency , modernizing legacy applications helps improve the quality of data across workflows . Organizations can mitigate the bottlenecks that arise from legacy systems , which nearly always compromise new projects .
Some advantages of application modernization include :
• Business agility – makes it possible to add new features , services and support cloud infrastructure .
• Cost reduction – eliminates unused or redundant functions to save on costs , allowing more investment in innovation rather than legacy management .
• Improved security – integrates new security features that reduce the chance of data or system compromise .
• Improved performance – speeds up legacy applications across the business .
• User experience – enhances applications with more advanced features that improve the customer experience .
• Maintenance – Reduces the burden of looking after legacy applications , which become more costly over time .
Certain technologies are key to success in application modernization , so re-embarking on application modernization , organizations must first consider how best to integrate this with a range of cloud infrastructures . The options include :
Cloud Computing ( public , private , multi-cloud and hybrid cloud ). Despite more applications morphing from the traditional data center into a public , private or multi-cloud environment , not all organizations can go straight to the cloud . A hybrid approach may be required as part of this journey .
Containers are a cloud-centric method for packaging , deploying and operating applications and workloads , providing greater scalability , portability and operational efficiency that is well-suited for cloud infrastructure . They are especially useful in multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments .
Microservices are less a technology than an architectural choice . Instead of building and operating an application as a single , complete codebase – usually called a monolith or monolithic development – components are decoupled into smaller pieces that are deployed , updated and operated independently .
Orchestration and automation in software development covers the automation of many of the operational tasks associated with containers ,
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