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What is Application Modernization?

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Modernizing legacy applications to embark on a digital transformation path is no longer a question of ‘if’, it is now a question of when. Given how swiftly businesses are migrating to the cloud, being on an obsolete application can slow down your cloud journey and, subsequently, put your IT maturity journey on hold. Application modernization options include one or many of the following changes to the legacy application:

  • Re-platforming
  • Rehosting
  • Recoding
  • Re-architecting
  • Replacing
  • Retiring

Application modernization enhances the security, reliability, and efficiency of an enterprise ecosystem. It helps in:

  • Operating systems at an optimal level without causing any performance or security disruptions
  • Enhancing the scalability of the enterprise ecosystem
  • Reducing the maintenance and support cost of the applications in the cloud
  • Leveraging the latest security features
  • Empowering the workforce with the latest technology so that they can focus on mission-critical tasks rather than spending time resolving the endless list of application-related issues

The best practices for a successful application modernization journey are as follows:

  • Define the modernization strategy with a futuristic approach
  • Define business objectives, requirements, priorities, and outcomes at the onset
  • Decouple components and approach the project by function
  • Have a data migration checklist in place
  • Never lose focus from performance and user experience
  • Allow time to train users on the new application

How Can Synoptek Support an Organization’s Application Modernization Strategy?

Synoptek’s App Modernization strategy is straightforward. We:

  1. Evaluate the legacy application
  2. Identify risks and vulnerabilities
  3. Provide clear guidelines on how to go about application modernization


We also:

  1. Redesign applications
  2. Rewrite them using the newest technologies and design patterns
  3. Combine numerous apps into one for better performance and scalability

Along with this, we:

  1. Assess the application’s cloud readiness
  2. Migrate on-premises software licenses to the cloud, and rehost the application from on-premises to AWS, Azure, or any third-party cloud
  3. Offer Microservices and Containerization-based services for applications that require frequent updates