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Modernizing Legacy Applications to Microsoft Azure

By : Steve Read, Larry Mead
Book Image

Modernizing Legacy Applications to Microsoft Azure

By: Steve Read, Larry Mead

Overview of this book

Organizations have varying circumstances, objectives, and prerequisites when contemplating a hyper-scale cloud solution transformation to a platform such as Azure. Modernizing Legacy Applications to Microsoft Azure uncovers potential scenarios and provides choices, methodologies, techniques, and prospective possibilities for transitioning from legacy applications to the Microsoft Azure environment. You’ll start by understanding the legacy systems and the main concerns regarding migration. Then, you’ll investigate why distributed architectures are compelling and the various components of the Azure platform needed during migration. After that, you’ll explore the approaches to modernizing legacy applications and the Rs of modernizing (i.e., rehost, refactor, rearchitect, and retire). You’ll also learn about integration approaches and potential pitfalls. By the end of this book, you’ll be well equipped to modernize your legacy workloads while being aware of pitfalls and best practices.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Legacy Estate Options
Chapter 2: Strategies for Modernizing IBM and Unisys Mainframes
Part 2: Architecture Options
Part 3: Azure Deployment and Future Considerations

Where do Azure partners fit in?

Quite frankly, for most legacy transformation endeavors, you will need the services of an Azure legacy transformation partner. They play a crucial role in legacy modernization by leveraging their expertise and resources to help organizations migrate legacy workloads to Microsoft Azure.

Here’s an overview of the role Microsoft Azure partners play in legacy transformation:

  • Assessment and planning: Azure Legacy transformation partners work closely with organizations to understand their existing legacy environment, applications, and business requirements. They conduct a thorough assessment to identify the potential benefits and challenges of migrating legacy workloads to Azure. This includes analyzing code and application dependencies, data storage requirements, security considerations, and performance needs. Based on this assessment, the partners develop a comprehensive migration plan and strategy.
  • Migration execution: Typically, once...