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Modernizing Legacy Applications to Microsoft Azure

By : Steve Read, Larry Mead
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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


As this ebook edition doesn't have fixed pagination, the page numbers below are hyperlinked for reference only, based on the printed edition of this book.


ACID transaction 103, 134

Active Directory (AD) 71

Adabas 150

Advanced Interactive eXecutive (AIX) 41

AKS cluster (AKSC) 67

Amazon Web Services (AWS) 72

American Standard Code for Information Interchange (ASCII) 147

Apache Kafka 139

API gateway 137, 146, 147

advantages 147

primary functions 138

API harmonization layer 146, 147

API versioning 138

application integration 146

Application Landing Zones 10

application operations integration 148

application programming interface (API) 91, 130, 146

application redesigning

for Azure 124-126

application-specific SLAs 8

App Service 90

ARM template 163

AS/400 33

ASF 108-110

benefits 110

considerations 111

Availability Zone 62

AWS 148

Azure 79

for backup and recovery...