Legacy development infrastructure and traditional monolithic applications force developers to build applications with regards to the architecture of the underlying hardware and software platforms. Monolithic architecture pose challenges for developers for incremental changes to meet customer expectations. Today, developers need to blend components and services from many different sources - open source, third-party commercial and bespoke. They face challenges with variability in the technologies and leverage them in the context of their monolithic architecture
Increased load piled-up by development team through agile software development increase pressure for operations team. Provisioning infrastructure and setting up environment for every project is time consuming. There are manual, repeated and error-prone activities for every release due to dependencies between application and middleware. Keeping track of environments and application changes is an on-going challenge for operations. Most of the issues that come post production are environment related and there is always a service continuity risk with the manual rollback.
While agile process, automation and tools address some of the above challenges, all of these would be in silos and replicate the automation of their existing legacy and manual processes. These silos will increase and pile-up challenges for business in terms of alignment with business vision, strategy, Enterprise Architecture (EA), governance and compliance.
Transformation to Next Generation
Enterprises need modernization of their today’s architecture, applications, technologies and platforms with changes in culture and structure, to address the above challenges.
- Micro Services Architecture Transformation
A transformation to Next Generation SOA, which is enabled by API and loosely coupled small SOA services, which in turn enables faster assembly and delivery of business capabilities.
- Continuous Delivery & DevOps Transformation
A transformation to the next evolution of agile, that extends the practice of agile development to delivery – from ideation to production and over comes the barriers of the walls between development, operations and business, through collaboration and co-operation practices.
- Lean Portal Transformation
A transformation to Next Generation ‘Portal-less portal’ and easy-to-deploy portal, built using Web2.0 technologies, REST and Web Oriented Architecture (WOA) approaches
- Open Source Transformation
A migration to open source ecosystem platforms and tools for application development and delivery not just to save the cost, but to gain access to flexible and customizable software and collaborate on open source projects for new ideas and innovation
The Next Generation App Delivery Ecosystem
Enterprises need a Next Generation, which is an abstracted as-a-service computing and orchestrated delivery ecosystems, to address the above challenges.