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The public cloud is the place to run greenfield applications built with the latest tools and the hippest programming languages. Could it also be a destination for the legions of aging applications that litter enterprise data centers? If an application is due for a refresh, why settle for just a facelift via an incremental hardware upgrade or new GUI? Instead, why not go whole hog and re-platform the application on a state-of-the-art cloud platform that delivers scalable performance, flexibility and resilience—not to mention an operational expenditure (opex) rather than capital expenditure (capex) model? Indeed, a growing number of IT professionals are asking those questions. They’ve expressed an interest in using the cloud as a target for legacy application modernization efforts, said Al Hilwa, program director for application development software research at analyst firm IDC. “There are certain kinds of workloads that lend themselves well to the cloud,” Hilwa said—for example, externally facing applications. But migrating an existing legacy application to ... Access >>>
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