/  Craig Slack

Invero’s Approach to Application Modernization

This is the fifth post in a series of seven about Application Modernization. In today’s post, we outline how Invero tackles application modernization with its proven framework.

Cloud application modernization can be a complex process, but there are several best practices that organizations can follow to approach it effectively and Invero has developed its approach using the following standardized steps to ensure a successful application modernization initiative for our clients:

  • Assessment: The first step in modernizing an application, or an entire suite of applications, is to conduct an assessment of the current state. This assessment should identify each application’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as any areas where it may be falling short in terms of performance, security, or scalability. Invero uses some tools to help with the application assessment, including a deep dive analysis of the application code to ensure compatibility or potential issues with various cloud native techniques and services.  This can help guide decisions around which aspects of the application need to be modernized.
  • Prioritization: Once an assessment has been conducted, organizations should prioritize which applications to modernize first. This prioritization should be based on factors such as business impact, technical complexity, and potential return on investment.
  • Proof of Concept: Invero recommends that before tackling a large scale application modernization initiative, its clients should complete at least one proof of concept (POC) with one application.  This will validate assumptions and identify risks that may not have been known during the initial assessment.  The results of the POC will feed into the overall application architecture and design in subsequent phases of the modernization initiative.
  • Architecture design: Next, organizations should design a modernized architecture that leverages cloud-native technologies and services. This architecture should be flexible, scalable, and resilient, and should take into account factors such as security, compliance, data management and budget.  Often times companies will over engineer a solution and the costs outweigh the benefits, whereas Invero takes a pragmatic approach to ensure that the architecture meets the business requirements rather than technological ones.
  • Migration: Once the new architecture has been designed, organizations can begin the process of migrating the application to the cloud. This can involve a range of activities, including refactoring code, replatforming services, rearchitecting databases, and optimizing performance.
  • Testing: Before the modernized application can be deployed, it should be thoroughly tested to ensure that it meets performance, security, and scalability requirements. This can involve a range of testing methodologies, including functional testing, performance testing, and security testing.
  • Deployment and maintenance: Once the application has been successfully modernized and tested, it can be deployed to the cloud environment. Ongoing maintenance and monitoring is critical to ensuring that the application continues to perform as expected and remains secure.

Overall, the key to successfully modernizing a cloud application is to approach the process systematically and strategically, with a focus on delivering business value through improved performance, scalability, and security.

If you are considering embarking on an Application Modernization initiative, Invero is here to help you to navigate the process and manage these risks for you as you embark on your application modernization journey.  Through years of experience developing cloud native applications, refactoring and replatforming legacy applications, Invero has a track record of knowing how to navigate the risks and deliver a modernized application for its clients in a secure and cost effective manner. 

Contact us today to learn more about our Application Modernization services.

  • Application Modernization Assessment
  • Proof of Concept Development
  • Full Application Modernization