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The Benefits and Tools of Middleware Modernization

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This is the third installment in our middleware modernization series. You can read the first installment here and the second installment here.

Organizations often lack the time and resources needed to effectively modernize legacy systems and applications. Middleware helps ease the challenges associated with modernization and provides the flexibility to upgrade applications.

Benefits of Middleware

There are multiple benefits to middleware modernization, but the four most common benefits are:

  • Efficient connectivity. Middleware moves real-time information between applications, systems, and platforms.
  • Innovative solutions. Your development teams are able to use a wide variety of software systems, both on-premises and in the cloud, for middleware modernization.
  • Faster development time and scalability. Middleware streamlines processes, allowing developers to develop faster. It also enables you to move legacy applications to the cloud and future-proof your organization.
  • Easily accessible workplace tools. Middleware helps maintain the integrity of information and improves efficiency within your organization by facilitating communication between systems.

Tools to Help You Modernize

In addition to the four layers of middleware, there is also application development tooling. Teams can use these tools in order to build applications consistently and deliver experiences on-premises and in the cloud.

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Unlock Your Potential with Application Modernization

Application modernization is a growing area of focus for enterprises. If you’re considering this path to cloud adoption, this guide explores considerations for the best approach – cloud native or legacy migration – and more.

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The public cloud allows you to bridge the gap between legacy and cloud-native middleware. The cloud helps you migrate applications seamlessly and helps scale for future growth.

iPaaS provides a set of automated tools for connecting software applications that are deployed across different environments, whether they’re on-premises or in the cloud. Variations of this include hosted platforms in the cloud, run-as-a-service, and hybrid deployment options.

Most legacy systems don’t address more complex scenarios and aren’t typically designed as application platforms. Leveraging iPaaS for middleware modernization provides that platform and enables IT teams to quickly develop integrations.

Containers package up code and its dependencies so applications run quickly and reliably from one computing environment to another. They’re a popular option because they provide pre-package versions of vendor services. Containers are also portable and can run locally on-premises or be seamlessly scaled out to a cloud environment.

Download our guide to learn more about middleware and start your modernization journey today.

Why Perficient

Our middleware and application modernization expertise earned us the 2020 Red Hat Application Platform Success Partner of the Year Award. As a Red Hat Premier and Apex Partner, we help drive strategic initiatives around cloud-native development, DevOps, and enterprise integration to ensure successful application modernization and cloud implementations and migrations.

We offer targeted platform as a service (PaaS) solutions for the enterprise using Red Hat OpenShift, which are founded on our best practices, methodology, and reusable frameworks to accelerate, migrate, and automate processes.

Red Hat OpenShift pushes the boundaries of what containers and Kubernetes can do for developers, driving innovation for stateful applications, serverless or event-driven applications, and machine learning. The platform integrates tightly with Jenkins and other standard continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) tools for security-focused application builds. Red Hat OpenShift helps you build with speed, agility, confidence, and choice so that developers can get back to doing work that matters.

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Caitlin Koenig

Caitlin is the Marketing Manager for Perficient's Emerging Solutions portfolio and Salesforce. She lives in St. Louis and is a proud St. Louis Blues fan.

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