why you should not move to the cloud without considering your legacy integration

by Jul 7, 2021mWtech

If you aim to include your legacy mainframe applications in a digital transformation integration project, don’t just jump right into the cloud. Explore creative and innovative ways for this integration before deciding on what path is best for you.

Is it time for legacy integration transformation?

Be alert! Many organisations make the mistake of leaping uncritically into a cloud-first world. There are so many ways digital transformation could go wrong. Cloud services and platforms are but a few options in the digital transformation toolbox. Your destination is a digital-first business that leverages technology to reach its goals. The cloud might be a part of that destination, but assuming this at face value leads to mistakes and costly reversals.

In 2021, a growing trend that is reversing migrations to the cloud has been companies turning back. Gartner estimates around 21% of workloads have migrated back from the cloud onto other systems as many find it too difficult or expensive and revert to hyper-converged systems for their needs instead. When faced with this reality, many are turning towards alternative offerings such as these ‘mini clouds’.

The rage of mainframe style legacy integrations:

Mainframe-style applications are all the rage nowadays, as many companies want to be able to access these legacy systems like they were Web services. For this reason, companies have been coming up with some creative ways of bringing Mainframes into modern IT infrastructures while still maintaining their prowess and efficiency. One such way is invoking them indirectly through a web service that executes Java or .NET code on behalf of mainframe apps.

Although there’s no one single best solution for integrating enterprise components in an optimal manner – every organization has its own unique needs – it remains important not just because developers would love nothing more than being freed from having to deal directly with hardware management tasks.

The Power of API’s

API’s are the new way to integrate systems and components! API stands for “Application Programming Interface” which is a set of routines, protocols, and tools that allow two different applications to talk with each other. The mainframe functions can be exposed through APIs in order to create an enterprise service bus (ESB) so end-users have access without having to directly connect all their system together via specialised technical protocol. This eliminates your need for complicated integration projects while still being able to take advantage of this powerful technology.

Cobol, Natural language or C* code form the foundation for future APIs. Microservices architecture focuses on building off of legacy modules that are required by businesses now and in the near future to minimise development time and effort.

mWtech is the most effective way to run out-of-the-box integration solutions without any difficulties from setting up complex environments. When we enhance our solution with Kubernetes, you have unlimited on-demand storage and scalability! With MWTECH’s capability for running cloud-based AI as well as databases, your investments are sure to be worth it.”

Gain peace of mind with the help from mWtech

Avoid making costly mistakes when integrating your new and legacy enterprise systems. A company like this will assess your environment to propose the most economical and efficient technical solution, consider potential pitfalls in a cloud environment, while also looking at how it can be beneficial for you as well. Adopt the benefits that come along with using those platforms without worrying about any risks or headaches- experience them first-hand!

The proof of concept test alleviates your fears by showing you the flaws in your system, and how to fix them before they become a problem. You’ll also get an idea of what it’s like to work on this new cloud-computing platform–even if you ultimately decide not to move forward with migrating!

One of the more important aspects to consider during a digital migration is how an organization’s current environment will affect its future goals. For example, we’ll need to know what technologies are being used currently in order for our project team members and engineers who work on your digital transformation strategy to get clear about any APIs that may be worth considering as well.

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