Many enterprises have reached the limits of what their legacy systems can do. Whether it’s serving business SLAs like agility, reliability, and performance–or hitting technical limitations around scaling, operations, and maintenance–monolithic system architectures are ripe for cloud modernization at the very time when digital transformation initiatives are reshaping many organizations.
That said, a cloud-native approach to modernization requires a new way of thinking in order to realize the desired benefits. Simply lifting and shifting legacy applications onto containerized infrastructure with Docker and Kubernetes will not achieve the benefits of modernization.
In this talk by David Ogren, Principal Enterprise Architect at Lightbend, we draw from experiences helping our clients successfully create, migrate to, and manage cloud-native system architectures. We look at some of the common pitfalls and anti-patterns of modernization efforts, and some of the best practices for taking an incremental approach to transforming legacy systems. Specifically, we’ll cover: