Unlike Oil and Water, Legacy and Cloud Mix Well


For all the hype about moving applications to the cloud and making legacy apps “cloud-native,” those of us in IT have a poorly-kept secret: legacy systems are alive and well – and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon. Though the cloud promises the cost savings and scalability that businesses are eager to adopt, many organizations are not yet ready to let go of existing applications that required massive investments and have become essential to their workflows.

The process of rewriting these often mission-critical apps for the cloud typically ends up being lengthy and expensive, with unexpected problems that vary from company to company. Some of the challenges an organization will face when rewriting applications include:

1. Latency Issues…

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