MODERNIZATION TENETS & APPROACHES
Mphasis Modernization helps enterprises shift away from older architecture, offering businesses cloud-native microservices based capabilities
Iterative Business Capability Modernization
Changing the technology of a platform doesn’t automatically deliver business benefits. We use the Mphasis Front2Back™ (F2B) approach to deliver meaningful benefits to businesses, while shrinking application cores and modernizing the ecosystem.
Shrink, Wrap, Rethink; maybe Replace
Older systems tend to bloat over time, mixing many related capabilities. We break these into smaller, self-contained units, thereby shrinking the core systems. This purer implementation is easier to rethink and replace with next-gen applications.
Iterative Technical Debt Reduction
Old code is not inherently bad. Its technical debt is the measure of how much of a drag it represents to the business, and therefore its reduction is an indicator of success.
Transforming technology doesn’t automatically guarantee faster time-to-market and improved functionality. We deliver changes that make a difference to the business and IT ecosystem, such as Platform and Product Thinking, DevSecOps and SRE, and so on.
Automate as much as possible to increase productivity, reduce risk, improve quality, and reduce time and investment. Use formats that can be consumed by humans as well as machines.
Relearning and Knowledge Engineering
Extract subject matter expertise built over time in application systems, middleware, infrastructure, business processes and business rules. Encode knowledge and decisions for tasks. Rather than relying on interactions and continuous consensus building, use shared knowledge repositories. Enable federated operational capabilities with single pane views of modernization and transformation journeys.
Our differentiated approaches on the modernization of legacy applications include:
Front2BackTM Iterative Modernization
This approach, based on our Front2BackTM methodology carefully deconstructs legacy application monoliths into reusable business aligned components, which are orchestrated through an ‘intelligence layer’, a collection of technologies, design patterns and tools that enable the decoupling of digital transformation initiatives from core systems. Capability-based harmonization ensure that strategic business plans drive the enterprise.
Rewrite using Knowledge Engineering and Model Driven Development
This is an accelerated tool-based method that focuses on relearning of existing systems. Business rule extraction captures the as-is functionality of applications, their dependencies, data lineages, etc. This is followed with domain contextualization and domain model development to re-architect the applications to cloud native microservices that can be deployed on private, public or hybrid clouds.
Accelerated Core to Cloud Modernization
This method utilizes high performance transaction processing architecture accompanied with bespoke configuration and development to move core business logic to cloud. Legacy core functions are broken into predictable patterns and value is realized through restructuring of the applications to reap maximum benefits of cloud native models.
Modernize through Integration of z/OS into Cloud (In Place Modernization)
Integration: Apification, Microservices, z/OS Cloud Broker
Modernization: DevOps, CI/CD Tools - Optimize and modernize application, adopt to new tools and utilities
Infrastructure Upgrade: Platform and software upgrades