The Path to Application Modernization

The Path to Application Modernization

Wizeline DevOps Lead, Franchesco Romero, dives into application modernization enabled through cloud solutions. Learn how application modernization can transform your business.

Application modernization

Organizations are increasingly starting to adopt a mindset of modernization. Along the way, they encounter multiple challenges, such as choosing the right architecture patterns and bringing their current solutions and workloads to the cloud. 

According to Google Cloud’s Container Adoption Landscape Study in March 2019, at least 59 percent of the market is looking to modernize their workloads by going beyond a lift-and-shift approach.

Enter the cloud. Cloud providers constantly invest in a wide range of solutions to help customers adopt a mindset of experimentation. They do this by offering flexibility, improved performance, and rapid access to tools that kickstart innovation. Companies can start modernizing their existing workloads by adopting new technology. 

Organizations have a need to modernize their applications no matter where they are. According to Gartner Predicts 2019: Reliance on Cloud Computing Transforms IT Practices, in December 2018, at least 75 percent of workloads are still running on-prem, and consistent management of application portfolios across multiple clouds and on-premises is becoming a constant need, along with faster time to market, lower administrative overhead, and increased innovation capabilities. These are all top priorities for customers and stakeholders that want to become cloud-native in order to stay competitive, continue to innovate, increase agility, and remain relevant in the market.

The lift-and-shift approach is no longer enough. Customers want a way to modernize their applications to be able to take advantage of cloud capabilities and to do so seamlessly across existing and future investments.

At Wizeline, we understand that all applications are built differently and that there might be multiple modernization paths. Cloud providers have the capability to provide solutions to help you implement your modernization journey. Custom solutions that work effectively for your workloads and uses cases. 

 The different paths to modernization

Managed services

Cloud providers are getting better at offering the right set of tools so they can run services without provisioning, managing, and scaling the underlying infrastructure. Offers usually include compatibility with many programming languages and frameworks, popular databases, event-driven systems, and platforms.


By removing the need for managing servers, development teams can focus on writing and deploying code without the hassle of managing the underlying infrastructure. Serverless are often compute services that focus on running code by being reactive to events. All computing resources are automatically managed for you with no service interruption or servers to manage.


DevOps impacts more than just operations. Wizeline’s DevOps practice prides itself on the ability to execute. Our DevOps approach incorporates agile methods, collaboration, and automation solutions. Our site reliability engineers (SREs) help to identify issues, bugs, risks, flaws, or improvements before our code is sent to any environment. This process makes it easier to roll-back or roll updates in a very easy and controlled way. DevOps builds resilient systems that ensure the continuity of our client’s business.


Two of the key benefits to application modernization are the ability to drive business value and explore new revenue streams.

How can cloud solutions drive business value? Companies can create a scalable and resilient infrastructure in the cloud by modernizing traditional workloads and applications. By leveraging the flexibility and agility of the cloud, applications run smoothly by providing the right infrastructure, availability, and data that offers key business insights. This, in turn, allows companies to increase their customer engagement and deliver best-in-class experiences. How can cloud-enabled companies explore new revenue streams? There are often patterns in new applications that can unlock new capabilities in the cloud that businesses can explore. I’ll touch more on this in a subsequent post.

How Wizeline can help

Wizeline provides end-to-end software development delivering development frameworks that enable workload and workload portability. We partner with product leaders to modernize their core technology and create engaging digital experiences.  

We help our clients maximize their investment in cloud technologies. From cloud migrations to cloud optimizations, our DevOps team is well-versed in best practices and continuous training to stay ahead of the curve and provide industry-leading recommendations.

Wizeline enables you to operate on the cloud by enabling greater application awareness, consistency, and control. Wizeline takes a service-centric data-driven view of your infrastructure to make better decisions around your strategies and investments.

By Francisco Romero, DevOps Practice Lead at Wizeline
By Francisco Romero, DevOps Practice Lead at Wizeline

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