HP Helps Customers Modernize their IT Applications with Suite of Services

HP announced last week a suite of services designed to help customers modernize their legacy IT applications as they shift to infrastructures based on Web services and SOAs.

HP Application Modernization Services help customers manage the transition from costly and inflexible applications to an application environment that is aligned to business demands and able to respond to changing needs, HP says. This increased flexibility is crucial for companies considering developing an SOA.

With HP Application Modernization Services, customers can re-engineer an existing app, re-host an app to a highly reliable and manageable standards-based platform, replace custom-designed code with a packaged apps and retire an application that no longer supports the business, HP claims.

"Customers are looking to take a rational and pragmatic approach to modernizing legacy applications; one that maximizes business investment, minimizes business risks and delivers timely and measured results," says Carl Greiner, senior VP, infrastructure, at Ovum. "With modernized applications, organizations can reduce operational and maintenance costs while increasing application functionality and innovation."

Key drivers for app modernization include porting and migrating apps to more cost-effective platforms, replacing legacy mainframe app functionality, and reengineering apps using model-driven and SOA approaches.