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
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
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
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.