Even before the world was hit by COVID-19, companies were aspiring to modernise their applications. The aim of making more applications available to more people from more devices and endpoints has been a central part of transformation and modernisation.
The global pandemic added an adrenaline shot of urgency to this process, but after that hit wore off, many companies realised there is a lot more to mobilising your applications than giving your team VPN access and a Zoom account.
Many critical applications were written for a time before cloud, before mobile devices and before flexible working became acceptable. They were conceived from the ground up for a different world; implemented on-premises, rarely upgraded and accessed through tightly controlled clients that were connected to the same private network.
That world is gone but those applications are not. Businesses depend on these apps. They are not going away any time soon, so many businesses are faced with a headache. How do they bring these applications into the digital age and securely make them available in the way a modern workforce and digitally savvy customers would want to access them?
In essence, how can you run every application, everywhere?
IBM is no stranger to this question, the company has developed and implemented many mission-critical applications going back decades. Being at the forefront of cutting-edge technologies like cloud and AI, IBM is eminently qualified to help companies handle this application modernisation dilemma.
Modernising existing applications and building cloud-native apps has never been easier with IBM Cloud Pak for applications. This solution not only enables businesses to package applications to run everywhere, whether on-premises or in hybrid, multi-cloud environments. It also facilitates the development of new apps that unleash digital initiatives, while reducing the costs along the way and maximising the ROI.
It is a truly robust and comprehensive cloud-native development solution that can quickly deliver value (without compromising on security), along with flexible licensing options that can be tailored to your specific needs.
One of the benefits of the platform is that you can have tools to synchronise applications to Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud, a unified Kubernetes platform built on open-source standards that will containerise your applications for more efficient access and migration everywhere. With IBM Cloud Pak, you can:
Accelerate Digital Transformation: Application modernisation is driven by the need to transform businesses to build capabilities and deliver them quickly.
Improve Developer Productivity: Adopting cloud-native and containerisation technology enables self-service for developers.
Improve Operational Efficiency and Standardisation: DevOps enablement drives a culture of automation and transformation of operations.
Enabling every application to operate everywhere through the cloud enhances the agility of your business. IBM Cloud Pak is an essential tool that you need to modernise your applications, increasing their flexibility and scalability to meet modern workload requirements.
Again, IBM Cloud Pak is cloud-native and we can’t stress enough the importance of that. Applications that are built in the cloud are typically more scalable, easier to update and less costly to run. This can help you to adapt to market changes, respond to customer needs faster, continue at a competitive advantage and deploy your applications everywhere.