Don't Rewrite Monolithic Legacy System: Break It Into Lego® Pieces.

Apr 3, 2017 | by Wolf Ruzicka

Let’s flash back to 2000. You’ve survived Y2K and you’re building systems for CRM, inventory, logistics, or data. They’re all state-of-the-art, and get the job done, even if they don’t talk to each other.

Now, jump forward 17 years. Your business has hopefully thrived and grown. But the cracks are starting to show. You’re entering the same data into three different systems. Your migration to the cloud has slowed to a crawl. And your customers and clients are demanding more capabilities. Add to that the hassles of staying compliant with any industry or government regulations, and it can feel overwhelming.

You want to upgrade, modernize, and rewrite your systems, but you don’t have the time or resources to throw at them, and don’t want to risk the downtime of going in “whole-hog.” But there is a way.

You can pace yourself by “wrapping” your legacy monoliths in new, dynamic software in order to be able to modularize them. This will give you the look, feel and performance gains of a modern “from scratch” solution, while allowing you to modernize your overall system piece-by-piece. Once you break your system up into manageable modules, you can reconfigure (and rewrite) them any way you want, just like Lego® pieces.

Maybe you’ve heard that Kubernetes is the way to go. But how do you deploy? Do you go with Nexus? Spinnaker? Jenkins? There’s an all-in-one solution that just appeared on the horizon called Kublr, and it incorporates the best of all worlds. It’s another addition to our agnostic approach to technology to provide the performance gains our customers are looking for.

Cost-effective and production-ready, Kublr is a cluster and application platform that accelerates and streamlines the set up and management of Kubernetes for your applications.

With it, you can gain a self-healing, auto scaling solution that brings your legacy systems to the cloud on a single engine, while you seamlessly maintain, rebuild or replace them in the background. Dynamism, flexibility, and unmatched transparency between modules. It’s a win-win.

You’re literally modernizing your system while it’s running. It’s just like repairing a plane in midair. Crazy? Not anymore!

So, there is a way out of your early 2000s technology rut. Want to learn more about Kubernetes, Jenkins, Nexus, or Spinnaker? Discuss your legacy systems? Or sign up for a private Kublr Beta? Let’s talk.