In large enterprises today, core business processes are more often than not conducted off legacy technology systems, such as mainframes. The challenge with dependency on these monolithic back-end systems is to more efficiently provide services to a growing array of customer facing channels. Challenges such as the costs associated with maintenance and updates, risks involved with application refactoring, and the unreliability of possible unplanned downtime for unsupported systems, make legacy modernization projects tough to deliver and scale.
A key step in modernizing enterprise technology stacks to deliver stronger customer experiences is to establish an abstraction layer, that exposes services from legacy back-end systems via SOAP or REST APIs, making it easier for front-end channels to consume core business functions.
Next Pathway has strong experience and accelerators to help companies develop the architecture, governance foundation, and physical technology deployment to establish modern-day abstraction layers. Whether a company has already established a service-oriented architecture, or looking to implement a modern REST-API abstraction layer, Next Pathway can accelerate the legacy modernization agenda.
Next Pathway can help your company wrap the logic in microservices and externalize the data, allowing you to decommission the functionality over time. By wrapping COBOL logical services and externalizing data access, you can begin moving the functionality, service-by-service, to cloud-native options. Over time, those millions of lines of COBOL and the huge volume of data locked within will decline to nothing.
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To assist our clients, where necessary, we’ve developed accelerators to aid in platform modernization