Friday, May 1, 2020

Architecture & Best Practices

Application Modernization


Architecture know how is a very important aspect while you evolve in your Application Transformation phase. Monolith Applications have huge code base to manage while you strive to package the self executing code into a business function and encapsulate the similar functions into a Microservice. It is very important to address the best Architecture Practices while you evolve your Application Architectures.

This blog is for Software Professionals & Enterprise IT Managers who are aware of Application Modernization concepts.

Major considerations for Architecture & Best Practices

Lets us go through important phases of Architecture & Best Practices:
  1. Best Architectures
  2. DevOps
  3. Cloud Native
  4. Containerization
  5. Container Orchestration
  6. Multi-Cloud Platform

Best Architecture

Not All of the Best Architectures are good for your Application. It requires clarity of the aim behind the Modernization to select the best Architecture.
  • You can always start with Hybrid Architecture to start Modernization
  • You should than select Microservice based Architectures for Web enabled functions.
  • You should select Event based Architectures for Domain Driven Functions.
  • You should select off-the shelf tools like opentransform, Elastic-Logstash-Kibana etc which already has good Architecture implemented.
Modernization will involve multiple Architectures for unique business requirements.


DevOps allows you to focus on the last mile stone of your delivery life cycle. It takes Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery & Continuous Release.
  • CI covers your development environment and automation of Builds.
  • CD covers Infrastructure required to execute various Builds.
  • CR covers quick and multiple releases of your applications.
DevOps has been a major factor in quickly identifying the bugs and shortening the Build and Release time, hence you can now deliver more!
DevOps involves containerization techniques like Docker, Orchestration and Repostitories.


Cloud Native

Cloud Native applications are de-facto standards for Application Modernization. 
Making applications Cloud Ready allows you to leverage Infrastructure As A Service for executing your Applications. It brings advantages like Scaling, Security, Resiliency, Manageability etc for your applications.
You always have option to select from Private Cloud or Public Cloud.


Containerization is a light weight Virtualization for your applications. Containers are execution of Application Images. You can automate the scaling of your Application very easily.

Docker is the most widely used technology for Containerization. The produced Image can be shared using a Private Repository or Public Repositories like, etc.

Container Orchestration

Within no time, you will have to start dealing with high number of containers spawned from your application images. It is evident to have Orchestration tools to manage the life cycle of Containers.

Docker Swarm, Kubernetes, Openshift are prominent Orchestration Platforms which provides you ease of management for containers.


Multi-Cloud comes in the option for Public, Private and combination of both the clouds. Enterprises tend to secure the important applications within their         On-premises Infrastructure and publish supporting applications with less risk on public clouds.

Many vendors provide On-premises Deployment of Infrastructure tools like VMware, IBM, etc, many Enterprises may not have any On-premises Infrastructure.

Multi-Cloud strategy provides you better option for managing Infrastructure cost with trade-offs with concerns like security & privacy.

    Architecture Best Practices are essential part of your Modernization activity. "Transform" tool from Miracle Software Solution can help you in automating many of these activities and get a Microservice Hybrid Application instantly, in less than 5 Hours. You can also evaluate it within free workshop. You can request the same on their website's Contact Us section.

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