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Learn tips to navigate the process in this presentation by TSRI’s VP of Product Development and Service Delivery, Scott Pickett.  

 

Originally aired live on May 18, 2021.

Modernizing for the Future: Effectively Leveraging Today’s Modernization Solutions for the Cloud 

Modernization efforts today that target cloud technologies require an understanding of the new environment up-front in the process. With a landscape of constantly evolving technology options, organizations looking to modernize their code, databases and UI, and move to the cloud are confronted with many considerations. The options are daunting, and the path to successful execution is not always clear. 

Key Takeaways: 

Gain important insights to successfully move beyond language modernization and support best practices for deployment in a cloud environment. 

Learn about common benefits, challenges, and pitfalls in cloud migration and modernization. 

Dive into the specifics associated with modernizing COBOL programs and the tools, services, and tech stacks required to support them in a modern environment. 

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As a leading provider of software modernization services, TSRI enables technology readiness for the cloud and other modern architecture environments. We bring software applications into the future quickly, accurately, and efficiently with low risk and minimal business disruption, accomplishing in months what would otherwise take years. 

 

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Get started on your modernization journey today! 

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Let’s face it. Change is hard. Sometimes, however, change is necessary. When it comes to modernizing mainframe systems that have been in service for decades — especially when considering the possible risks — change requires a lot of forethought. 

Disruption to your organization’s business will likely be one of the biggest risk areas in question. These risks can run from prolonged periods that take your business offline to database synchronization between your existing and target applications. So how do organizations move forward with a much-needed modernization to the cloud or a hybrid on-premises solution without causing major disruptions or headaches to their business? 

Here are four tips to help you minimize business disruption risks:  

1. Understand the scope of your modernization project. 

Your organization may want to modernize your applications all at once, but more likely will consider a proof of concept. Great candidates for a proof of concept could be applications most critically in need of modernization, or less-utilized applications to demonstrate how a cloud or on-premises hybrid migration will holistically affect your overall systems portfolio. Understanding the application make-up and baselines of your existing applications will help uncover any additional services that may be required for a successful modernization and determine the target environment these applications will live on and language they use. Setting a realistic scope early on will give insight into which cloud services your applications can leverage, and the benefits associated with those services. Having a good understanding of the scope of the modernization before the work begins will eliminate surprises down the road as well and help prepare for subsequent steps in your organization’s modernization journey. 

2. Consider a graceful migration and gradual roll-out. 

With the right solution, your organization has the capability to migrate legacy systems one feature, one function, or even one API at a time. Both the existing and modernized applications can then coexist and run concurrently while maintaining or replicating the same data sources. One TSRI client actually operated in this state for over a year as we completed their modernization!  

3. Put your services in the target environment under the control of your legacy environment. 

Rather than remaking all of the thousands of processes that run to complete specific tasks, organizations can work on the new target environment following a code migration and create a “cloud agent” to enable the legacy mainframe system to run these processes. This temporary fix mitigates risk by eliminating the challenge of isolating problems in real time and allows organizations to move the processes from the legacy application. 

4. Take advantage of automation. 

Automated modernization processes eliminate the need for humans to rewrite tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of lines of code, which will inevitably introduce errors that need to be isolated and remediated. Manual rewrites can also take years. While human intervention is likely required at various points in an automated modernization, a programmer will need to touch less than .05% of a codebase, meaning issues can be remediated in hours or a few days rather than weeks. Read more about the advantages of automated modernization.  

While any modernization will cause some level of disruption, a trusted partner with the experience, tools, and methods in place to migrate legacy systems will minimize risk and make your move to the cloud or a hybrid on-premises architecture as seamless as possible. An experienced, knowledgeable partner will also keep your business requirements top of mind. Remember, automated modernization and refactoring processes will update your code but do not change your business functions. Everything in your applications will perform exactly as they did prior to your modernization—and most likely better— and also enable your organization to leverage the benefits of cloud computing and the up-to-date processes modern systems offer.  

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TSRI is Here for You 

As a leading provider of software modernization services, TSRI enables technology readiness for the cloud and other modern architecture environments. We bring software applications into the future quickly, accurately, and efficiently with low risk and minimal business disruption, accomplishing in months what would otherwise take years. 

See Case Studies 

Learn About Our Technology 

Get started on your modernization journey today!

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capitol buildingModernization of High Value Assets (HVAs) and software systems is more urgent than ever. In the past year, tens of millions of U.S. citizens have leveraged critical online systems to manage their livelihood and health during the COVID-19 pandemic. With such a heavy reliance on these systems, now is the time for the federal government’s critically important HVAs systems to keep up with citizens’ growing needs.

 

The Technology Modernization Fund was established in 2017 to support government and civic agencies to bring their critical software infrastructure into the modern age. On May 12 of this year, President Biden issued a comprehensive executive order that gave direction to federal departments and agencies to strengthen the government’s cybersecurity posture. The order establishes a requirement to modernize systems and implement stronger cybersecurity standards by moving agencies and their contract partners to secure cloud services and a zero-trust architecture, which uses identity management protocols to verify that every user of a system interacts with the appropriate levels of security access. This order also mandated deployment of multifactor authentication and encryption.

 

According to Federal Chief Information Security Officer Chris DeRusha, the White House is pushing federal agencies toward a “zero-trust paradigm.” With the pressure on, many agencies are struggling with the magnitude of such an undertaking and are, justifiably, fearful of the perceived security and down-time risks associated with modernization.

 

Modernizing an HVA doesn’t have to be risky

 

Using a graceful, automated approach to leverage modernization solutions can result in a very low risk modernization. By implementing a step-by-step cloud migration while keeping legacy systems running in parallel, an automated modernization can happen quickly, safely, and reliably.

 

TSRI has over 25 years of experience undertaking migrations of this kind (see below).

 

  • TSRI’s Work is the “Playbook” for Future Government Modernization
    A large percentage of TSRI’s work over the past 25 years has been the modernization of critical government and military software applications. If fact, our recent work with HUD was called the “playbook” for future government modernization.

 

  • Modernize Quickly and Maintain Business-as-Usual in the Process
    Our technology enables HVAs to be modernized rapidly and without business disruption.

 

  • Cloud-Ready, Cloud-certified — AWS & Beyond
    As a certified AWS partner for mainframe modernization, TSRI helps organizations take advantage of the Technology Modernization Fund to transform and secure their applications for cloud deployment on AWS and other leading platforms.

 

 

Ready to modernize? Reach out to us to learn more and get started!

 

 

 

 

 

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TSRI is Here for You

As a leading provider of software modernization services, TSRI enables technology readiness for the cloud and other modern architecture environments. We bring software applications into the future quickly, accurately, and efficiently with low risk and minimal business disruption, accomplishing in months what would otherwise take years.

 

See Case Studies

Learn About Our Technology

Get started on your modernization journey today!

 

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Friday, 28 May 2021 12:10

JOVIAL to C++ Boeing ALCA ITAP

TSRI was asked to assist The Boeing Company to modernize the ALCA Integrated Tactical Avionics Program (ITAP). ITAP, originally a real-time embedded J73 JOVIAL program, required transformation to modern C++. The transformed version of ITAP needed to exhibit real-time performance equal to or better than the original system with platform independence. By converting the J73 JOVIAL into C++, Boeing reduced future maintenance costs with the availability of modern software development environments and greater flexibility in its choice of hardware upgrades.

  • Customer: Boeing
  • Source & Target Language: JOVIAL to C++
  • Duration:  3 months
  • Services: Automated Code Transformation, Code Documentation, Assessment
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Friday, 28 May 2021 11:18

MUMPS to Java HRG MGS TAPS CHCS

TSRI, contracted withHawaii Research Group (HRG),  supported the task of finding the subset of code within CHCS and use its innovative JANUS Studio® toolset to automatically transform the legacy code to modern code. 

  • Customer:  HRG
  • Source & Target Language: MUMPS to Java
  • Lines of Code: 1,000,000
  • Duration:  4 months
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Friday, 28 May 2021 11:18

Fortran to C++ Lockheed Martin ISPAN SWPS

TSRI came aboard as a member of the Lockheed Martin (LMCO) team that bid on the I-SPAN modernization program. TSRI's role was to demonstrate the technical feasibility of fully automated approaches to re-engineering and transitioning classified modules from the MGPS system into an open, flexible, scalable, and extensible software environment.

  • Customer & Integrator: US Strategic Command & Lockheed Martin
  • Source & Target Language: Fortran to C++
  • Lines of Code: 80,000
  • Duration:  6 months
  • Services: Code Transformation, Automated Refactoring, Assessment, Testing, UML Documentation
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Friday, 28 May 2021 11:18

Ada to C++ US Navy DSR MFIP

The Navy contracted with Digital Systems Resources (DSR), a division of DEC, to modernize the MFIP, so the Mission Computer Upgrade (MCU) program office contacted the U.S. Office of Naval Research (USONR) to identify a viable, cost-effective modernization solution. The USONR recommended that TSRI employ its architecture-driven JANUS Studio® modernization solution. USONR believed this toolset could be the only resource capable of accomplishing the MFIP modernization within schedule, performance, risk management, and cost constraints.

  • Customer & Integrator: US Navy & DSR
  • Source & Target Language: Ada to C++
  • Duration:  5 months
  • Services: Application Blueprint®, Transformation Blueprint®, Engineering Support, Automated Transformation
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Friday, 28 May 2021 11:18

Ada to C++ - GDAIS NUWC WCS

TSRI was contracted by General Dynamics (GDAIS) to automatically transform the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Submarine Weapon Control System (WCS). TSRI used its JANUS Studio® automated toolset to transform and refactor WCS Ada code to functionally equivalent C++ code.

  • Customer & Integrator: Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) & General Dynamics
  • Source & Target Language: Ada to C++
  • Lines of Code: 2,449,466 (Classified)
  • Duration:  12 months
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Friday, 28 May 2021 11:18

Ada and C++ - US Navy AEGIS ACB-08

AEGIS is a ship-based combat system capable of simultaneous operations against a multi-mission threat: anti-air, anti-surface, and anti-submarine warfare. TSRI was contracted to model and build application blueprints for the Aegis ACB-08 Ada and C++ software system.

  • Customer & Integrator:  US Navy/Northrop Grumman
  • Source & Target Language: Ada and C++
  • Lines of Code: 3,000,000
  • Duration:  1 month
  • Services: Automated Application Blueprint, Target Architecture Analysis, Control Flow Diagrams, and more!
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Monday, 24 May 2021 12:23

Ada 95 to C++ IDT ATRT

TSRI modernized IDT's Automated Test & ReTest (ATRT) tool from Ada 95 to C++. ATRT is a patented automated testing and analysis toolset that provides development and integration; system and certification; installation; and cybersecurity testing for many vital military planning, weapon and sensor systems.

  • Customer & Integrator: Innovative Defense Technologies (IDT)
  • Source & Target Language: Ada 95 to C++
  • Lines of Code: 195,000 (Classified and Unclassified)
  • Duration:  2 months
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