Friday, June 14, 2024

An Effort to Turn the Possibility of Modernization More Realistic

Human beings have always enjoyed the means to do plenty and then some, and yet they haven’t been able to do anything better than growing on a consistent basis. This relentless commitment towards unearthing an improved version of ourselves, no matter the situation, has brought the world some huge milestones, with technology emerging as quite a major member of the stated group. The reason why we hold technology in such an esteemed regard is, by and large, predicated upon its skill-set, which guided us towards a reality that nobody could have ever imagined otherwise. Nevertheless, if we look beyond the surface for one hot second, it will become clear how the whole runner was also very much inspired from the way we applied those skills across a real world environment. The latter component, in fact, did a lot to give the creation a spectrum-wide presence, and as a result, initiated a full-blown tech revolution. Of course, the next thing this revolution did was to scale up our experience across a host of unique horizons, but even after achieving a feat so notable, technology will somehow continue to bring forth the right goods. The same has turned more and more evident in recent times, and assuming one new AI-themed development ends up with the desired impact, it will only put that trend on a higher pedestal moving forward.

AveriSource, the leading global software provider of AI-powered, data-driven application modernization, has officially announced the launch of a new application analysis and modernization solution called AveriSource Platform 2.0. According to certain reports, the stated platform brings to the fore a new user experience for enterprises planning or already trying to accelerate their modernization strategy, be it on the mainframe or in the cloud. This includes engaging and highly interactive dashboards working alongside in-depth reporting and analytics to conceive optimal guidance throughout all phases of the application modernization journey. At launch, the product is expected to be available across many of the company’s in-house packages like AveriSource Scan, AveriSource Inventory, AveriSource Discover, AveriSource Analyze and AveriSource Transform. But what will it actually offer on a more granular level? Well, we have already covered how AveriSource Platform 2.0 will deliver at your disposal a modern look and feel, but what we haven’t discussed is its promise of helping you achieve AI-powered code transformation. You see, accessible in the AveriSource Transform package, the stated service will basically accelerate the application rewrite by leveraging Al to transform legacy code, reduce technical debt, and tone up the modernization journey at an individual level. This translates to auto-generating upto 95 percent of legacy code, and therefore, seamlessly deploying modern, structured, and highly maintainable Java or C# code. You will be able to do so as both a full-stack application or as microservices with entry points. Such a mechanism should especially tread a long distance when the agenda includes transforming legacy green screens to modern Angular projects. Another thing AI-powered code generation can help you with is achieving true portability and code creation independence from library dependencies or vendor restrictions. With portability, the idea would be using AI modeling to rethink the COBOL and RPG code for deployment across any platform, including Docker containers, Red Hat® OpenShift®, Cloud Foundry, or Kubernetes environments like Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS), Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS) or Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Lastly, the AI-powered code transformation can also take an IDE of your choice to effectively streamline the entire development and testing stage. By that, we mean you can generate APIs and test data that is directly integrated into testing frameworks to improve code quality and test coverage. As for the development bit, you can turn to popular AI code assistant platforms like Amazon CodeWhisperer, GitHub Copilot or Google Duet AI to complete application transformation projects.

Anyway, next up, we must acknowledge a pledge of AveriSource Platform 2.0 to provide guided and on-demand resources. Using the available resources, we can speed up an otherwise bogged down onboarding process for users, and deliver contextual assistance to aid analysts, architects and developers in taking meaningful next steps across their modernization projects. Then, there is the prospect of running AveriSource Analyze in subsets to evaluate the legacy codebase. Enabling you to gain a better idea about select entry points, this particular feature can make the process of business rule reporting a lot more efficient, as it will eliminate all project or processing delays.

“I’m pleased to announce the general availability of AveriSource Platform 2.0,” said David Gutzman, CEO and Managing Partner at AveriSource. “This is a game-changing solution that enables our customers and partners to accelerate their modernization strategies while leveraging the very latest in application analysis and intelligence alongside AI-powered code transformation. Our ongoing investment and product roadmap, fueled by customer success, will continue to streamline the modernization journey, harness the power of AI and deliver faster time to value for our customers.”

Hold on, we still have a few bits left to unpack, considering we still haven’t discussed in detail the new AveriSource Scan integration. Understood to be a freemium codebase assessment solution, the given integration is going to arrive with download availability on the AveriSource website or within the AWS Marketplace. In practice, it will offer support to avenues like COBOL, RPG, JCL, and Assembler for risk assessment, showcasing further compatibility for numerous technologies to conceive source statistics. Joining it is an enhanced reporting functionality where you can get access to features, such as application overview, data lineage, and code analysis. To compliment the same, the functionality also paves the way for using intuitive and self-guided tools, designed as per modernization planning requirements, to generate a comprehensive view of architecture across programs. Among other details, we have the AveriSource Builder available as a window service to help you achieve more efficient code analysis and assessment. Next to that is an expanded data dictionary support, which will thrive under the tutelage of AveriSource Discovery to speed up that earlier insight and visibility into chosen entry points, programs, variable translation, and data structures of interest. Rounding up the highlights is a two-factor authentication support to solidify security around application codebase, thus enabling IT teams to monitor and safeguard valuable application assets and stored platform insights.

“Mainframe modernization is now a priority for many IT leaders,” said Steven Dickens, VP and Practice Leader at The Futurum Group, a leading global technology advisory, media and research firm. “As AI, automation and the future of IT talent continue to shape strategy, organizations will look to technology innovators such as AveriSource to help modernize mission critical applications on the mainframe and in the cloud. For enterprises reliant on mainframe or midrange systems, building the right modernization strategy requires an experienced partner and technology roadmap to achieve success. AveriSource is well-positioned to help enterprises achieve their application modernization goals.”

Founded in 2015, AveriSource has risen up the ranks by helping businesses to eliminate the time, risk, and cost of application modernization, and guess what it does so all using a single platform. The company’s excellence in what it does can also be understood once you consider how it has already analyzed over two billion of lines of code, while simultaneously fulfilling more than 250 successful modernization projects. Trusted by various global Fortune 500 companies, AveriSource has also been recognized as an AWS Migration and Modernization ISV Partner.