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Why application modernization projects fail: Insights from new research

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Application modernization is a top priority for many companies. So why do 79% of these projects fail?

To find out, Red Hat partner vFunction commissioned a research study that explored the roles of architects and executives in application modernization projects. Insights include what architects want executives to know about these projects, where the two groups align, and which aspects they see differently.

Join this webinar to learn what successful projects tend to have in common.

vFunction’s Chief Ecosystem Officer Bob Quillin will discuss key research insights, including:

  • Cost and length of an average modernization project
  • Key differences between executives and architects
  • Significant obstacles to modernization, including cost, risk, complexity, and organizational pushback

Live event date: Wednesday, September 14, 2022 | 11 a.m. ET 

On-demand event: Available for one year afterward


Bob Quillin

Chief Ecosystem Officer, vFunction

Bob leads developer advocacy for vFunction and previously led developer relations for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). He was cofounder and CEO of StackEngine (acquired by Oracle in 2015), a pioneer in cloud-native computing with a platform for developers and DevOps teams to build, orchestrate, and scale enterprise container applications. A serial entrepreneur, Bob was previously CEO of cloud monitoring SaaS startup CopperEgg (acquired by IDERA in 2013) and held executive and startup leadership roles at Hyper9, nLayers, EMC, and VMware.

Markus Nagel

Senior Architect, Red Hat

In his more than 25 years in the IT industry, Markus has seen a lot of technologies, patterns, and frameworks emerge, evolve, mature, and become technical debt. During his last five years at Red Hat, Markus' focus as a Senior Architect has been application migration and modernization (AMM). In this role, he is a major contributor to Red Hat's approach to application modernization and supports customers across EMEA on their journeys to modernize application architecture and embrace DevOps and GitOps ways of working. Passionate about open source principles, Markus also shares his experience with the Konveyor.io community and leads Red Hat’s AMM community of practice.

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