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Migrate and modernize application infrastructure


A foundation for the future

Enterprises using proprietary middleware and infrastructure often struggle with expensive platforms, applications, and vendors. Legacy technology makes it difficult to integrate with newer apps and systems, and your response to customer demand is slowed down as a result. Avoid these problems with modern application infrastructure and middleware.

Move from where you are to where you want to be

Modern middleware explained

(2:34) Learn how Red Hat accelerates application development and delivery, allowing you to get to market faster and deliver new features and value more frequently.

Application migration and modernization

A leap forward for your IT and your business

Business and IT challenges

Most organizations are struggling to keep their business running while also trying to innovate. IT departments are expected to do more, to do it faster, and to do it for less money. But it's difficult to lead your business into the future when all of your attention is focused on sustaining it.

Legacy application infrastructures are holding you back

Handling complexity is at the core of most IT problems. Redundant applications, duplicate data, and a lack of standardization frequently stem from efforts to manage complex infrastructure. When computing becomes too complex, it becomes difficult and costly to manage. Unmanaged complexity can limit your ability to do more and prevent you from moving faster.

Red Hat's migration and modernization factory

Our unique approach and experience helps you determine upfront the overall business impact and return on investment of your migration and modernization.

Red Hat has developed a "factory" approach that is standardized but flexible, repeatable, highly scalable and designed to minimize time, effort, and risk, at the lowest possible cost, with predictable business benefits.

Why migrate and modernize?

Trade high costs and vendor lock-in for freedom, productivity, innovation and reliability

An application platform migration and modernization delivers much more than cost savings; it sets the stage for more agile computing, allowing IT organizations to respond to business demands faster.

Lower cost

Red Hat's subscription model comes often at a fraction of the cost of the competition.

Avoid vendor lock-in

Our subscription model is virtualization and cloud friendly.

Re-balance maintenance and innovation

Spend less time, effort and budget to maintain your legacy infrastructure. With Red Hat, you can focus on innovation.

Become more productive with lightweight tech

Speed up application development and delivery with technologies and automation.

Remove technical debt & risk

Standardize, simplify and allow faster integration of existing applications in new projects.

Adopt agile methodologies, DevOps, or cloud

Red Hat Middleware is built with cloud, containers and DevOps in mind so you are ready to move your workloads to a private, public or hybrid cloud when YOU need it.

Red Hat customers

Red Hat Consulting offers more than just technical expertise. We're strategic advisers who take a big-picture view of your organization, analyze your challenges, and help you overcome them with comprehensive, cost-effective solutions.

Migration and modernization pathways

Core migration

The core migration takes you from proprietary or outdated middleware platforms to state-of-the-art lightweight, modular and cloud-ready middleware, and application infrastructure that makes your teams more productive and ready for the future. Typical core migration paths include:

Application server and data cache migration

From: IBM WebSphere, Oracle WebLogic, Glassfish, Apache Tomcat, JBoss AS Community, Oracle Coherence

To: Red Hat JBoss Enterprise Application Platform, Red Hat JBoss Web Server, Red Hat Data Grid

ESB & integration platforms migration

From: TIBCO, WebMethods, Sonic ESB, JCAPS, IBM Message Broker, Oracle ESB

To: Red Hat Fuse, Red Hat AMQ

BPM and decision management migration

From: IBM WODM / ILOG, IBM BPM, TIBCO ActiveMatrix, Pega, Bonita, Appian, Oracle BPM Suite, Oracle Business Rules

To: Red Hat Process Automation Manager, Red Hat Decision Manager

Application infrastructure migration

From: Mainframe to Linux/Java, Unix/Solaris/Windows to Linux, virtualization, cloud migration, storage

To: Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Red Hat Virtualization, Red Hat Enterprise OpenShift, Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Red Hat CloudForms, Red Hat OpenStack Platform, Red Hat Ceph Storage

Migration and modernization pathways

Modernization aspects

Beyond changing platforms, Red Hat Middleware and other Red Hat technologies provide great opportunities to modernize your application development and delivery:

Modularization, APIs, microservices

Breaking down monolithic applications into modules makes it easier and faster to update, build and deploy, manage API access for new projects, or turn functionality into microservices.

Application lifecycle management, continuous integration and delivery

Red Hat Middleware, OpenShift, Ansible, and other Red Hat technologies provide the foundation for continuous lifecycle management—automating application lifecycle management from development to test to production.

PaaS, private cloud, hybrid cloud, containers

A migration to Red Hat Middleware is an opportunity to move from a legacy Infrastructure to a state-of-the-art application infrastructure.


While you may not be using DevOps principles today a migration to Red Hat technologies provides the foundation for adopting DevOps culture and collaboration—when your organization is ready.

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