If you think about modernising IT, the following approaches are available:
- Greenfield approach
- Replacement approach
- Robotic approach
- Hybrid approach
Only a few companies find themselves in the (luxurious) situation in which a greenfield approach can be implemented. The replacement approach often causes the replacement of something less than optimal, but does not ensure future viability. The robotic approach goes one step further, but the core of the event remains untouched - and thus the seeds are put in place for a future loss of flexibility.
The hybrid approach goes one step further: monolithic systems are gradually being replaced by fast Business Services. The horizontal structure of classically programmed IT systems gives way to a vertical structure. By encapsulating the core architecture, Business Services can be integrated quickly. They can be operated independently of one another. Cloud deployments enable additional services to be started up during operation. The architectures are increasingly developing in the direction of a modular system which the user can make use of. Standardised APIs enable the seamless integration and synchronisation of data.
Future IT architecture is summarised again below:
- Best-in-class services
- Highly scalable
- Flexibly interchangeable
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