There comes a time that even your most mission-critical enterprise systems must be modernized. We help companies move forward in technology, while also providing educational and hands-on support to ensure project success.
Advisory & PoC Services
Strategic analysis & tailored advice for application optimization or moving toward new technology directions that bring real value.
Helping clients “break down” monolithic application into small, modular pieces that have the freedom to act independently and responsibly. Learn More.
Conversion of legacy batch and online applications to a modern distributed computing environment, including software planning, design, implementation, and coaching strategies to minimize risk. Learn More.
Recent Modernization Resources
We are constant learners, evolving our skills to include the newest technologies to help us better serve our clients' needs.
Recent Modernization Initiatives
Our experts are uniquely positioned to help our clients modernize to forward-thinking approaches.
Over many years, our expert consultants have established our company as thought leaders. Our teams have assisted companies in nearly every business industry with modernization initiatives.
Capabilities span architectural assessment, roadmap guidance, software development, and education.
This varied experience directly benefits clients: Keyhole consultants quickly come up to speed on your stack, configuration, and action items to meet project goals.
Leading a client team to cloud-hybrid microservices with OpenShift
Keyhole re-architected a large, monolithic, legacy application to a microservice-based suite of applications running in the cloud.
Technologies: Java, Microservices Architecture, Kubernetes, OpenShift, Spring Boot, AWS Cloud, React, Cypress, DevOps, Spring/Netflix OSS
The Java application was iteratively moved to containers, orchestrated by Kubernetes in the AWS Cloud. Additionally, the team introduced a React SPA-style UI and architected DevOps automation for hybrid cloud using OpenShift.
The success of this project led to the creation of a DevOps team and an enterprise-wide automation platform, supporting dozens of development teams across many disciplines.
Typical Modernization Approach
Though every project is a custom engagement, we have a generalized path for taking our clients through successful modernization. We help companies at every step, whether you are just now looking into modernization options, or are in the middle of your modernization efforts and need sharp implementers.
Analysis & Assessment
We analyze current application architecture, tooling, and environments. This can include interviews with members of your technical team to highlight architectural constraints, current practices, and blockers.
Keyhole will produce a document with identified findings, including a summary of suggestive approaches that can deliver the most value to the organization.
Strategic Modernization Planning
Using the Assessment document, Keyhole Software works with your team to help estimate and establish an incremental modernization plan to fit within established budgets.
Whether the best path is a rewrite to modern technologies (like SPA, Java or .NET), code transformation, migration from proprietary solutions to open source or cloud, or another approach, our consultants work with your team directly to plan successfully.
Current development personnel must be educated to be successful with new approaches.
Educational services include lab/lecture courses, informal hands-on exercises, and mentoring.
Architecture Elaboration and Strategic Plan Implementation
Keyhole Principal Consultants follow the modernization plan. Keyhole helps put in place automated DevOps and SDLC mechanisms for building, testing, and deployment, in addition to architectural frameworks and tools.
Additional services are provided as needed. The goal is to leave your team in control of your modern application with the education and experience to be successful - whatever it takes to do so.