Enterprise Application Modernization

There comes a time that even your most mission-critical systems must be modernized. We help companies move forward in technology, while also providing the educational and hands-on support to ensure project success.

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Application Modernization Consulting

While these are not all inclusive, here are a few areas of particular expertise:

Cloud Platforms

Helping enterprise applications migrate to, and leverage the benefits of, cloud technologies like Microsoft Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud. Learn More.

Microservices Architecture

Helping clients “break down” monolithic application into small, modular pieces that have the freedom to act independently and responsibly. Learn More.

Single-Page Applications & JavaScript

From technology selection and adoption, to adapting current data and business logic to this new architectural approach, to teaching your team how to effectively implement these technologies. Learn More.

Mainframe Modernization

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

Keyhole Consultants have significant hands-on experience helping organizations shift to new approaches within a variety of industries, stacks, and requirements. We also love knowledge transfer, so we've created a number of educational materials to help others.

We are constant learners, evolving our skills to include the newest technologies to help us better serve our clients’ needs.

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About Keyhole Software

Company

Established in 2008, Keyhole is a software consulting firm based in Kansas City and St. Louis. Our consultants are expert software architects & developers that assist nationwide clients in JavaScript, .NET, and Java solutions. Gold Microsoft Partner, AWS Partner.

Employee Consultants

Our team is singularly comprised of elite, vetted Keyhole employees with strong histories of client acclaim— hired for development skill, personality, and communication ability, they are with us long term.

Engagement Model

Free initial consultation. We work with clients on Statement of Work basis as individual consultants or entire project teams. We agree on project scope, hourly rate, and estimated timeline. No contract-to-hire or 10-99 outsourcing.

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.

Modernization Opportunities

Re-Platforming

Writeup: Transforming A COBOL App To Java.

Project Snapshot

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.

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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.

Educational Component

Current development personnel must be educated to be successful with new approaches.

Educational services include lab/lecture courses, informal hands-on exercises, and mentoring.

Popular Courses

We teach every technology we work in.

 
 

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.

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  • HQ—Kansas City

    11205 W. 79th Street Lenexa, Kansas 66214 (877)521-7769

  • Consulting Teams

    Active nationwide with strong presence in Kansas City, St. Louis, Omaha, New York, and others.

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