App Modernization

App Modernization is a service offered by Semantive that helps businesses transform their outdated, legacy software into modern, cloud-native applications.

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As technology continues to evolve at an unprecedented pace, legacy applications can quickly become outdated and expensive to maintain, hindering business growth and innovation.

We offer a solution to this problem, allowing businesses to revamp their legacy applications and take advantage of the latest technologies.

While moving legacy applications to the cloud has become a common practice, it can also pose significant risks, such as overprovisioning – as these applications may not be optimized for cloud environments. They are often monolithic and tightly coupled, making it difficult to scale or modify without affecting other components, requiring provisioning a fixed amount of resources that may not be fully utilized.

We work closely with our clients to develop a customized plan for their software modernization project. Our team analyzes architecture and code of legacy software and identifies areas that need rewriting, ensuring that the modernized application is modular and loosely coupled, with each component performing a specific function and communicating with other components through APIs, making it well-optimized for cloud environments. We also leverage containerization, microservices, and serverless architecture to ensure optimal resource utilization and cost savings, helping businesses avoid the risk of overprovisioning and reduce their overall IT costs.

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What We Do

The process of modernization involves different components based on the modernization objectives such as: 

  • microservices-based architecture
  • containerization 
  • infrastructure automation 
  • CI/CD 
  • built-in security and compliance 
  • disaster recovery and high

The containerization process begins by encapsulating the legacy application and all its dependencies into a lightweight and portable container, ensuring seamless operation across various cloud platforms. This strategy facilitates an efficient and scalable deployment process, allowing the container to be effortlessly transferred and executed on any cloud infrastructure.

Next, we decompose the monolithic architecture into smaller, more manageable microservices, each capable of independent development, deployment, and scaling. To further optimize resource utilization and cost savings, we harness serverless architecture, leveraging a suite of AWS technologies including AWS Lambda, AWS Fargate, Amazon API Gateway, and Amazon DynamoDB.

AWS Lambda empowers us to execute code without the need for server provisioning or management, ensuring payment solely for utilized compute time. Simultaneously, AWS Fargate allows us to run containers without the burden of managing underlying infrastructure, simplifying the deployment and administration of containerized applications.

This comprehensive approach enhances application resilience, scalability, and maintenance simplicity. It effectively addresses the drawbacks of monolithic architecture, such as single points of failure and reduced application agility. Furthermore, it facilitates dynamic scaling in response to demand, ensuring efficient resource utilization and decreasing the overall total cost of ownership.

By incorporating advanced AWS services such as Amazon RDS, Amazon Aurora, Elastic Load Balancing (ELB), and utilizing infrastructure as code tools like Terraform, we ensure robustness, scalability, and cost-effectiveness throughout the modernization journey.

AWS Lambda

serverless computing for running code without provisioning or managing servers

AWS Fargate

a serverless compute engine for containers that allows you to run containers without managing servers or clusters

Amazon API Gateway:

a fully managed service that makes it easy for developers to create, publish, maintain, monitor, and secure APIs at any scale


a fully managed container orchestration service that makes it easy to run, stop, and manage containers on a cluster


makes it easy to run Kubernetes on AWS without needing to install, operate, and maintain your own Kubernetes control plane

Amazon DynamoDB

a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale

Amazon RDS and Amazon Aurora

managed relational databases that provide cost-efficient and resizable capacity while automating time-consuming administration tasks


automatically distributes incoming application traffic across multiple targets, such as Amazon EC2 instances, containers, and IP addresses


an open-source IasC tool that allows you to define and provision cloud infrastructure using a declarative configuration language and allows you to set up and manage the infrastructure for each microservice in a consistent and reproducible manner

Why Choose Semantive for Legacy App Modernization?

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Holistic Approach: Complex App Modernization

We understand that the modernization of legacy applications involves more than just moving them to EC2 instances in the cloud. We use AWS technologies to maximize your app functionality, scalability, and efficiency.

Expertise: AWS-certified Professionals

Our team is composed of AWS-certified professionals who have in-depth knowledge on different cloud-native technologies aligned with AWS best practice cases, to modernize even the most complicated legacy applications.

Project Management: Fully Agile Approach

We collaborate closely with our clients throughout the entire modernization process, from the initial analysis and planning stages to the development, QA, and deployment phases, so projects are delivered on-time, on-budget, and well-tested.

App Modernization

Efficient and scalable deployment: The containerization process enables lightweight and portable containers that can be easily transferred and run on any cloud infrastructure, facilitating an efficient and scalable application deployment process.
Independent development and scalability: Breaking down the monolithic architecture into smaller microservices allows for independent development, deployment, and scaling of individual components, increasing agility and manageability.
Cost optimization and resource utilization: Leveraging serverless architecture with AWS Lambda and AWS Fargate optimizes resource utilization and cost savings.
Improved resilience and scalability: The modernization approach enhances application resilience, scalability, and maintainability. It mitigates monolithic architecture limitations, enables dynamic scaling, and reduces total cost of ownership.

How do we work?

Step 1: Pre-workshop

  1. Client request
  2. Discovery call
  3. Legal Documentation
  4. Information Request via Questionnaire
  5. Modernization assessment 
  6. Workshop Objectives and Expectations
  7. Participant Roles and Contributions
  8. Personalized Business Case
  9. Follow-up and Next Steps

Step 2: Qualification

  1. Organizations Already in the Cloud
  2. Hybrid Infrastructure Users
  3. Recently Migrated Workloads
  4. Aspiring "Cloud-First" Organizations
  5. Challenges in Cloud Adoption
  6. Cloud Cost Management Struggles
  7. Value Extraction from Cloud Investments
  8. Cross-Functional Teams
  9. Decision-Makers and Strategists

Step 3:Interactive workshop

  1. Modernization Fitting
  2. Rapid Cloud Journey Prototyping
  3. Interactive Work on MIRO
  4. AWS Funding Options
  5. Navigating the Cloud Adoption
  6. Process
  7. Next Steps and Cost Considerations
  8. Actionable Results
  9. Comprehensive Roadmap and Cloud
  10. Maturity
  11. Practical Implementation
  12. Strategic Alignment Process

Step 4: Post-workshop

  1. Holistic Integration of Workshop Results
  2. Hands-On Experience Translated into
  3. Roadmap
  4. Continued Support Through Semantive
  5. Offering
  6. Comprehensive Record for Future
  7. Reference
  8. Dynamic Workshop Record on MIRO
  9. Board+PDF Document

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