With open source technology revolutionizing how DevOps systems work, many businesses running on IBM i find themselves at a crossroads if they want to stay competitive: rebuild their entire codebase from scratch, or modernize their existing application.

Many companies may also opt to do neither and continue with business as usual, but doing so comes with a high risk of depreciating right out of the market. Most savvy developers and technologists understand that future-proofing their IT is essential. But studies show that replacing a monolithic legacy application is not only a high-risk endeavor, it also isn’t cost effective when compared with a sound modernization strategy.