Migration of Legacy Software to Service Oriented Architecture
Source: Drexel University
Legacy software is in use at a great number of organizations. Although organizations commonly get a great deal of value from their legacy systems eventually most legacy systems need to be modernized. In order to bring software systems up to date with current technologies, businesses have two choices. They can create new software to take the place of existing systems, or they can migrate current systems into a framework which utilizes current technologies. There are many advantages to migrating existing systems. Migrating existing systems can save considerable time and money compared to writing new systems and can help avoid creation of new bugs. This paper will examines methods of migrating legacy software to a current technology, specifically service oriented architectures.