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Modern Application Development

The most successful companies recognize that it is their technology that sets them apart from the competition. To keep growing and winning business, companies need to invent new products rapidly. To promote a culture of innovation that makes this possible, successful companies continually update their methods of designing, building, and administering applications. We call this modern application development.

Modern application development gives companies a competitive edge by enabling them to innovate more rapidly. Companies that embrace innovation can complete more experiments and bring ideas to market more quickly by shifting resources from undifferentiated heavy lifting—such as administering and provisioning infrastructure—to more valuable activities.

Modern application development practices can help companies to realize the speed and agility that go with innovation. Some customers take their on-premises virtual machines (VMs) and move them (also known as lift-and-shift) to host them on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2). Other customers change the platform of their applications to a container-based model that is more optimized for the cloud. Still other companies refactor their monolithic applications and transition to a microservice-based architecture. Most companies find that when they build more cloud-native applications, they spend less time on administrative overhead and can focus more on their core business.