Micro Focus has been committed to its customers' success since 1976. Like many of the Micro Focus COBOL systems that have been around for decades, CORBA systems are designed to live a long time and are often at the heart of many mission-critical customer application infrastructures. Customers are architecting new applications with services-oriented architectures and want their Orbix-, Orbacus-, and VisiBroker-based applications to be a part of these systems. With any change comes the risk of impacting the user service level commitments. Many companies are looking for a baseline for their CORBA applications because the application might not be well-documented or was part of an acquisition with no documentation at all.
The Micro Focus CORBA Application Architecture Review offering gives customers an understanding of their CORBA architecture as it is today. This is a critical step needed for any customer looking to change operating systems, move toward virtualization, or allow their CORBA-based applications to participate in modern SOA environments like Web services. We see many CORBA applications outlasting the teams that developed them, losing precious architectural awareness. An Architecture Review provides a baseline for the current development team and architects. It gives them the insight and understanding required to make important decisions on how to proceed with their application enhancements. The review gives the team the confidence that they are building future capabilities on a solid foundation.
The Architecture Review is a 5- to 10-day examination of the application's design, configuration, and deployment approach. The finished product of the review provides recommendations for practical adjustments that will improve performance and scalability, find risks to consider, and provide the base for future architectural considerations. The timeline of the review depends on the complexity of the application and will be established during a planning conference call.
Service Offering & Deliverables
This offering involves Micro Focus CORBA Solution Architects (SA) review and assess the existing operating environment, application configuration, source code, customizations, and deployment practices in order to plan improvements.
This service offering includes the following service components: