Application modernization remains a hot topic for a variety of reasons, including the need to increase business agility and
address the scalability issues inherent in monolithic applications. The advent of cloud services provided a ready platform
for modernizing applications, and the variety of cloud-native services provides the flexibility to support modernization
across the spectrum from lift and shift to refactoring to a complete rearchitecture of the application. In fact, in a recent
PulseMeter (1), we found that 36% of respondents most frequently used lift and shift for modernization and another 30%
most often re-factored the application.