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Many enterprise tech stacks (including mission-critical applications) run on technology that’s decades old. In fact, nearly a third of all enterprise applications are considered legacy apps. Hundreds of billions of lines of COBOL code, a 60-year-old programming language, are still in production today. Ripping and replacing all of these legacy applications would be devastating for some of the world’s largest companies.

So, why aren’t there more options for enterprises to connect these applications to other components of the modern IT stack? 

App stores like cloud app marketplaces create entire ecosystems around platforms like Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure. These marketplaces were designed to increase the utility of these platforms by connecting them to external services. The opportunity to do the same thing for legacy applications is a major unmet need. 

At Camunda, we’re working to address that need with out-of-the-box connectors for Camunda Platform 8. These connectors will serve as a “hook” between legacy applications and Camunda’s process orchestration system, making it much easier to assemble and drive automation workflows that are tailored to the organization.

Read more about how a “legacy app store” can connect the server-bound and cloud-native worlds in my latest Forbes piece: Why aren’t there app stores for legacy applications?

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