Rapid delivery and continuous improvement are the foundational tenets of GCT’s application services that shepherd government agencies on the journey to technology modernization.
GCT is at the forefront of the federal government’s future-focused technology initiative, driving innovative and collaborative application modernization efforts for a number of federal organizations with highly visible, critical missions. We can do the same for you.
Our experienced, cross-functional teams use a Lean-Agile framework, DevOps/DevSecOps, and continuous improvement/continuous delivery (CI/CD) to deliver high-quality, secure, and working solutions quickly.
Structurally, GCT’s modernized applications are built as a set of microservices, each that delivers specific functionality and which are organized into aggregates with transactional consistency. The modular construct of the microservices architecture enables multiple self-organizing GCT teams to develop and deploy microservices simultaneously and rapidly – with functionality that either continues to enhance the application, or that responds to changing user, security, and technology demands.
Making the Shift
After evaluating your legacy IT environment for modernization, our GCT Agile Solution Center subject matter experts will implement the shift to your new modernized – and future-aligned – application ecosystem:
- Open Source Platform GCT uses and develops open source software in our application modernization projects, eliminating the characteristic limitations of proprietary or closed-source software.
- Microservices Architecture We deliver microservices architecture on the Red Hat OpenShift Platform as a design approach in our application modernization efforts.
- Code-Based Management GCT employs Infrastructure as Code (IAC) as a practice to interact with the application’s infrastructure programmatically – to manage and automate configurations, provisioning, and deployment – using the application programming interface (API)-driven model of the cloud.
- Frequent Releases We use CI/CD practices to deliver frequent and rapid releases in small batches.
- User-Centric Design A successful user experience begins with an interface that works the way the user works. Our user-centric designs facilitate convenient, intuitive user interactions from any device.
- Real-time Tracking Our solutions integrate monitoring, alert systems, and log practices in a dashboard that provides visualization of application performance in real-time.
It’s in Our DNA
For more than 25 years, continuous improvement has been the driving force behind GCT’s incremental approach to development. As a result, the shift to Agile, DevOps/DevSecOps, and CI/CD practices has been natural and seamless for us.
Learn how our innovative application modernization efforts and use of cutting-edge practices can help YOU make the move away from the burdens of your aging, legacy technologies to more flexible, secure, and future-aligned systems that adapt easily to the shifting user, security, and technology landscapes.
The Building Blocks of a Modernized Solution
Many legacy applications are built using a monolithic architecture in which multiple layers (presentation, application, integration, and database) are developed separately, then wrapped together in a uniform EAR/WAR package. With their traditional dependencies on proprietary technologies, security issues, incompatibility with newer technologies, and limited ability to adapt as the environment or user demands shift, these large and complex applications quickly become unwieldy, costly, and inflexible.
Microservices architecture, on the other hand, encourages change – and teamwork, and is well-suited for today’s modernization efforts. Applications built with this architecture are comprised of a set of loosely coupled “microservices” – or modules – with dedicated, highly specific functionality. Microservices can be developed simultaneously by multiple teams and deployed rapidly and continuously to advance the application’s functionality and design, or remove/build in new capabilities as needs change.