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SODEC JAPAN 2021 | Empowering Digital Transformation through DevOps and App Modernization

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SODEC JAPAN 2021 | Empowering Digital Transformation through DevOps and App Modernization

Exist, a global consulting and IT solutions leader continues its pursuit to promote empowerment in Digital Transformation through DevOps and App Modernization with its participation in SODEC 2021 Autumn.

Software & Apps Development Expo (SODEC Spring) is Japan’s largest exhibition showcasing a wide range of products for the development, operation, and maintenance of software and apps. A large number of IT Enthusiasts from all around the globe visit SODEC every year to conduct business discussions with exhibitors.

The event was made possible by the Philippine Software Industry Association (PSIA), supported by the Philippine Government, Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT), and with the cooperation of the Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Philippine Embassy in Japan and the Philippine Ministry of Trade and Industry’s Export Marketing Bureau (DTI-EMB). The 29th Japan IT Week 2021 Autumn was held at Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan, for three days, from October 27th to 29th, 2021

The recent outbreak of COVID-19 has enabled large-scale businesses to create remote working facilities and remote access of the workforce to their data; fortunately, many enterprises have succeeded in keeping average to minimal decline in productivity. Businesses from various industries have supplied all necessary infrastructure and security support to their clients and employees to maintain company continuity throughout this period. As a result of these circumstances, enterprises are accelerating their migration to modernized infrastructures and advancing their legacy systems and applications; This only indicates the increased demand for the service.

According to a new analysis published by Valuates Reports, The global Application Modernization Services market size is projected to reach US$ 43350 million by 2027, from US$ 16200 million in 2020, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 15.1% during 2021-2027. Application modernization is the refactoring, re-purposing, or consolidation of legacy software programming to align it more closely with current business needs.

DevOps, on the other hand, is expanding and integrating with numerous technological advances such as machine learning and AI, which will gain traction not just this year but also in the future. “The global DevOps market exhibited strong growth during 2015-2020. Looking forward, the global DevOps market to grow at a CAGR of around 21% during 2021-2026.” – According to Businesswire research conducted in June of this year.

Exist will continue to innovate and provide comprehensive solutions through DevOps and Application Modernization as part of our mission to empower digital transformation.

Check out our products and services to learn more about how we can help your enterprise accelerate. Start your digital transformation journey now!

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EXIST showcases the importance of Application Modernization and DevOps at SODEC JAPAN 2021

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EXIST showcases the importance of Application Modernization and DevOps at SODEC JAPAN 2021

Companies that are striving to innovate their systems to adapt to the fast-changing business landscape continue to expand as demand for DevOps and App Modernization grows. With our end-to-end IT solutions and services, Exist can help you plan and implement your digital journey to meet evolving client demands, regulatory changes, and global market opportunities in today’s digital economy.

Today as part of Japan’s Autumn IT Week 2021, Exist participates in the Software and App Development Exhibition (SODEC) in Makuhari Messe, Chiba, Japan. With the support from the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT); and the cooperation of the Ministry of Trade and Investment of the Philippine Embassy in Japan, and the Department of Trade and Industry, along with the Export Marketing Bureau.

Exist Software Labs will share their knowledge and skills in giving current solutions to the dynamic changes in the business relating to DevOps and App Modernization via a video confirmation system. 

Don’t miss out! Know more about how you can modernize your system, improve efficiency and compete at a global scale with confidence. Be sure to drop by our booth at Japan IT Week SODEC 2021 at Makuhari Messe, booth number 31-49, which will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. JST until October 29, 2021.

We want to meet you in SODEC 2021!

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Creating a Flexible and Affordable DevOps Kickstarter Webinar Highlights

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Speaker: Mr. Dennis De Vera | Exist Tech Architect

The primary purpose of DevOps implementation is to accelerate software delivery and increase business agility. The enterprise-wide impact that it can bring has been more evident, and much desired by businesses who want to remain at the top of their games. Although transitioning to DevOps can be vital to business success, challenges along the way might become overwhelming.

This session was organized to give an introduction to DevOps and assist businesses at the early stage of their DevOps journey.

Why DevOps; What is the fuss all about?

DevOps is a culture-changer. It is a process wherein each individual should be able to contribute to their own little way for it to be successful. Most of the time, it is correlated to your build automation. Build automation is directly correlated to your CI/CD pipeline.


How mature is your automation strategy?

Continuous integration

The process wherein you have a central source code repository. A developer can commit code, build, validate, compile, test, and can build an artifact out of it.

Continuous Delivery

The process wherein you deploy your application to your QA server, do the necessary tests and deploy it to your UAT servers for end-users to validate. The goal here is to automate it/deploy it to your UAT server and subsequently, to your production server with just a click of a button.

Continuous Deployment

The application is deployed into production. With the help of your continuous integration and continuous delivery, the right set of tools, and the right set of configurations, you won’t need an individual to put an application to production. With this automation, the risk of having human-errors is alleviated.


What is Application Modernization

It is the process of breaking down a monolithic application into smaller pieces to make changes faster, allowing you to deploy just a specific module, or augment a new feature without having to deploy the whole ecosystem. Having smaller pieces of codes or features with a smaller set of individuals participating in the process makes the process more agile than in monolithic setup.

Implementation of DevOps in Your Organization

There is no such thing as a generic DevOps because of different things to take into consideration such as:

Deployment Environment

We first have to assess if the existing pipelines and continuous integration are working before going into production.


Continuous integrations usually need to have access to download and upload artifacts. You have to consider firewalls, bandwidth, security, and other stuff under Connectivity.

Type of Application

You have to consider whether you want to build a web application, a mobile application, or a desktop application.


Without the proper infrastructure, you will not be able to start anything. Under this, you should consider whether going on the cloud, on-premise, or hybrid.

Software Licenses

Should you go directly for enterprise licenses, or can you go for an open-source first? If you are already subscribed to a cloud provider, can you utilize those tools, and if these aren’t enough, can I choose for the other options?


You need to have the right people to guide your organization in making sure that you are implementing it the correct way, people who are experienced in building this kind of environment. You also need to have some changes in management.

Infrastructure – Cloud


    • Less management
    • Resiliency and scalability
    • Built-in tools for CI/CD
    • Cost (Opex vs. Capex, pay as you go)


    • Connectivity

Infrastructure – On-Premise


    • Complete control of infrastructure
    • Complete control of data


    • Harder to scale
    • Maintainability
    • OS Licenses

Infrastructure – Hybrid


    • Best of both worlds


    • Latency
    • Specific hardware to bare metal to match cloud infrastructure
    • Cloud compatibility

Software – Licensed


    • Support
    • Larger List of features
    • InfoSec Compliance
    • Highly Scalable


    • Cost

Licensed Tools:

    • ThoughtWorks
    • Urban Code
    • Perforce
    • Bamboo
    • GitLab
    • Jenkins

Software – Open-Source


    • No License Cost
    • Easy to Jumpstart


    • Support
    • Restricted Scalability
    • Non-Enterprise Grade Standard

Open-Source Tools:

    • Jenkins
    • Teamcity
    • GitLab
    • Sonar
    • Ansible

Open-source is more recommendable for starters since it won’t have license cost and it is easier to set up.

Software – Cloud Tools


    • Less Management
    • Scalability and Resiliency
    • Fast Development
    • Pay as You Use


    • Dependent on Deployment Locations (e.g. On-Premise
    • Network

Cloud Tools:

    • Microsoft Azure
    • GitLab Runner
    • Docker

DevOps as a Culture

How does DevOps affect each individual within your organization?



    • They will guide your organization in implementing the right tools, the right configurations, and the right strategies for you to be able to successfully implement a DevOps culture within your organization.

Project Team

    • DevOps will make the process more transparent to project managers, making each individual more accountable for what they need to deliver and improve the delivery process.
    • DevOps will make sure that the developers are responsible for their codes from the point that they committed it until the code reaches the production.
    • DevOps will allow QAs to make more tests which secure the improvement and quality of the deliverable.
    • Faster deployments mean faster the end-users can also see the output faster, which will allow the business analysts to get a clearer understanding of the end-users’ perspective.
    • Some of the deployment tasks will be from the infrastructure through DevOps. This will let them focus on more specific tasks like improving the infrastructure, security, network connectivity, compatibility of hardware to software.
    • DevOps will be a new participant in the project team which will serve as the bridge between the developers and the infrastructure team. This person will also be responsible for streamlining the process and making sure that the process will be improved over time.


    • Management – The more efficient the process and people are, the faster it will be to release into production. Work will be done faster. By making your people more effective, the management can minimize their operating costs.
    • Sales & Marketing – It will be easier to sell products since they can be launched earlier in the market. It will also let the business cope up with competitors with a faster process of delivering the product to the customer.
    • Finance – Costs will be down, while sales will be up. Thus, making the company more financially stable.
    • Human Resource – HR can hire employees on a more specific scale to supplement the existing teams.
    • Product Owners – They can see the product in the market and easily compare it to competitors, and easily make adjustments to stay one step ahead.

What Is Our Success Criteria?

    • Improve turnaround time
    • Improve the quality of deployment
    • Automate the deployment process
    • Streamline the process