Chuck Lewis wrote:
LOL - no lie. I saw that yesterday and a number of analysts are nailing
Gartner for it. Interesting seeing them eat their own :-)
What I find interesting is how many of these analysts don't understand the difference between "legacy system code" and "legacy application code". The Gartner report understands the difference, and clearly indicates that it's the system code that is failing. When they talk about "20 years of legacy code" they aren't talking about applications, nobody is running applications from 1988. No, they're talking about the kernel, parts of which undoubtedly extend back that far and have been thunked up to the present day.

Gartner says you need application backwards compatibility, through virtualization. Hmm. An operating system that can be extended to new hardware without affecting existing codebase, and can even support older architectures using virtualization. Sounds like a page out of the IBM i handbook.


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