vFunction launches the first and only platform purpose-built to automatically, efficiently, and intelligently transform complex, monolithic Java applications into microservices with a scalable, repeatable factory model. Cofounded by experienced serial entrepreneurs CEO, Moti Rafalin, CTO, Amir Rapson, and Systems Architect, Ori Saporta, this will optimize the benefits of the cloud and eliminate the time, risk and cost constraints of completing modernizing business applications manually.
vFunction has received $12.2M in seed funding. Moreover, it will enable companies to have a competitive edge because many businesses rely on Java applications but face urgent mandate to move to the cloud as quickly as possible. This is because the cloud helps retain competitive market positioning, innovate their businesses and respond to unexpected events like COVID-19 while monolithic Java applications require substantial manual maintenance, expensive licensing, critical changes, and on-going enhancements to retain their business value.
“We spent over three years perfecting the vFunction technology to ensure we were helping our customers unlock the true value of the cloud for the 80% of the workloads that aren’t yet cloud native,”
said Moti Rafalin, CEO and Co-founder, vFunction.
“vFunction provides developers, CTOs and system architects the opportunity to increase business and engineering velocity, by enabling and accelerating enterprises’ journey to cloud-native architecture, without the steep time commitment, high cost and significant risk associated with the modernization approaches that exist today.”
vFunction is the first and only cloud modernization platform that enables the enterprise to modernize legacy Java applications and realize the true benefits of the cloud: elasticity, reduced cost, and restored engineering velocity. It combines dynamic analysis, static analysis, data science and automation and extracts any service from a monolith to transform it into a microservice.
vFunction enables IT teams to rapidly scale their modernization initiatives by bringing monoliths in and microservices out. It prioritzes some applications to modernize first and estimates schedules, and manages the modernization process, including the actual auto-extraction of microservices into separate compilable projects. With vFunction’s Modernization Factory Dashboard and Application Complexity Assessment feature, enterprises can prioritize, manage, control, measure and track enterprises’ full modernization process from start to finish.
vFunction is built for cloud native because of its design for microservice extraction, creation and deployment to Kubernetes or any cloud platform. vFunction also detects and eliminates code that is no longer executed, reducing dead code, security issues, risk and unnecessary maintenance.
Ashmeet Sidana, Founder and Chief Engineer of Engineering Capital states
“vFunction’s technology takes what was once a daunting, manual, modernization task that could take months to complete, and reduces that to a matter of hours. vFunction helps developers and system architects deliver on the real value of the cloud – value that “lift and shift” methods don’t solve, as these methods don’t allow for real cloud benefits.”
vFunction’s automated domain-driven processes accelerate manual refactoring by 10x and save $300-500K+ per app. Manual methods do not compare to vFunctions business velocity.
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