DOP 195: Why Do Companies Not Replace Legacy Systems?

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2023

Show Notes

#195: Most companies have decades of legacy systems running their day-to-day business. They’re difficult to replace with newer systems, and they’re costly to maintain. But they also offer security, stability, and consistency. The challenge is deciding how to make them work in the modern world.

In this episode, we talk with Robert Cooke, CTO and Founder at 3forge, about why replacing legacy systems is not a simple as just doing it and also why open source may not be the answer that everyone thinks it is.


Robert Cooke

Robert Cooke

Robert Cooke is the Founder and Principal Architect at 3forge, a New York-based provider of data virtualization and visualization technology. 3forge has achieved significant growth over the years as a result of increasing demand for its award-winning, web-based browser AMI platform.

Before starting 3forge, Robert served in senior-level positions at Tier One banks JPMorgan Chase and Bear Stearns and the dark pool Liquidnet.

Robert has an unmatched passion for all things computer science. With over 100,000 hours of software development, his mesmerizing array of accomplishments include the creation of the distributed columnar SQL live-view database, elastic messaging platform, low latency webserver, Cross-language Compiler, web-integrated IDE, remote-debugger and real-time dashboarding/visualization suite.


Darin Pope

Darin Pope

Darin Pope is a developer advocate for CloudBees.

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic

Viktor Farcic is a member of the Google Developer Experts and Docker Captains groups, and published author.

His big passions are DevOps, Containers, Kubernetes, Microservices, Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment (CI/CD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).

He often speaks at community gatherings and conferences (latest can be found here).

He has published The DevOps Toolkit Series, DevOps Paradox and Test-Driven Java Development.

His random thoughts and tutorials can be found in his blog

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