Today, the cloud is a part of almost every competitive organization’s vocabulary, especially as it becomes more secure and aligned to enterprise needs. Obviously, the rise of the public cloud has impacted data center products. They were built considering the needs of the on-premises data center in mind. However, with the rise of the cloud, these data center products have had to work towards building synergies with the public cloud to ensure they keep delivering value to their enterprise customers. For instance, AI applications are data-intensive and demand faster data access when on-premises data center applications aren’t so nimble as they are able to store only a certain amount of data. The cloud is an attractive solution, as it helps enterprises expand their data capabilities. This certainly requires data center products to be more flexible. ISVs, thus, must look at mission-critical product upgrade to add new capabilities into existing applications. This move entails product enhancement, re-platforming, or replacing and such modernization will be crucial to building synergies with the cloud. An important step here is assessing the capability of existing data center products. This should include a review of the application architecture and identify specific components as part of this phase, as well as functional validation. Some data center applications need migration to a more standardized ecosystem to be suitable for the cloud. This usually happens when application remediation can’t modernize the application to the desired state. During application integration with cloud platforms, it is important to consider such aspects as CI-CD pipelines, monitoring, intelligent analytics, UX/UI, etc. Also of importance – ecosystem integration. It is key for driving productivity by enabling easy automation of repetitive tasks. Consolidating legacy and new technology installations and processes into product plans enables enterprise digital transformation initiatives. Building in the ability to integrate diverse systems and data sources helps customers speed up time to market, improve efficiencies, and reduce costs. Thus nowadays developing synergies with the public cloud is imperative that will help ISVs gain necessary competitive differentiation.