The Cloud Dilemma – What to do with traditional on-prem applications that are “cloud stubborn”?

We have all heard this phrase: “My app can’t be moved to the cloud… is based on AIX or IBMi…….” What is implied is that the app owner doesn’t want to re-engineer their application to all use cloud-native services, but instead wants to do a classic lift-and-shift of their application without making any application code