Cloud Development Services
SaaS and PaaS
Cloud development is creating apps or applications where cloud-based and local components work together. This model relies on remote servers for processing logic that is accessed through a web browser.
Cloud applications typically reside on remote servers in data centers operated by third party cloud service infrastructure providers like Microsoft Azure or Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Benefits of cloud apps
Fast response to business needs
Cloud applications can be updated, tested, and deployed quickly providing businesses with fast market times and agility. This speed has defined how business operations can shift as demands change.
Infrastructure management can be outsourced to third-party cloud providers like Microsoft Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
As demand rises or falls, available capacity can be adjusted to save on cost or increase availability.
Third-party data sources and storage services can be accessed with an application programming interface (API). Cloud applications can be kept smaller by using APIs to hand data to applications or API-based back-end services for processing or analytics computations, with the results handed back to the cloud application. APIs can give consistency that can speed development and yield predictable results.
Bringing legacy, on-premises applications to a cloud architecture in steps, allows components to be implemented on a gradual basis.
The size and scale of data centers run by major cloud infrastructure and service providers, along with competition among providers, has led to lower prices. Cloud-based applications can be less expensive to operate and maintain than having on-premises hardware.
Improved data sharing and security
Data stored on cloud services is instantly available to authorized users. Centralized data managed by IT operations personnel is more easily backed up on a regular schedule and restored should disaster recovery become necessary.