December 28, 2018 Cloud Computing 0 Comments

Building Applications on the Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud development is revolutionary for a number of tech fields. However, one place  where it really outshined is in app development. With cloud integration, the  accessibility of apps has rapidly increased with the help of services such as platform  as a service, infrastructure as a service and software as a service.

Every app development company, today, is employing cloud infrastructure to  enhance the ecosystem of the apps. This technology is providing new opportunities  to both web and mobile app development.

What are new opportunities that cloud technology  advanced to app development?

Traditionally app development is limited to the machine or the hardware its built  on. Organizations are looking for applications which respond faster and ensure  accessibility from anywhere in the globe with no limitations on the device. This is  where cloud app development came into focus.

With cloud-based solutions, the apps created on the platform are accessible from  any part of the world. Moreover, there are multiple opportunities cloud technology  offers for app development.

Scalability: ​Cloud technology has the ability to scale up and down to provide  sufficient resources for the apps to function smoothly. This does not require  installing any hardware. All the servers in the cloud infra are online at any given  time. Consequently, the resources are increased or decreased as per the  requirements. It guarantees that the app doesn’t down due to insufficient  resources.

Improved Speed:​ When the apps are built on the cloud technology, they can be  tested and deployed faster than the conventional process. There is also no lag all.  The user can observe the changes or updates in real-time.

Lower Costs​: The servers or the instances on the cloud infrastructure are often  rented from large cloud provider such as Alibaba cloud, AWS, etc. The rent of these  instances is relatively lower than any other procedure. This makes app  development as the most affordable process.

Simple Functioning:​ Applications on the cloud are constantly monitored and  maintained by the cloud provider reducing dependency on the developers.   These opportunities are specific to cloud technology platforms and making app  development is an easy process.

A digital disruption in app development

Cloud technology provides unique features to the conventional app development. A  few features which are out of this digital disruption include

Comprehensive Solution​: A cloud platform is a fully integrated platform. Every  feature of the application is integrated with the cloud platform. This not allows the  app to benefit from the features of the cloud, but ensure robust security which  otherwise needs to include firewall systems. One platform provides a complete  solution for today’s app development requirement.

Gen-Nex Features​: Cloud infrastructure is embedded in several millennial features  such as social media networking and geolocation/tracking to app developers. This  is one of the major features why the businesses are rushing towards this seamless  app development.

How to make your app ready for cloud infrastructure?

The main steps included in building a cloud-ready is effortless. The common steps  include

1.  Building application is bringing services online
One of the best ways to deploy an application on the cloud platform is to  build the app as a collection of services. APIs can be employed to give access  to the services. With the architecture, one can decouple the data as and  when required. With this process, businesses/individual can provide a  bundle of services as well as individual services

2. Decoupling the data
One must understand the cloud infrastructure is a distributed network.  Hence, tightly coupling the data may not really be suitable. Once a procedure  is designed in a decoupled way, the information can be moved to another  server and run on the server. Consequently, it becomes easier to operate on  a hybrid cloud rather public or private cloud.

3. Optimization of multiple components to ensure communication
Different instances on the cloud platform constantly experience to and fro of  data. Hence optimizing communication is the most crucial process. When  the communication is not optimized, the app slows down and builds a  discrepancy. WIth communication optimization, the operations are  streamlined ensuring no lag time.

4. Modelling app for scalability
In the process of modelling the app, it is essential that the scalability is put in  mind. This modelling ensures smooth functioning of the app with the  increase in the number of users.

5. Security Integration
Security is an integral part of the app development. This is the highest  priority of any app developer. On the cloud, one can always manage identity  and access. It ensures primary security to the application. In case, if the app  prompts increased security, with WAF (Web App Firewall), security is  managed.

When you keep these five crucial steps during your cloud app development, the  development process is simplified and runs seamlessly.