Benefits of building cloud applications | SEIDOR

August 22, 2023

Benefits of building cloud applications

Thanks to cloud computing, the servers that manage data and workloads can be located in different places. This infrastructure can even be managed by third parties, which allows to contract the processing capacity in a flexible way.

This technology has facilitated the development of applications in a cloud environment, as information can be transferred quickly, as if it were being executed locally, without latency or delays. The development of faster telecommunications networks enables this latency to be reduced, making applications respond more quickly and in real time.

For the development of Apps (applications), several steps are performed, in each of which the application is prepared to be launched in the market. Thanks to DevOps practices and tools like Kubernetes, this development can be carried out remotely and, with the addition of agile methodologies, times and costs can be reduced.

Benefits of building cloud-based applications

Developing Apps in the cloud has important benefits, many of which are shared with the concept of cloud computing itself.

Some of these advantages are:

Security: According to Rapid Scale, 91% of companies consider that mobile cloud development facilitates regulatory compliance. Encrypting the data that is constantly carried over networks and stored on systems is, in fact, the key to this increased security. By encrypting the data, hackers and unauthorised people find it harder to access it.

Flexibility: Flexibility: Compared to running on a local server, the cloud gives businesses more freedom. Also, if your business needs additional bandwidth, a cloud-based service can provide it immediately, rather than requiring a complicated (and expensive) IT infrastructure upgrade.

Smart investment: Unlike hardware servers, cloud servers can be added as needed. These solutions are applicable on demand, and you only pay for what you need.

Scalable solution: Using cloud services allows you to expand your product whenever you want. Just buy additional cloud space and you're done. In the case of hardware services, this is almost impossible. You need to pay for the setup of an additional server for each individual user, which can require a lot of time and effort.

User analytics: Cloud storage helps you gain insight into which features are useful for the user and which are not, by having access to information about the user's experience with the application. This gives you an excellent opportunity to track the shortcomings of the application and improve the product in the next version.

Vendor support: By using the cloud, you don't have to worry about server infrastructure support. Failures, errors, backups and other server related things are the responsibility of the cloud provider. This way, you only need to focus on maintaining the product.

Enhanced collaboration: On a cloud-based platform, team members can view and share information easily and securely. Some platforms even offer collaboration and co-operation areas to connect employees across the company, increasing interest and engagement.

Quality assurance: All files are securely stored in a cloud-based system. You can preserve data consistency, eliminate human error and have a solid record of all edits or changes if everyone has access to the same information.

Time savings: Developing applications in the cloud saves IT departments time. As software updates and maintenance are regularly handled by the cloud provider, IT can focus on other relevant tasks.

Deployment ease: Cloud-based applications are easier to deploy than traditional ones. For example, some parts of the deployment process can be automated, such as testing the application before putting it into production. Even server provisioning can be automated.

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