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Benefits of Custom Cloud Application Development
Software products and services running on cloud infrastructure are cheaper to maintain and easier to scale than applications running on traditional on-premise infrastructure. The price you pay per instance will decrease and the number of features will increase as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure continue to compete for market share. As you define your cloud strategy, the strengths and weaknesses of each platform should be evaluated against your performance, compliance and functional requirements.
When you migrate your existing applications to public, private or hybrid cloud infrastructure, you may need to re-architect some applications to optimize performance and reduce your total cost of ownership. Depending on your budgetary and time constraints it may make sense to rewrite some or all your legacy applications using modern open source languages like Ruby on Rails (RoR), Python, Scala or Node.js. Like the cloud infrastructure you migrate your applications to, these modern languages enable your development team to iterate and extend your existing applications faster while following agile development principles.
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When considering a move to the cloud, know that the perceived benefits can be short-lived if you don’t start with a plan that puts cloud computing in the context of your overall business strategy. Take into account how it will affect performance, connectivity, and security.
While picking your long term cloud strategy, here are three major elements that you should keep in mind:
- Pin down all the advantages and disadvantages your current infrastructure has given you Looking into your current infrastructure will give you the best idea about what type of cloud computing and resources your company will need to help it grow. This is a crucial step. You can’t assume what resources you will need. Let data guide you here. The majority of the organizations we’ve worked with who looked into their cloud consumption discovered an average of 10 times more unauthorized or unsanctioned IT applications than they estimated. And most of the data stored in those applications was corrupted and unsafe.
- Consider your choices
You have two choices here: “BUILD or BUY” or “BUILD and BUY.” The right choice will help you expand the cloud’s capability to fit your business needs. For a hybrid-ready private cloud, “BUILD and BUY” will be apt as it is best when it comes to maximizing the advantages of a private cloud to the public cloud. A hybrid private cloud helps you control your environment and makes you resilient enough to exploit public cloud resources as needed. Beyond any increased capital expenditures, the right as-a-service (aaS) offers you a means to enhance your existing resources and optimizes the time of your staff.
- Plan for the future
A well-planned cloud strategy will be capable of quickly adapting to your changing business needs. You should also anticipate the relevant impact on your business in terms of customer expectations, cost, security, the capability to adapt quickly, and speed of execution. Your cloud strategy shouldn’t lead to an architectural and a business “dead end” either by vendor constraints or by the lack of open standards. Rather, the strategy should help you keep pace and scale with emerging business needs and market requirements.
Custom Cloud Applications: Know your deployment options—Public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid cloud?
Several different cloud computing models, types, and services have evolved to meet the rapidly changing technology needs of organizations. There are 3 ways in which you can deploy cloud services: on a private cloud, public cloud, or hybrid cloud.
This combines a public cloud with a private cloud or on-premises infrastructure. Hybrid clouds allow apps and data to move in between these two environments. Due to business imperatives such as meeting data sovereignty and regulatory requirements, many companies choose a hybrid cloud approach, taking complete advantage of their investment in on-premises tech or addressing low latency issues.
Pros of the hybrid cloud:
- For workloads or sensitive assets that require low latency, your company can maintain a private infrastructure.
- You only have to pay for extra computing power when you need it, what with the ability to scale to the public cloud.
- When you need them, you can always take advantage of the resources available in the public cloud.
- Phasing in workloads over time, you can migrate gradually. Transitioning to the cloud needn’t be overwhelming.
This is the most common type of cloud computing deployment. Cloud resources like storage and servers are operated and delivered over the internet and owned by a third-party cloud service provider. When you opt for a public cloud, all software, hardware, and supporting infrastructure is managed and owned by your cloud provider. So you share the same storage, hardware, and network devices with other cloud “tenants” or organizations. Public cloud deployments are used frequently to provide online office applications, web-based email, testing, and storage and development environments.
Pros of public clouds:
- To meet your business needs, on-demand resources will be available.
- You pay only for the service you use, and here you won’t have to buy hardware or software.
- Your service provider has to handle maintenance.
- When you pick a competent provider, there’ll be a vast network of servers to ensure against failure.
Here the cloud computing resources are used exclusively by your company. The private cloud can be hosted by your service provider or located at your company’s on-site data center. However, the services and infrastructure in a private cloud will have to be maintained on a private network. The hardware and software are dedicated to your company solely. So a private cloud will make it smoother for you to customize your resources to meet your IT requirements. This is often used by mid-to large-size businesses with business-critical operations looking for enhanced control over their environment.
Pros of a private cloud:
- To meet your specific business needs, your company can customize its cloud environment.
- Compared to on-premises infrastructure, private clouds often offer more scalability.
- Higher levels of privacy and control are possible as resources are not shared with others.
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CognitiveCloud’s Custom Cloud Application Development Services
We consider your business requirements, perform a thorough assessment of your present and future technology needs and offer you the best cloud experience for your business as a part of our comprehensive cloud deployment services. Below are our key capabilities:
Cloud Consulting Services
We assist you with strategic consultation, planning for cloud architecture, assessment of cloud readiness, preparing for delivery and support.
Cloud-enabled App Development
Leverage the cloud for a multitude of your app development needs and get the best of efficiency, speed-to-market, agility, and cost savings.
Performance Optimization and Continuous Deployment
Wherever needed, we implement the continuous deployment process and prepare for a continuous integration setup. We help optimize the performance of your system once implemented with the latest version updated to ensure you get the best of system performance.
Cloud App Integration and Migration
We develop apps to migrate your legacy applications to the cloud to help you leverage the benefits offered by this technology. We integrate your cloud applications either with other cloud-based applications or with existing ones and provide cloud-to-cloud integration services or on-premises to cloud services.