Application development is not a one size fits all model. In contrast between traditional IT department systems and cloud programming tools, there’s a lot of differences between them. These significant differences can mean slower processing times, complex integration and issues for traditional IT that consume time and resources. The best way to take on any challenges surrounding old IT infrastructure and application development is for businesses to be open to adopting new technologies to face any issues head-on.

Good news: 76% of businesses have some form of their data center infrastructure on the cloud. Better news: In 2015, 52% of enterprises with 1,000 employees or more planned on increasing their cloud spend. This number is only growing with each passing year as cloud computing takes a larger prominence in the IT-sphere.

When it comes to the growth of the cloud it impacts on application development are evident. From changes in outlining design specifications to writing code, the cloud is here to help deliver applications more efficiently. We’re here today to go over some tips and tricks for easy cloud application development. Ready to get learning? Let’s dive straight in.

Tip #1: Address Performance Issues Early On In Cloud Application Development

If you don’t address performance issues early on it can have a devastating impact on your system development. Prepare your team to work around potential network bottlenecks or latency issues. Applications need to be architected to ensure that network resources are always available. Before, applications ran on a handful of computers. Now cloud computing allows applications to run on multiple servers and even larger data centers. Create your application design with the potential server load or bandwidth in mind to make sure that everything runs smoothly from the start.

Tip #2: Understand Your Impact

The impact of cloud implementation in application development goes much further than your IT department. From internal departments such as sales or human resources to external reaches such as partners or customers, your application systems have reached. Moreover, with the cloud, your business is able to extend its systems and share data. You need to ensure that your data and all applications are secure, especially when opening up data to users outside your organization. Examine all connected components to ensure that information reaches those who need it and stays inaccessible to those who don’t.

Tip #3: Keep A Close Eye On System Resources

In order to ensure the smoothest experience in cloud application development, users need to be wary of their usage of system resources. There is a dynamic aspect to application development. System configurations are always in flux, or a virtual machine could be used for a test one day and still be running a few days later. With traditional IT systems, an oversight isn’t the end of the world. Even though this is not a major expense, thanks to the abstract nature of cloud infrastructure these costs can impact the productivity of application development. Moreover, cloud computing gives businesses the benefits of additional flexibility, better agility, and lower costs. Keep a close eye on your system resources to make sure that your development is as efficient as it can be.

Cloud application development is here to help streamline your business processes. Curious to learn more? Contact our team of experts to learn how a public cloud solution can help get your business started with the cloud.

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