Developing Apps on the Cloud: Things to be Aware Of

One of the most exciting services that the cloud model offers right now is the ability to build, create and maintain applications using its framework. However, taking into consideration all the pros of developing apps on the cloud, there are certain things you need to know before using the cloud.

As the benefits of Cloud Application Development in Michigan become evident, the concept has not yet convinced all the entrepreneurs.

You are not supposed to worry about the infrastructure, the storage or even some of the services related to the maintenance and upkeep of this infrastructure. Development teams can focus on creating the application, rather than these extraneous issues. So, what are the things to look out for? Here, take a look.

  • Reliability is a big issue for cloud app developers. If your service provider goes down, your applications will go down too. The sad truth is that even if you sign up with the biggest or leading provider, there is no a guarantee that your applications will be accessible 100% of the time. As with any IT project and investments you have, be sure to have a disaster/backup plan. You should be able to deploy your applications in the cloud with a clear view of what to do just in case an outage occurs.
  • It is understandable that companies would be a little bit uncomfortable putting their data and applications in the cloud, particularly the public cloud. As an IT or business professional, you would need to identify as to which application you could put in the cloud.
  • The configurations you use locally may be a little difficult to be duplicated in the cloud, so if you are developing apps using a cloud infrastructure for the very first time, be prepared for some surprises and learn some new things, such as SQL, XML and command line tools.
  • When it comes to app development in the cloud, be sure to read what you are signing. Some providers are very strict with what you agree to do, and what not to do on their platforms.
  • On the other hand, there is the issue of lock-ins. If you create an app in the cloud using APIs and other infrastructure patterns, you may be writing code that works only on that specific platform. You can work towards this by choosing a cloud technology that is adopted broadly or a service provider that allows you to be independent.

So, keep all these things in mind and make sure that your organization is fully prepared and that you seek the services of the right provider while moving on to the cloud.

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