How to leverage cloud computing to boost the performance of your application?

By Buxton Team / February 5, 2021

You know about the cloud, of course. In fact, you’ve probably already joined in, as Deloitte [1] states that almost 90% of global businesses have now adopted cloud-based technologies. However, of these, only 20% are choosing to integrate their processes into the cloud, which means that only a fifth of adopters are truly reaping the benefits of this technology. New developments in cloud technologies mean that by integrating your processes, you can expect transformational results.

How new developments in cloud computing services transform processes

Too many enterprises are missing an opportunity. Whilst cloud services certainly add value through IT savings and optimizing service delivery, there are many more benefits to be gained. Cloud vendors now offer an exciting range of products to bring your organization into the future.

Development in AI technology, for example, has led to the creation of tools that allow you to buy into valuable AI products without having to purchase the expensive hardware that comes with them, thanks to new compatibility with the cloud. Now, you can access services such as Amazon Web Services with machine learning software, benefiting from advanced data analysis that can transform every aspect of your business.

Cloud systems have long been associated with agility, scalability, and fiscal savings, yet these benefits may be limited if the approach to processes and application management remains tied to the old model of working silos and manual systems. DevOps and cloud-native application development can help turn this around.

DevOps is a popular means of maximizing stability and accelerating performance for IT organizations, and now this approach has developed still further, into a Noops and serverless model, facilitated by the cloud. This allows many systems to be fully automated, including vital security measures, administrative processes, and managing infrastructure.

Rather than facing the expense of maintaining servers or a data center, this cloud-based service promises significant savings, alongside almost infinite flexibility. It’s currently an emerging technology but looks likely to transform the way that IT companies operate in the future. Indeed, many providers such as Google and Microsoft already offer serverless platforms.

Maximizing the benefits of cloud computing services

If you are one of those that have already taken the step towards integrating cloud-based systems into their processes, the next stage can take your savings to another level and beyond. Cloud-native software can offer a bridge for companies who have taken their applications online. The temptation is to simply migrate your existing applications, but in doing so, you risk missing out on the very advantages of cloud-based services that you hope to capitalize on.

That’s because such legacy applications are not able to be modified to fully exploit the capabilities of cloud infrastructure. Switching to specially adapted cloud-native applications, meanwhile, ensures that you see the best possible return on your investment.

The key to leveraging the benefits of cloud services is to make sure you are fully exploiting the potential for automation. The cloud’s capabilities for application management can offer increased efficiency and performance, as well as considerable financial savings, and adopting machine learning software can optimize the vital data analysis processes that can guide your business.

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