Cloud-based application solutions are becoming more and more popular. By some estimates, that computing market is expected to reach over $300 billion by next year. Using cloud computing for application development, particularly in tech-heavy centers like Colorado, definitely has its advantages. There’s no wonder that people are flocking to this ever-improving technology. Here are its pros:
Scaling: Application development in a cloud-based infrastructure can be scaled massively, compared to traditional server hosting. Traditional means require significant planning and time. Any portion of your application can be scaled much more easily and much quicker using this new infrastructure.
Wider geographic reach: Cloud services allow for hosting data centers around the globe, and are not tied to one particular geographic location. So say you’re in Colorado– well, your hosting software does not also have to be in Colorado; your data centers can be hosted anywhere. Typically, data centers are tied to one particular location which can be expensive and hinder your growth, limiting your reach.
Cost-effectiveness: As previously mentioned, using traditional means of server hosting, application development can be a slow and arduous process, which also means it can be costly. Traditional data centers require cost upfront, and you may be paying for usage you do not even need. Since cloud services follow more of a “pay as you go” model, you only pay for what you need. Then it’s easy to increase your usage when you’re ready.
Time-saving: So not only are traditional means of server hosting less cost-effective, and more limiting in terms of geographic location, they also mean your development time is longer. The cloud offers efficiency! Reducing application development time means increasing productivity.
Mitigating disaster: Redundancy is key! When you’ve put a significant amount of time, energy, and money into application development, the last thing you want is to be missing the safe-guards protecting your investment. Cloud-based services allow for greater redundancy and disaster recovery, meaning your work is protected without any extra investment. You will have the peace of mind knowing that whatever you’re developing is protected by back-up protocols.
Technology is always rapidly expanding and improving at a rate that’s sometimes incomprehensible. Knowing your options is key, no matter if your area of interest is big data analytics, custom app development, or integration. If you have questions about modernizing any of your systems in tech centers like Colorado, Everest Consultants Inc. can help. Visit their site to learn more.
Everest Inc. helps companies with cloud application development in Colorado and throughout the United States.