November 23, 2020

Modernize and rebuild applications to be fully cloud-native

The cloud computing market has grown into a complex ecosystem of cloud-enabled technology and services. The portion of enterprise IT spend dedicated to cloud computing is increasing. By 2022, worldwide public cloud service market will grow to $331.2 billion, spending on Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) is predicted to increase to $76.6 billion, Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to $31.8 billion, and Cloud Application Services (SaaS) to $143.7 billion. Gartner

By making the shift to cloud application development, enterprises can benefit from on-demand computing resource power, pay-as-you-go features, easy scalability, to the use of the latest technology stack.


Shades of Cloud Computing Services

Enterprises that are further along the road of digital transformation that are looking for ways to add business value by enhancing capabilities are revamping application development and delivery models. To rebuild applications to be fully cloud-native, they are running PaaS layers in containers instead of lifting and shifting to IaaS.

What’s the difference between aPaaS and PaaS and the capabilities that define it? Find out.


Why Cloud Development Platforms Have Become Mainstream in Application Development and Deployment

CIOs, IT leaders and developers are increasingly adopting cloud based application development platforms, owing to the benefits of productivity and simplicity. Moreover, as aPaaS or cloud-based app development becomes more disruptive with Docker technology, it is further urging enterprises to rethink how they develop and deliver applications, manage innovation, and address IT workloads and time-to-market pressures.

Consider the advantages of cloud application development services that will make you rethink application development.

Availability – Users have access to the software at all times with cloud application platforms. Applications are available to the user as long as they have a stable internet connection and can access the software at any time using a web browser.

Innovative Technology – Enterprises using cloud application platforms have access to the latest technology stack and that gives them a competitive advantage in creating the next big thing or to claim market share over their competitors.

Mobility – Cloud application platforms are exposed to data and are integrated with APIs which can be accessible using applications on a user’s phone, or mobile device at any point in time. This enables users to carry their work with them and can access applications at any time.

Collaboration – With cloud application platforms, users can collaborate and share content or develop applications. This capability allows the clients to be involved in projects and can reduce time-to-market and improve product development and customer service.

Flexibility – Enterprises can customize their cloud requirements based on their need. For instance, more capacity can be provisioned during peak times and de-provisioned during off peak times. In the case of traditional methods, enterprises would have to invest in large capacity servers and storage which will end up sitting idle during off peak times.

Cost and risk – Enterprises save on millions of dollars before receiving an ROI when they opt for a cloud application platform. Enterprises do not need to invest in physical servers and data centers as in the case of traditional computing resources and therefore reduce the cost and the risk.

Why WaveMaker is the Go-To Platform for Cloud App Development

WaveMaker is an aPaaS platform that has cloud-native architecture and provides a lightweight, resource-optimized environment for rapid application development (RAD). By supporting massive scaling and enabling development of ready-to-go applications with one-click testing and deployment to cloud pipelines, WaveMaker offers scalability, agility, portability, security, speed and cost effectiveness across the application development lifecycle.

Massive application scaling – Cloud-native architecture supporting massive application scaling

Speed and agility – With one-click deployment and testing, Docker container powered deployment to cloud providers and Kubernetes environment, applications are ready-to-go for release in the cloud.

Portability and security – By offering a lightweight, resource-optimized environment, based on a Docker containerization model, applications developed are portable and secure deployment is ensured.

Take a walkthrough of Wavemaker’s Cloud-Enabled Platform.

WaveMaker supports hybrid as well as multi cloud app deployments. The workloads can work also on on-premise on your own infrastructure. If you are using one of the public cloud providers you can span your instances across and have applications be deployed as containers on any of the cloud providers of your choice.

Power-Packed Features of WaveMaker’s Cloud Development Platform:

Visual development : Drag-and-drop UI creation for faster development and change management.

Easy integration : Connect to databases, APIs, web services and data siloed in legacy systems.

Multi-device support : Create responsive web applications and hybrid mobile apps so that applications are available across all devices and form factors.

Extensive customization :  Ability to customize all aspects – HTML, CSS, JavaScript and backend services

Docker container technology : Quicker and seamless provisioning of containers for apps built. Giving ease to create development and testing environments.

Instant deployment : One-click deployment and option to run on-premise and zin private cloud and public cloud.

UI templates : Provides a library of out-of-the-box web and mobile templates to jumpstart application’s UI development.

Granular security : Ability to integrate with popular authentication providers and control authorization at different levels.

Enterprises that used WaveMaker Cloud Development Platform have experienced:

67%  faster application development than traditional software delivery

80%  lesser coding required compared to traditional software development

75%  lower maintenance costs than traditional software life cycle