Are you someone who has a business, website, portal, or applications but does not find good reach to your end-users and customers? Many businesses have failed because they were not able to reach out to the customer properly. Many built the app for better reach. Since the user interface was not so user friendly, it could not suffice the purpose of having it. Today nobody wants to work on older technologies. You may hardly find some choosing the desktop version of apps for work. Below are the reasons why desktop versions could not last long,
- Systems Requirement: to get the desktop app, you always have to check system specifications or the prerequisites to run the same. Hence, it becomes quite cumbersome.
- Inappropriate data: The data used or managed most of the time are approximate, cannot pull as on data. It will always give backdated data.
- No real-time tracking: The information pulled from the system will always be backdated.
- Require too much manual work. Since it is a desktop, it always depends on the data that has been filled into it. Hence, it always requires putting the data manually.
The market has been fluently witnessing that the businesses with the foundation of software have brought drastic changes in the technology world. The stability of these businesses is dependent upon their rapid pace of pioneering ideas and their implementation. Their efficient way of reaching their customers via the most useful technology in hand and their availability to provide services to their customers has no match. Clearly, switching to the cloud has given these industries an upper hand and cloud-native infrastructure has given them the dynamic potential.
The web apps are easily accessible and can manage from anywhere. The cloud-based applications can be accessed very easily with usernames and passwords at any place on any device. It just needs to have a browser enabled with an internet connection. Hence, these days these kinds of apps are called customer delight or business ease.
The process for setting up the Cloud-ready applications is not that tedious. That is the reason it has become a choice for many business owners. They preferably opt for cloud-based applications or web apps for the development and implementation of cloud-ready applications. There are a few best practices. If we keep this in mind, we can end having a user-friendly app. Let’s check the five best practices for building cloud-ready applications.
The application should have a detailed view of the services provided
It is crucial to understand and design the application such that the services are tightly linked to each other. So that on a production instance, it should be easy for someone to use. The Service assignments to API managers play a crucial role in having the result or the execution of a task. The scrutinization, or to keep a watch on overall operations, it needs to have a better governance tool that may help in having track of many services. It also builds the directory of services involved. If they are properly deployed, the APIs and SOA (Search Oriented Architecture) at core perform very well.
Need to have a Systematic system of security for the cloud Application
The data managed and served on the cloud-based application is quite vulnerable and at risk. If the proper security has not been enabled for the app, the security of the application comes first in place. Hence, Access and Identity management play a very vital role. The Site administrators manage the granting of access to the application on request and approval.
Data backup or data securing
Many companies lose their data just because they do not have enough of the back plan made for their production instance. They need to manage the data in two ways: personal and public. The public view is the user view wherein the user is accessing the data based on the granted access to him by administrators. Personal data management is such that the backup can be taken for production. It can be stored on the cloud and to be accessed at any point and time for a better backup plan. Many companies built it UAT, Local or testing instances of the production live testing or test case scenarios.
Keeping an eye on the Scalability and performance of the application
There is always a need to keep a watch on the system performance of the application for many reasons. The application is always built with an amount of expectation. Out of it needs to check and deliver as required. Along with performance, it requires checking on the system challenges and hiccups if any occurred due to excessive users logged in at the same time. It always needs to keep checking the server strength to cater to the budgeted and excessive user logins.
Effective integration for proper reflection
When the decoupling process is done, the last and most important best practice is communication between the service designed and deployed. As the reflection of data is based on the action taken. Hence, it requires having the proper SOP to build and have the cloud-ready application.
When developing a comprehensive cloud application many critical constraints are only realized once usage starts to go up. A common myth is that one can replace their problems with any hardware and scale the application. When things are not working well even after adding physical and virtual resources, a technology team may arrive at the costly realization that the app itself was not built in the right way. This can be a potentially fatal error for companies attempting to exploit a high risk opportunity as is the nature of technology innovation. Avoid investing in throw-away work even if your app is a Minimum Viable Product or a Proof of Concept. Applying strategic foresight from the outset drives more value for your business that can be reinvested into further development.
There are many new concepts to adopt while building cloud-ready applications; you should also keep some of the traditional methods to incorporate in the strategy. Elegant designs, accurate testing and smooth deployment still remain the center of focus whether it is private or public cloud applications. Invest smartly by forming proper service orientation. Though it would take a majority of the time but results are assured.