The cloud industry has become a large part of the technology world, with most of the software used by businesses being hosted in the cloud.
The number of solutions hosted in the cloud has been increasing for years, until cloud has become the go-to solution for most businesses. Cloud-native development has also become the norm.
In this blog, we are sharing what cloud-native development is and why it has become the standard in the software industry.
What does cloud-native mean?
Cloud-native is a concept in the software development industry that means development companies approach software development, deployment and management (the entire lifecycle) in cloud computing environments.
This means that a cloud infrastructure is utilized from the start, supporting faster and more frequent changes in features compared to other approaches.
Cloud-native platforms can also deliver better stability and other benefits. In 2021, Gartner reported that 30% of new digital workloads are deployed on cloud-native platforms, and that it expects this percentage to rise to 95% by 2025.
The reasons to consider cloud-native development
Boosting cost efficiency
Cloud technologies can help in boosting the cost efficiency of software platforms. Cloud-native development adds up to the cost efficiency and boosts it even further.
One of the reasons the cloud-native approach helps in cutting down costs is by paying only for the required resources and being able to scale up operations freely, all without a large initial investment.
When cloud-native deployment is backed up by cutting-edge automation tools and efficient DevOps processes, software delivery can be overhauled and time-to-market can be reduced. This comes from the enhanced reliability and the elimination of the limitations of local or server-based development.
The faster time-to-market is definitely directly translated to cost savings and higher quality products.
The cloud-native software development approach allows your team to introduce improvements more efficiently in real-time, to be able to optimize app performance more effectively.
This also facilitates the adoption of new features and adjustments needed by customers, as they can be tested and deployed on the fly.
Also when software development is more focused on the cloud, seamless connection between apps can be achieved, leading to a better customer experience. User requests can also be deployed faster to impress them.
Delivering more resilient systems
The cloud-native development approach can help in making platforms more resilient. In case of a cyber attack, the app features are isolated, so only the targeted feature and connected data are affected.
Resilience also comes in the form of an enhanced ability to manage threats and even deliver reduced downtimes in normal cases.
At B5 Digital, we use the cloud-native approach to be web apps for our clients. If you have any questions, we can help. Feel free to reserve a free consultation with an expert.