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How to Develop a Cloud-Based Application: An Ultimate Guide

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What is a cloud-based app?

A cloud-based application is a software application that is deployed in a cloud environment.

Every application has a user interface (the part the user sees and interacts with) and a back end (the part that processes data and makes the app’s functions work).

In common mobile applications, data and business logic are processed by a smartphone and a computer processor. In cloud applications, these tasks are performed by a remote server. Cloud application development is beneficial because most of the data storage is located on a remote server.


Benefits of using cloud-based solutions

Cost reduction

With cloud-based technology, you can forget about costly purchases of equipment like servers. Cloud-based apps pay a relatively small fee to a cloud provider, who will handle the equipment, its maintenance, and support. With cloud computing, you don’t need to invest in your own data centers, staff and facilities.

Scalability and unlimited capacity

All you need to do to scale your cloud storage is to just order more space from your cloud provider. You don’t need to buy another server and pay for expanding your infrastructure. You can decrease or increase your storage at any time depending on what your business currently requires, without worrying about how to get a new server or get rid of an old one.

Another great thing about cloud computing is that there’s really no limit to how much data you can store.

Mobility

Cloud computing allows you, your staff, and your customers to access data from any device and from any location as long as they have an internet connection. The data can be accessed, updated, retrieved, and deleted from anywhere.

Data coherency, recovery, and security

With could computing, you’ll always have the same data on your server and on all the clients, meaning that the data is synched across all parts of your infrastructure. It also makes it easy to recover data even if your local storage is damaged.

Cloud computing prevents data loss and makes storing data securely, as cloud providers now offer lots of features like granular permissions and access management.


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