New design possibilities for digitalization initiatives using cloud-native applications
To exploit the full potential of the cloud, it is important to consider more than infrastructure (as-a-service). New design options for application development are especially exciting in terms of fast time-to-market, better quality, higher flexibility and lower costs. Innovation and digitization initiatives are frequently blocked because of IT requirements. Common responses are "too expensive" or "we can never do that". Cloud-native applications, i.e. application software developed natively in the cloud, can do much more in much less time than is generally assumed.
What does this mean for you?
In practical terms, cloud native applications leverage the advantages of cloud computing. This is about the "how" of creating and deploying applications, but not the "where". Both public cloud and private environments can be included. Cloud-native provides developers with the ability to offer a combination of almost unlimited computing power along with modern data and application services. Cloud-based application software offers you as a company an immense competitive advantage.
The use of cloud-native applications
Whereas even the basic setup of an A.I. project would previously have exhausted the R&D budget, deep A.I. features can now be integrated into your own applications. Based on APIs, these are created with just a few lines of code and billed on a usage-based basis. Further advantages include:
by eliminating infrastructure constraints so that cloud-based applications can run on any cloud (private or public)
The right tool for cloud deployment
Must-Have: Development Platform
The future-oriented business model does not run on cloud alone
To enable the use of cloud-native applications, a technical and organizational platform that includes the following features is needed:
DevOps & Continuous Value Delivery
The word DevOps combines the terms ‘development’ and ‘operations’. The approach works towards organizational and process improvement with the goal of continuous value delivery. In short: to enable continuous delivery of value-adding software to the end customer, e.g. through consistent automation in the delivery processes.
An architecture consisting of several small, independent functions instead of a large process block, simplifying the integration between architecture, development and delivery.
Efficiency and speed using independent, executable software packages, which come ready to use with all dependencies.