Cloud computing changes everything – it changes the way we need to build applications and it makes it easier and less expensive to deploy and operate those applications for scalability. The competitive advantage of owning and maintaining your own data center may be diminished as Cloud-based resources provide agility and cost savings.
Embracing cloud-based development may require us to begin to start architecting applications differently; however the return on this investment has great potential.”
It’s extremely costly and time consuming for enterprises to roll out applications. Even with visualization, data centers are full. Too many enterprises purchase more servers than they need to handle what they project will be an application’s peak load. Then, once they roll the applications out, they continue to pay to license and maintain the web servers, whether they’re hosted, virtualized, or co-located.
End users access cloud based applications through a web browser or a light weight desktop or mobile app while the business software and data are stored on servers at a remote location. Cloud application providers strive to give the same or better service and performance than if the software programs were installed locally on end-user computers.