Cloud-Native Mobile Applications
Cloud computing is rising as a sunshine in our way of doing business. Companies who can solve the challenges through cloud solutions are one step ahead because they save both time and money, reduce IT costs and carry the speed their business.
Salesforce.com is the number one Cloud CRM platform, and on the mobile side, iOS and Android platforms take the leads.
What if we combine these two platforms and create really useful cloud-based mobile applications?
Cloud-native application providers solve specific business challenges without pigeonholing an organization into having to take on solutions that don’t measure up or are not best-of-breed. This new breed of cloud-native applications:
- Provide pinpoint accuracy for specific business challenges
- Are applicable across an entire organization and enable unique business units
- Liberate scarce resources to be deployed elsewhere
- Unite distributed global teams with new functionality and collaborative resources
- Save countless dollars and man hours
- Ensure ongoing normal operations through the natural redundant nature of the cloud
This is the beauty of the cloud. This is its inherent elegance and the direction of tomorrow’s IT solutions.
What does it mean to build truly cloud-native applications?
It means utilizing the native elasticity, flexibility and redundancy of the cloud as a core feature of your application.
Cloud-native mobile applications can live in multiple clouds and across multiple providers. Applications built in the cloud are not tied to any single hardware stack. Because they are built independently of the hardware that run them, they can be enabled and spun up to meet scaling challenges and demands on the fly and in real time.
In addition to performance benefits, 53 percent of IT professionals believe IT becomes more manageable thanks to the cloud, according to that NBVP survey cited above.
Even data and privacy experts rejoice at the idea of cloud-native applications that can be launched and leveraged within the geographical boundaries of a sovereign nation in order to conform to the strictest European data regulations without having to be tied to physical hardware in that country.
Cloud-native mobile applications are taking the fundamentals that we’ve all come to know and rely on and improve upon them by decoupling them from dedicated hardware and creating schemas driven by software.