Software developer: ready for the multi-cloud?
ISVs and development departments at large companies and organisations are hounded by their clients. That’s probably how it feels. We have become used to every greater opportunities and speed. Nowadays, we don’t want to have to wait longer than 1.8 seconds before a website, app or application is loaded. The client wants new functionality in the software as quickly as possible, which helps them to accelerate their business processes and thus to achieve their company objective.
With the focus on development, it’s attractive to opt for speed and flexibility with a platform in the public cloud. Have your fingers on the buttons yourself, and go. If you don’t opt for one cloud provider but several, you need to have lots of fingers: AWS has 200 products and services, Microsoft Azure more than 600 and Google Cloud Platform more than 90.
No time to lose
Many ISVs subsequently waste time and effort on managing that environment. Which part of which cloud platform are you going to use for which purpose? What do I do with databases, security, APIs, compute, IoT, storage, labs, analytics? How do I put the puzzle together in a way that remains manageable and checkable? Especially if you once began on a C/S architecture and still have some of your clients running on that. You must accelerate now in particular, because more and more of your clients are requesting a SaaS model from your software.
I read a series of articles about this on Techbeacon. The choice of tools in the public cloud is overwhelming, but services in the cloud are not interchangeable on a one-to-one basis. That can influence the performance and the costs, but also security and the management. For software developers, using public cloud and multi-cloud solutions often means that they gain flexibility and speed, but have to invest in knowledge. That takes time. Collaborating with a party that has already taken those steps can save the software vendor time and effort.
From Stretched DevOps to Cloud Landing Zone
At Solvinity, we’ve been collaborating with software vendors for many years. We’ve experienced the growth of the public cloud together and have continued to evolve. For example, we set up a development infrastructure with Zig Websoftware and work together in a ‘Stretched’ DevOps collaboration with software vendors and development departments from large companies. With this, a Solvineer works on-site with the client in order to incorporate security and non-functionals in the software together from the beginning of the development process. In this way, development and testing processes are accelerated. With a Cloud Landing Zone, we facilitate software developers with an environment that is ready for the roll-out of their application. Coding, automating and securing: this is how we collaborate on a reliable and sound infrastructure for the applications of today and tomorrow.