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Is Cloud-native Application Development Worth It?

28 May
By: ClearScale
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With the right development team, just about any application should be capable of being moved to the cloud. But to fully reap the benefits of the cloud, it’s not enough to move apps there. For optimal performance and value, an app should be architected and created specifically to run in a cloud environment using what’s known as cloud-native app development. This is different from the traditional waterfall approach development teams have used previously and is the basis for

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Why You Shouldn’t Migrate to the Cloud Without an Expert Partner

21 May
By: ClearScale
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Many businesses today are brushing up against the limitations of legacy IT architecture. On-premises systems don’t cut it anymore for those who need to scale, innovate, and adapt to market trends and competitive disruption. However, migrating critical applications away from old-school infrastructure can be intimidating and difficult. Companies that require more than simple “lift-and-shift” migrations must have robust capabilities and expertise to move to the cloud successfully. Otherwise, they can fall victim to a variety of issues in the

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For SaaS Development, AWS is the Leading Choice

07 May
By: ClearScale
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It’s a good time to get in on the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market. The global SaaS market is forecast to reach $157 billion in 2020 — more than double the size in 2014. The average spend for SaaS applications per company has steadily risen each year over the last decade. A number of trends, such as AI-empowered SaaS and vertical SaaS, are expected to expand opportunities even more. Front-end Decision-making for SaaS Projects So, let’s say you’ve decided to

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Segregated Environments and DevOps Ensure High Availability and Security for Web Apps

16 Apr
By: ClearScale
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For many companies whose operations involve multiple websites and/or applications, AWS cloud services have proven invaluable. They’re cost effective, highly scalable, and reliable. Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2), in particular, provides exceptional value by making web-scale cloud computing easier for developers. One of the typical mistakes, however, is low reliability and lack of redundancy when running multiple apps on a single EC2 instance. Competing for resources on a solitary EC2 instance, as well as traffic bursts, can

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How Cloud-platform Solutions are Changing the Game for Online Education

19 Mar
By: ClearScale
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As competition for prime careers becomes a global, borderless race to the peak of excellence, local school districts are struggling to keep pace. Educational professionals scramble to deploy 21st-century solutions across STEM-facing disciplines hampered by 20th-century funding. This mounting demand for a graduating workforce literate in tech skills — cloud development, data analysis — is often outside the realm of traditional teacher competency. In addition, online classes without teachers are also fast becoming the norm in many places. As budgets crumble and

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Application Development in 2020: Trends, Tools & Technologies

25 Feb
By: ClearScale
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The cloud has drastically changed the business world. To keep pace with and support those changes — and in some cases drive them, the field of application development has had to make its own changes. Among those dominating our attention in 2020 is the change to cloud application development services. Cloud-native: Beyond the Fads Cloud-native app development refers to designing apps that don’t just reside in the cloud. They’re purpose-built, deployed, and managed to leverage the cloud’s elastic

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Native App Development: One Codebase. Four Platforms. A Multitude of Benefits.

20 Jan
By: ClearScale
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When it comes to application development, native is the way to go to ensure high performance. It also yields a better user experience (UX). The problem is that a native app is built exclusively for a single mobile operating system (OS), meaning it’s “native” only for a particular platform or device. The same code can’t be deployed on different platforms. To make the app work across multiple OSs requires creating it natively for each one. That requires significant

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Moving Ahead with Application Modernization

14 Jan
By: ClearScale
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It’s the age of the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, and cloud computing. They’re not just changing the IT industry. They are transforming just about every aspect of business operations for companies across all industries. Nonetheless, many of the companies leveraging these technologies in their products and services are being held back by their own applications. Much of the problem stems from a lack of app modernization. That was the case for one of ClearScale’s clients. The

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SeligoAI: Using Amazon Personalize and Forecast for More Than a Match

14 Nov
By: ClearScale
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The applications for matchmaking powered by artificial intelligence (AI) go far beyond online dating. The use of machine learning (ML) can help match job seekers to jobs, startups to venture capitalists, nonprofit organizations to grants, and even prospective college students to institutions of higher education. However, it’s not just the match that matters. AI offers opportunities to do more with the data gathered for these applications. For example, the data gathered for matching students to colleges and universities could

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IoT App Development the AWS Way at ClearScale

23 Sep
By: ClearScale
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The Internet of Things (IoT) encompasses a wide range of devices, from sensor-embedded medical devices to smart cars. By 2020, it’s estimated there will be over 20 billion of those devices producing 4.4 zettabytes of data. That’s a lot of data — and it offers incredible value for businesses that know how to use it. Not surprisingly, companies of all sizes and across just about every industry want to leverage IoT-generated data, and they’re eager to develop

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