A commonly used term in software sales and development is cloud applications, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s start by taking a look at the definition of what a cloud application is. Then we’ll explore the various designs and cloud services that are available, and why you might want one.
A cloud application is an Internet-based program where some, or all, of the processing logic and data storage, is processed in the cloud. The user interacts with the application via a web browser or a mobile application, and the data processing is managed by a combination of the local device and a cloud computing solution. From the user’s perspective, the cloud application behaves like a standard website, but the computing and data processing is handled by the cloud via an API (application program interface) or a hybrid of both.
Cloud applications are usually designed in one of three ways:
Generally, cloud application services fall into one of the following three categories:
Now that you know what types of cloud applications are out there, what benefits can they bring you?