Software as a Service may seem like a novelty to the layman, but the truth is that is far from being a new arrival on the scene. The advent, as well as the growth in the popularity of cloud computing, has put the spotlight on SaaS, especially owing to the incredible levels of agility it brings to the table. Now, out of all the many different areas of technology that have been impacted by the emergence of cloud computing, there is one that manages to stand out: Software product engineering. Why? Because cloud computing has enabled its transformation in virtually every aspect, i.e. the usual development, deployment, and operations of software development. Discussed below are some of the main ways it has achieved such an impact:

1. Storage: Decidedly one of the biggest changes one observes with cloud-native computing is the storage — it offers access to a multitude of distinctive storage options like network file system, object store, file store, etc. All developers are required to do here is establish the rules for data storage and allow the data to be stored automatically across locations based on different factors associated with said data. Once that is done, the backing up and restoring of data is automatically done by the service provider, based on the developer’s instructions, of course.

2. Deployment: A cloud-native app’s every single service is required to go through its lifecycle and process in the agile DevOps process. What happens then is that several continuous integrations/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines work simultaneously to not only ensure deployment, but also its seamless management. Furthermore, cloud-native apps tend to fare quite high in the context of automation, meaning tasks such as deployment, update, monitoring, etc. can be easily automated provided the policy offers the scope for it.

3. Security: Easily one of the best facets of cloud computing is security because, in cloud-native computing, security is a shared responsibility. Allow us to explain: You see, the programmers are tasked with ensuring the security of the software’s logic, the cloud-native service providers are responsible for protecting the services and functionalities they offer to the developers. This is the industry norm now; take Amazon Web Services, for example. One of the leading players in the global cloud computing market, AWS not only keeps a close eye on its infrastructure across the globe at all times but also offers plenty of additional services to enhance security levels.

The aforementioned discussion alone makes it abundantly clear that any company looking to undertake a software development project would do well to embrace cloud-native computing. But rest assured that its ability to completely transform the development, deployment, and operations aspect of the process for good. It also enables companies as well as developers to remain more focused on their key tasks instead of being distracted by issues that can be easily tended to otherwise with cloud computing. So, if you too wish to build digital offerings at scale and reap the countless benefits cloud-native computing has to offer, we suggest you start by looking for a reputed product engineering company. Their expertise will help you navigate the process of adopting cloud computing with ease.

Author's Bio: 

Kaushal Shah manages digital marketing communications for the enterprise technology services provided by Rishabh Software.