For every organization, innovation and resilience is the only thing that keeps them motivated to keep going amidst a global pandemic.
Every organization is adopting alternatives to their pre-pandemic approaches, to showcase resilience against the unprecedented economic crisis and health. This endeavor has lead to accelerated digital transformation. With this, there is an increase in cloud adoption and cloud-native application development which is expected to support the acceleration. With the growing demand of customers, cloud technologies have proved to be playing a vital role in bestowing resilience to organizations. It offers them the power to be agile and scale at demand.
Why Cloud-native applications?
The organizations which were earlier operating on legacy infrastructure, are now moving towards a cloud architecture. Even in the middle of the chaos, cloud adoption has become the means to ensure business continuity for them. The public cloud services market is expected to grow $623.3 billion over the next three years. At this moment, public cloud adoption is not only gaining popularity, an increase in both private and public cloud can also be seen.
However, most organizations are looking to embrace a hybrid model of cloud adoption to gain complete flexibility while deploying their application.
In general, the concepts of containerization, continuous delivery, principles of DevOps, and microservices are followed in Cloud-native applications. Organizations can respond to the market demand much faster by developing applications in cloud-native infrastructure. With automation an important part of the cloud-native application development process, organizations get the benefit of speed and scale to their side. While cloud-native deployment has a plethora of benefits to offer, it is essential that cloud testing is also done comprehensively.
How cloud adoption enhances DevOps SDLC
DevOps generally takes the support of other technologies to deliver the best results and can break the traditional silos between different teams involved in software development, testing, and deployment.
Cloud's flexibility, scalability, speed, and resilience to expedite quality releases when required has the potential to increase automated continuous delivery and continuous deployment pipeline in a DevOps SLDC. To enable an organization for embracing more agile practices for application development, the entire process can exist on cloud-native infrastructure.
What organizations should consider while moving to a cloud-native infrastructure
Even though legacy modernization is essential for the success of any digital initiatives and modern application development methodologies, but it has its own set of complexities. Any organization must consider these aspects for a hassle-free adoption of cloud-native infrastructure:
- Choose the best option that aligns well with their business goals after carefully evaluating the deployment models, whether it should be - public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.
- Proper assessment of cloud service models available SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS for their business.
- Any organization that decides to go for cloud adoption should consider five essential characteristics of cloud computing - broad network access, resource pooling, on-demand self-service, measured service, and rapid elasticity.
Organizations should proactively address the cloud-computing challenges that may affect the success of cloud adoption once these aspects are considered:
- To redesign the application architecture in compliance with cloud-specific requirements.
- Define a delivery mechanism for the cloud.
- Issues such as migration, performance, availability, and scalability are some of the issues to be dealt with.
- Ensure accessibility, privacy, and data security.
Why cloud testing is necessary?
Cloud testing is the key to sail through the challenges mentioned above. But it has been seen that deployment models, service models, and the other key characteristics of cloud computing can impact cloud testing approach or strategy to a great extent. The testing teams should take care of the other non-functional aspects such as performance, security, compatibility, environment management, integration with various interfaces, user experience, etc.
Take your organization to new heights with cloud-native application testing!
Agile and DevOps help development teams to achieve relatively faster and more relevant results. On the other hand, testing and development teams get the needed flexibility to test the applications based on their requirements with Cloud Testing. Organizations can successfully move towards digital transformation by ensuring flexibility and business agility. As a result, organizations can introduce new strategies that encourage better workflows and faster turnaround time.