Mobile app development leads the exodus into the promised land of cloud computing
Although the concept of cloud computing originated as early as 1950s, it was only after the dot-com bubble in the year 2000 cloud computing gained its real momentum. In spite of the buzz, the power of cloud computing wasn’t fully utilized until much later. Seers in the world of computing envisioned cloud computing as the land of Canaan. However, companies had their own inhibition, when came to exploiting the benefits of cloud computing. In fact, they adhered to their legacy infrastructure because they had already spent quite an amount on it. Enterprise developers were the early birds in understanding the benefits of cloud computing. In the recent past service providers, such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) have experienced a huge growth because of using cloud computing toward their advantage. While legacy enterprise applications can be tuned only to a couple of operating systems and browsers, cloud based mobile applications exhibit more flexibility, especially when it comes to cross-platform compatible apps. It is possible to run mobile apps on various devises as resultant of growth of APIs in the mobile application world. Using media for communicating their ideas has become the trend of day for businesses. Many companies use video marketing that has immediate and positive effect on the consumers. Videos being a better way of engaging targeted audience than textual documents, it is put to full use in promoting products and services of companies. Companies have also started using videos as a tool to impart training to its employees. These days video has also become an elegant way of making company announcements. Videos have a better impact on the consumers than the traditional style of writing press releases to announce new products. Apart from being a huge consumer of bandwidth, video also is sensitive to latency disturbances. This makes it impossible for the legacy infrastructure to support the requirements of mobile apps. The user population or the application load driven by mobile apps is highly unpredictable. The popularity of existing social networks can easily trigger the skyrocketing of traffic in multi-folds. When legacy infrastructure is not capable of handling high load, obviously cloud becomes the best option for mobile apps. Cloud computing environments are the best ones when it comes to handling high-load variability. The rate of invasion of mobility solutions into the cloud is highly optimistic and it seems that mobile app development would soon emerge a leader in when it comes to acquiring the Promised Land.