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Moving development to the cloud not just for IT anymore
This article is part of the Cloud Development Digest issue of April 2012, Issue 2
Companies that specialize in software development and related services already have a head start in figuring out how the cloud can help them deliver a better product faster than older methods. But many businesses in other industries develop in-house and customer-facing applications as well. Can’t these companies also benefit from cloud technology for more than just data storage and the management of existing applications? Some Say Yes Major companies like McDonald’s and Netflix have used the cloud to achieve business goals, with hundreds of smaller companies also diving into cloud development for the efficiency gains and cost savings. Companies that have IT requirements characterized by long periods of downtime punctuated by flurries of activity -- sometimes development and sometimes deployment -- are a perfect fit for cloud, with its scalability and pricing structure. With a cloud technology, enterprises can now pay for resources as needed and scale up or back rapidly. In addition, some development environments came with a ...
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