This article presents a discussion on the best strategies and practices that should be adopted when developing and deploying applications for the cloud — to make your application more stable, scalable, and secure. When developing applications for the cloud, you should have your design, development, and deployment strategy in place. First off, is your application cloud-ready or cloud-centric? While in the former case, your application can be deployed to the cloud (either a public or a private cloud), the latter is a cloud-native application that leverages the cloud principles (multi-tenancy, elastic scaling, etc.).
Cloud computing has many business benefits. These include: