Cloud-native application development

Empower your team with modern development tools and technologies

What is cloud-native application development?

What is cloud-native application development?

Benefits

Our approach

CBTS solutions

Partnerships

Case studies

No matter your industry, digital disruption has become the norm

Building modern software functionality directly for advanced cloud platforms is rapidly disrupting entire industries. Developers are driving this disruption by freeing themselves of the traditional server infrastructure while continually integrating, developing, improving, and deploying new functionality instantaneously in the Cloud.

Cloud-native software and applications can provide a strategic competitive advantage by allowing the release of key capabilities much faster than your rivals. Also, by moving to a serverless computing model, organizations operate at a fraction of the cost of managing a traditional server-based environment. 

Building application development teams around our clients

Embedded application security

Outdated apps are a risk to security and a struggle to keep up-to-date with compliance requirements. Cloud-native application development offers flexibility and prevents malicious activity in an ever-changing environment. Cloud-native apps are made to be highly available, easily scalable, and able to run on any cloud or on-premises servers.

CBTS can empower your developers with modern tools and technologies, allowing your company to stay ahead of the competition.

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CLOUD-NATIVE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT

What is cloud-native application development?

Cloud-native application development is the process of customizing apps  so that they are specifically designed to leverage the automation and microservices embedded in converged cloud platforms. Unlike previous generations, cloud-native development aims to create apps that function seamlessly across any cloud, providing maximum availability for customers.

Applications that are built specifically for the Cloud leverage agile processes and frameworks such as DevOps, containerization, microservices and serverless computing, and the Cloud or multi-clouds.

BENEFITS

Benefits of cloud-native app development

Succeed in a digital-first world.

There’s never been a better time to realize the full potential of the Cloud.

Faster release pace

Modern DevOps involves automation across the software delivery process.

Reduced cost

Run dynamic workloads with precise pay-per-use compute time.

Superior customer experiences

Improve your customer experience by delivering rich functionality and quickly releasing new iterations.

Improve reliability and performance

Cloud-native microservices help you achieve higher uptime.

Ease of management

Fully managed serverless container environments with automation and function code.

Avoid vendor lock-in

Portability across clouds means you’re never locked into a single vendor.

%

of companies planning to develop apps in the next year are designing at least one of those apps to be cloud-native.

IBM

OUR APPROACH

Why CBTS?

CBTS application experts have helped hundreds of organizations realize their modernization goals by:

  • Accelerating rollouts of new application features and functionality.
  • Supplementing in-house AppDev staff with lower-cost offshore or nearshore resources.
  • Increasing application speed and reliability.
  • Addressing security vulnerabilities and optimizing security protocols.

Assess

  • Understand current application environment.
  • Determine business objectives and goals.
  • Map individual workloads to an optimal cloud environment.

Modernize

  • Refactor existing applications or develop cloud-native ones.
  • Supplement in-house AppDev staff with lower-cost offshore or nearshore resources.

Deploy

  • Deploy Platform as a Service with microservices.
  • Accelerate rollouts of new application features and functionality.

Automate

  • Automate infrastructure scalability.
  • Real-time, demand-based billing in milliseconds.
  • Customized microservices dramatically reduce cost.

Cloud-native apps are fast, secure, and update automatically—meaning vulnerabilities are patched nearly as soon as they are discovered.

“Cloud-native means embracing many independent functions and processes across the Cloud to maximize efficiency. Plug in concepts like DevOps and automation with cloud-native and you’ve got a real game changer.”

– Chad Stansel, Sr. Strategic Business Consultant

CBTS SOLUTIONS

CBTS application development portfolio

CBTS offers solutions for creating applications and can provide global resources depending on your needs and budget.

  • Cloud-native application development
  • Mobile application optimization
  • Hybrid cloud application readiness
  • Well-Architected Framework
  • Containers & orchestration
  • UX design
  • No and low-code app dev
  • Infrastructure as code
  • QA services
  • CI/CD pipeline
  • Governance, risk, and security protocols

Technology we use

Mobile development

Web development
API/integration
Cloud-native/DevOps
E-commerce/CMS
Project management/collaboration

Quality assurance

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PARTNERSHIPS

Long-standing strategic partnerships with industry leaders

By combining our deep industry knowledge, technology skills, and experience with AWS, we can deliver an integrated approach to accelerate our client’s journey to the Cloud.

As a Microsoft Gold partner for over 16 years, CBTS leverages the power of Microsoft Modern Workplace, Data and AI, and Azure Cloud to enable business transformation and solve our clients’ most important problems.

As a Google Cloud partner, we collaborate with certified experts worldwide to help our clients transform through automation, analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine-based learning.

Case studies

Our client is a national pharmacy franchise founded in 1963 with more than 9,800 retail locations across the United States.

Problem
Like many retailers, RX National Pharmacy had launched several digital transformation initiatives that all hinged on a shift to an “Extreme Programming (XP)” methodology to improve the quality and responsiveness of its applications. However, its current development team did not have the skills or bandwidth to meet its goals. The company sought a technology partner to help expedite this shift with development assistance and training.

CBTS solution
CBTS XP-certified developers worked alongside the client’s developers using a paired programming model. On-site training ensured the client’s developers were operating at a high level.

Outcome
The client is now executing its strategic IT goals to meet the digital demands of its customers.

Aligning cloud-native dev with business objectives

Cloud-native goes beyond simple cloud migration. It involves leveraging the infrastructure and services offered by the Cloud to fuel digital transformation, enhance agility, and create business value. CBTS cloud-native application development can help you understand your current environment and provide recommendations on where your business can benefit the most from modernizing the applications with the most significant impact on your bottom line.

Cloud-native development prioritizes digital services as a driver of business growth, emphasizing the ability to deliver customer-centric applications quickly.

FAQs

Top 5 questions

What are cloud-native applications?

Cloud-native app development encompasses cloud platforms, microservices, lightweight containers, APIs, CI/CD, Kubernetes, and a robust DevOps culture. It enables rapid implementation without the requirement for hardware and software configuration.

What is a serverless architecture?

Serverless is a cloud computing model that eliminates server provisioning and scaling for application developers. This abstraction allows faster code deployment compared to traditional models.

How does cloud-native relate to DevOps?

Cloud-native technology has sparked a cultural shift known as DevOps, revolutionizing software development. It has introduced innovative continuous delivery tools and methods that significantly accelerate development processes.

Is cloud-native cheaper?

Cloud-native architecture enables cost reduction by scaling storage and processing resources as needed, paying only for utilized resources.

Is cloud-native complex?

Cloud-native development strategies and architectures are more complex but worthwhile for applications that are likely to grow and develop.

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