Cloud computing sounds technical but something that we use in a daily basis especially when you’re working with others remotely or simply using the internet. Back in the day, when you need to share a file with someone you have to transfer it to a peripheral device such as floppy disks, diskettes, USBs, and hard drives. It was prone to transfer errors, mishandlings, and if you have watched Mission Impossible movies, cloning data.
Even though cloud computing has been around for years in the form of Dropbox and Google Drive. However, its adoption surged during the pandemic and we know that file-sharing will never be the same again. It started out in 1969 and has slowly evolved to perfectly fit a future that’s connected even if we are physically apart.
Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or a personal computer. Data can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection, laptop, or mobile device. It is a more convenient and accessible way to share data. It enabled faster and cheaper development, hosting, and support of software solutions by leveraging turn-key infrastructure.
With this usage surge, why are some organizations turning to no-code for their cloud computing needs? Let’s see how no-code is helping shape the future of cloud computing.
According to Erica Langhi, Senior Solution Architect for EMEA Red Hat, “Demand for cloud-native development skills is expected to expand in future years to satisfy the increased agility needed by organizations with a development model that span data centers and multi-cloud environments”.
We also mentioned cloud computing in our previous article, No-Code as a Tool in Web3, that it will be part of the new generation Web3 in the form of Cloud3..As more structures become decentralized, cloud computing enables everyone accesses to data without a gatekeeper and on-demand. With remote working and freelance culture on the rise, a structure like the cloud allows for a more flexible collaboration. According to VentureBeat, Cloud3’s emergence will also transform how businesses are run and how tools and information are supported and accessed to match the pace and style of life that the world has shifted to post-pandemic.
Covid-19 forced millions of office workers to work remotely across different industries. Apart from the adoption of remote video conferencing, telemedicine, workspace collaboration, and video streaming, cloud computing became more vital to businesses. It became necessary for functions such as big data processing, software development, design implementation, project management, and more.
Indeed, the cloud promises to minimize maintenance downtime and fees for easier data management. However, as cloud infrastructure management becomes bigger and more sophisticated, it becomes difficult to maintain. Cloud infrastructures should be codified and versioned but the skill for that costs time in learning, writing, and debugging large IaC templates. As big firms adopt cloud computing, their demands also increase and become complex, This is where no-code comes in to help growing organizations.
No-code development has been around for years but has also grown its following during the pandemic. It lets citizen developers create and share their own software that would have taken months with coding at a fraction of the cost. You can learn more why no-code is the best option in our past articles such as Easy Automation with No-Code, No Code Apps: Growing Your Business With It, and Website Advantages for Small Business Owners.
When cloud infrastructures get larger and more complicated with API Gateway ,DynamoDB tables and SQS queues to name a few, there is a need to maintain the system. For year there had been documented skill shortage for tech people for years and competition in the job market can be tough. This is where no-code can be of best use to a company
They save developers valuable time writing infrastructure code, handling the nitty-gritty details like creating roles and permissions, and much more. Under the hood, they produce IaC templates with best practices and design patterns built-in. With its ease of use, regular people can become citizen developers and they can maintain it themselves. The drag and drop aspect of no-code and low-code platforms can make your cloud infrastructure designs easier to understand. You can easily train citizen developers since you have a visual design that they can work on. What’s best is that its faster to launch than regular coded programs as well. Updates can also be done easily sometimes in a matter of hours.
Martin Heller of Infoworld, wrote that one of the risks of using no-code is the improper placement of good governance, resource-access restrictions, and security limitations to protect the resources that these low-code/no-code platforms will need to access. There is a possibility that some access configurations can inadvertently delete, overwrite, or compromise data.
All signs lead to cloud computing. The emergence of Web3, the redefinition of the workplace, and the rise of decentralization mean more people will depend on the cloud. As his dependency grows, so will the need to build an infrastructure that suits your business needs. This is where no-code comes in to maximize manpower by making them citizen developers. No-code is growing and predicted to be a huge factor in our daily lives. We believe that these two technologies will be trending in the industry.
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