4 Vital Benefits of Debreuck Neirynck’s Cloud Service Model
Cloud services? Is that a buzzword? Mhm, not quite. It’s a way of facilitating our customers with thorough and reliable cloud support, an extension of the regular support services we already deliver.
Our cloud service model is all about upgrading and improving our service offer, lifting the quality of our applications to the next level. Actually, dealing with managed services in a nutshell. Where low-level infrastructure oriented issues and challenges are tackled by people specialized in this field of expertise, difficulties on the application level are handled by the Debreuck Neirynck workforce.
The benefits of such an approach are significant: very reliable applications, high- and fast performing, continuous deployments without downtime, secure data storage and many more. Let’s dig deeper!
Software errors and issues may occur at different levels and to different degrees. In order to tackle them appropriately, it’s important that people with the right knowledge and expertise are in charge. And that’s exactly what our approach involves. Our team is highly experienced in tackling all things high-level and has the appropriate knowledge to pass on things to people with knowhow on lower-level issues. It’s a way of in-depth specialization. People skilled in low-level infrastructure should deal with all things related to this discipline: ensuring servers stay up-and-running, avoiding corrupted hard drives, you name it. For our developers this implies a welcome shift in focus from the operational to the functional. A real dedication to the application they’re deploying, and making sure it does what it is expected to do. In addition, this way of working ensures that our developers can focus on what they love most: developing high-performing and qualitative software. Improved applications, an ever guaranteed service offering. An absolute win-win for our customers!
Time-Saving & Increased Flexibility
Working with a cloud provider also implies some serious benefits in terms of time efficiency and flexibility. Especially for the development team. Lots of things become more accessible, barriers are reduced.
Suppose you want to extend your application with a database server. Whereas in the past this was preceded by a complete red tape – which required scalability, which amount of cloud storage, which budgets,… – developers now can rely on a semi-automated interface. They can figure things out by themself, and assemble the desired infrastructure quite easily.
This example perfectly illustrates which efficiency gains can be achieved when relying on such a cloud service model.
• The self-service approach enables developers to act quickly, responding fast to different kinds of customers’ questions.
• The required cloud storage and load can easily be monitored and managed, which translates into robust and permanently operational applications.
• By automating things and high-efficiency cloud scalability, manual interventions are barely necessary, which ensures less dependency for the customer.
Management & Monitoring
Definitely an advantage which is in line with the previous one. As barriers for developers are reduced, they have much more control over what they can or cannot do. A cloud provider will mainly focus on everything under the hood, and is able to quickly provide appropriate solutions due to the flexibility inherent in the cloud. In case a customer wants a new feature, developers can quickly check and test some scenarios. They have the tools to try out, to test, without large investments.
This benefit definitely needs to be qualified in a certain way. It’s not about reducing costs, but assigning them to the appropriate and relevant facets of the cloud infrastructure. Of course, having a server in the cloud is more expensive than having one right in your office. But… It’s a tremendous upgrade in terms of cloud storage elasticity.
Suppose that at the beginning of a new month you expect heavy traffic due to a large amount of files that has to be sent. However, this necessity is only required in this single situation. Exponential cloud storage is thus needed only by the start of the month. In case you rely on a cloud provider, such circumstances can easily be managed and monitored. In other words, you pay for what you need.
Summarized, this implies that the ROI and cost efficiency of cloud computing isn’t gained in the short run, but over a longer period of time. The real added value and return stem from the fact you don’t have to invest time and money in devworks and devops during peak periods. At any time you use the appropriate server and storage capacity. Efficiency, efficiency and more efficiency!
Convinced about our Cloud Service approach? Wondering how Debreuck Neirynck can take your business applications to the next level? Don’t hesitate to get in touch and let’s talk over coffee!