Cloud Infrastructure

Create a scalable infrastructure by running your digital product in the cloud

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What is Cloud Infrastructure?

Cloud-based development involves architecting and creating the server-side of digital products that handle data storage, user management, and other backend functionality in the cloud. Cloud-based deployment is the process of deploying software or applications on remote servers through cloud infrastructure such as Amazon’s AWS, Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud Platform (GCP). 

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Why is Cloud Infrastructure important?

It is important because it delivers the core functionality of an application, ensuring that apps can scale efficiently, maintain high performance and deliver a seamless user experience. Through the use of a well- architected approach and well- structured code, cloud infrastructure can enhance security, reduce costs, and enable easier updates and maintenance. Effective cloud infrastructure can add value and reduce ROI by providing pay-as-you-use scalability, flexibility and high availability of resources, resulting in improved efficiency and productivity.

The Rocketmakers Approach

Our team of back-end developers have been at the heart of cloud-based technology since the earliest days - in fact, one of our applications was amongst the very first to be deployed to Microsoft Azure.

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Cloud infrastructure is the very core of the system and typically needs the bulk of time spent on it during the project delivery process.

With that in mind, over the last decade we have built accelerator “micro-services” (called “Orbit”) that deliver many of the commonly occurring core features needed, such as file uploads, notification, logging in/out, etc. We give Orbit to our customers to use for free for as long as they would like, Orbit is also designed to be easy to eject if you would prefer to take your technology in a different direction later down the line. 

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We’ve always taken a cloud-agnostic approach, appreciating that each supplier has different offerings that are more or less applicable to each specific application.

 We use “containers” (for consistent developer and deployment experiences) to ensure that we can reliably build and test environments automatically through repeatable Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) approaches.

The benefit of this is accelerated service delivery which delivers faster time to market. Once services are “live”, it delivers an environment that constantly and consistently delivers the right levels of security, scalability, reliability and performance. 

Examples of Cloud Infrastructure in our Projects