Head in the Clouds: What is Low-Code’s Role in Cloud-Computing Services?

As a professional, living with your head in the clouds is considered irresponsible.  But when it comes to your business processes and infrastructure, the cloud is exactly where you want them to be. And thanks to Low-Code technology, you can make that happen with far greater security and efficiency, moving your company toward cloud-computing services on a larger scale.

The recent shift to remote workspaces has created a high demand for new development platforms and digital tools, accelerating digital transformation. Specifically, companies are choosing SaaS and cloud-based solutions.

But how are these companies benefiting, and how are they using Low-Code to achieve their objectives?


Cloud-Computing Benefits

It’s cloud-computing when you get IT capabilities, like hardware, software, or services, from third-party companies through the internet or “cloud.” You only buy the cloud-computing services you need now and have room to expand services in the future.

But why bother?

Here are a few advantages to consider when weighing your options:

Reduce Overhead Costs

You won’t need to buy or maintain your own computing infrastructure (i.e., servers, operating systems, data centers, etc.), which significantly reduces upfront expenses.

Increased Agility

Move faster on projects and innovations because you don’t have to wait for the overburdened IT department. And the Low-Code platform lets you bypass tedious hand-coding.

Expand Services

Offer new services with greater efficiency and lower costs because you have innovative technology at your fingertips.

Unburden Your IT staff

Free your IT department from consuming IT management chores, allowing them to spend their time on projects that align with your business goals.

Enhanced Reliability

Data backup and recovery are much easier and less costly because of inherent automations and mirrored data.

Boosted Security

You can protect your data, apps, and infrastructure through built-in policies, technologies, and controls designed to strengthen security.


Low-Code Migrates Data and Apps to the Cloud

But what if your existing data lives inside legacy applications or on-premises software?

You migrate.

Low-Code platforms like Siemens Mendix streamline the migration process, helping you move data and applications to a cloud-based environment, whether from a legacy system or one cloud platform to another.

When you employ Low-Code technology, your citizen developers use visual and automated approaches to aid in the migration to a cloud-based platform. And of course, if you partner with Tresbu Digital’s business engineers, you get the planning and specialized IT support you need to be effective and secure.


Low-Code Builds Cloud-Native Digital Platforms

You might be wondering: what do I migrate to? Where am I sending all my priceless data and apps?

If you’re expecting another Low-Code solution—you’re right.

Siemens Mendix lets you use Low-Code’s visual and automated technology to build cloud-native applications. This means you can design and create your own custom, cloud-based platform where all your data and apps will live.

With cloud-native platforms, the entire system is born in the cloud, which means it’s highly scalable and easy to modify. It also makes integrating with other apps and cloud-computing services simpler. You can even extend capabilities without much coding.

However, a word of caution is in order. While Low-Code allows citizen developers of all skill sets to perform functions like front-end app building and workflow automations, more skill and guidance are required for building cloud-native digital platforms from scratch.

Contact Tresbu Digital to find out more about how their business engineers can assist you in this process.


Low-Code Integrates Legacy Apps with the Cloud

But what if you have a legacy app you just can’t part with? If you’re not ready to migrate data or start from scratch with a cloud-native platform, it’s possible to run your existing system in the cloud.

Tresbu Digital’s business engineers can use Siemens Mendix Low-Code to transform your legacy system, opening doors to limited cloud-computing services. In some cases, they can even retrofit the platform with some cloud-computing features.

What are other benefits of moving your legacy app to the cloud?

  • Enable legacy apps with APIs
  • Build extensions with microservices
  • Gain cloud scalability and portability without code changes (works for some legacy apps)

Of course, this approach isn’t as powerful and innovative as building a cloud-native platform for your data and systems, but it solves a critical problem for some companies.


Low-Code Is Everywhere

As Low-Code technology continues to innovate and expand, so do its capacities and technical applications. Low-Code is ideal for everything “cloud,” as it’s perfectly suited for migrating data and apps, constructing cloud-native platforms, and even transporting and boosting legacy apps.

Not all Low-Code development platforms are created equal, so be sure to do your homework (i.e., check out our blog).

Let Tresbu Digital and Siemens Mendix help you bring your systems and processes into the digital world and accelerate your delivery.