Software development is an ever-evolving field. What was cutting edge five years ago is now standard or surpassed by something even faster, more effective, or more feature-rich. One of the changes that the field has undergone in recent years is swapping over development, test, and deployment software environments to the cloud.
The allure of cloud computing isn’t just in its portability – its in the fact that you can wind up saving money on computing infrastructure and resources, too. Azure is Microsoft’s cloud computing platform, akin to Amazon’s AWS. If you are already running MS Office in your organisation, then considering rolling over some functionality to Azure holds quite the allure.
The cloud is not a new concept; in fact, it is older than most developers. It is the recent combination of high-speed computer processing, improved Internet accessibility, advances in cyber security, and cost-effective storage options that has made this idea popular across the IT industry.
Fixed price contracts can be rather tricky in a Scrum environment. Classic software development and Agile software development are very different from one another, and things that work in one environment don’t necessarily work in another.