Cloud Application Development Services
Get Efficient Cloud Apps
In cloud computing since 2012, ScienceSoft builds new cloud apps and migrates the existing ones to the cloud quickly and reliably. We handle both corporate apps and software products, including SaaS.
Cloud app development implies building apps that run in the cloud and leverage cloud features and services offered by cloud vendors. ScienceSoft offers speedy project start and delivery of cloud implementations at the top of security, reliability, performance, and cost-efficiency.
- 12 years in cloud development, including SaaS development and building large distributed enterprise systems.
- In-house Cloud Center of Excellence.
- Robust quality and security management, backed by ISO 9001 and ISO 27001 certificates.
- Compliance with HIPAA, FDA, GAMP, PCI DSS, GDPR, and more.
- An official partner of Microsoft and AWS.
- 10 years in DevOps.
Why Do Businesses Increasingly Opt for Cloud?
operating costs savings
faster launch of new features
higher development and support staff productivity
of businesses experience a significant upgrade in security
The Scope of Our Cloud Application Services
ScienceSoft provides end-to-end services to cover all aspects of cloud application development: consulting, architecture design and testing, security services, integration with other cloud and on-premises apps, infrastructure management.
Cloud app planning
Cloud app development project planning
- A product development and management roadmap with a release plan and a prioritized features list.
- A tailored set of KPIs to objectively measure the project's health and business value from the cloud app.
Cloud app architecture design
Cloud app development
Cloud app QA & testing
Cloud app support and evolution
Seeking to empower already existing apps with cloud benefits?
We also help our clients move their legacy applications to the cloud – doing it gradually and with minimum disruption to the ongoing business processes, please see our legacy cloud migration offering.
Must-Have Attributes of Our Apps
Scalability and portability
We use hierarchies of services, message queues, dynamic scaling, and automated recovery to eliminate the possibility of app failure escalation.
We leverage layered architectures, clear separation of concerns (SoC), standardized and well-documented APIs, etc., to make cloud apps easily adopt updates (e.g., conceptual changes, new features) and integrate with other applications.
We have a vast set of tools and practices to reduce software development, maintenance, and hosting costs. Depending on your needs, they can include building reusable code, automating CI/CD and testing, using the right ready-to-use cloud services for storage, event processing, integration, data management and analytics.
Fast and Stable Cloud App Development
Incremental development in small sprints. We deliver in increments and provide major releases each 2–3 weeks and daily minor releases for you to get real user feedback early and focus on what’s truly matters. We provide regular reports so that you always keep track of the project's progress. In 1–2 months, you get a ready-to-use MVP – a first software version of high quality.
Clear development standards. To simplify software maintainability and accelerate the development process, we offer:
Shift-left approach to testing. To improve the testing process efficiency and overall software quality, we involve test engineers in the clarification and prioritization of application requirements, include developers in the software validation process, start active testing at the API level, and more.
A high level of automation. We automate software integration, testing, and deployment for the high quality of fast releases.
Domain knowledge. Domain expertise helps our BAs and software developers understand customer needs deeper, precisely scope the project, create the apps that better align with the client's business priorities, and reduce re-work.
Skilled talents. We promote skill upgrades among our experts so that they can solve problems faster and create less complex and more efficient solutions. We pay close attention to growing communicative skills and cross-cultural sensitivity to foster smooth and transparent collaboration between the teams and with clients.
Experienced project managers and well-defined communication points. Our PMs professionally bridge the gap between business and complex, cross-functional, distributed teams and take the role of a single point of contact to make the projects run smoother and faster.
Self-managed cross-functional teams. Our teams can include a Team Lead, developers, DevOps engineers, testers, BAs, and designers. The teams are trained to work independently and take full responsibility for the software feature implementation.
Our Happy Clients
Chief Operating Officer
Owing to ScienceSoft’s experience in distributed modular systems, we cooperated with them on the evolution of our Azure-based product for accounts payable management. The new software module performs stably even under heavy load, which helps provide high quality user experience for our customers.
ScienceSoft offers a high caliber of resources skilled in Microsoft Azure .NET, mobile and Quality Assurance. Over the past three years, Lixar was very pleased with the service provided by ScienceSoft development teams and executive management.
ScienceSoft’s team undertook the development of our product from scratch and showed deep expertise in the .Net environment and AWS and Azure services. So far, we’ve been partnering with ScienceSoft for around 3 years, and we are satisfied with our cooperation and its results – it’s clear they’re fully invested in our project and collaboration.
ScienceSoft has been providing an excellent level of service maintaining the application’s AWS infrastructure, as well as deploying and configuring new Linux-based virtual machines and AWS cloud services.
Leo Burnett Worldwide: What Is Working with ScienceSoft Like
For 4 years, we have been trusted with software development and support projects, including those based on .NET and AWS cloud, from a renowned advertising agency Leo Burnett Worldwide. Sam Gooby, Head of Platform Production at Leo Burnett, reveals his first-hand experience on cooperation with our team.
How Much Will Your Cloud App Project Cost?
ScienceSoft is ready to provide precise estimates for your cloud app development initiative so that you could plan your budget with confidence. For accurate estimation, we take into account:
How ScienceSoft Helps Optimize Cloud App Costs
ScienceSoft’s consultants provide an efficient cloud resource utilization plan due to:
Comparing cost and capabilities of different clouds for each specific cloud app project.
Keeping up with unique cloud cost optimization opportunities from the most popular cloud vendors (Microsoft Azure, AWS, Google Cloud).
Designing an auto-scaling cloud app architecture and dynamic resource orchestration to achieve up to a 37% decrease in cloud hosting costs (optionally).
Introducing proven application performance management practices to achieve a 19% increase in cloud app performance.
Providing the cloud resource consumption optimization plan and helping with its implementation and continuous management on-demand.
Cloud App Initiative Q&A by ScienceSoft
How can we avoid cloud vendor lock-in?
Ensure that your cloud application is designed without complex infrastructure dependencies to easily switch vendors of some cloud services if needed.
Another option is to create a cloud-agnostic cloud app, but it can tangibly increase the cost and duration of the development project.
How not to end up paying more for cloud than for local hosting?
Consider cloud-native architectures for your application. Companies usually experience 30-60% cost savings from what would normally be required for local hosting when the application is correctly adapted to the optimal cloud resource consumption at the architectural level. Note: Re-architecting of legacy applications to make them cloud-native is not always technically and economically feasible.
The Financial Times Includes ScienceSoft USA Corporation in the List of the Americas’ Fastest-Growing Companies 2023
For the second year in a row, ScienceSoft USA Corporation ranks among 500 American companies with the highest revenue growth. This achievement is the result of our unfailing commitment to provide high-quality IT services and create best-value solutions that meet and even exceed our clients’ expectations.
Our Cloud Development Service Options
Cloud app development
We plan, design and deliver scalable, portable, reliable and secure containerized cloud apps (including based on services/microservices). On demand, we:
- Assess development project feasibility, provide cost & time estimates.
- Power the app with advanced services (AI, VR, data science, IoT and more).
- Integrate the app with third-party systems.
- Provide continuous cloud app support and maintenance to meet new business needs.
Pricing Options for Our Services
Best for: Feasibility study, PoC, small cloud projects with clear and stable requirements.
You pay the price established by a contract.
Time & Material, Time & Material with a cap
Best for: advisory activities (business analysis, architecture design, project planning, etc.), agile cloud app development and implementation, cloud app evolution (introducing substantial changes or adding new functionality).
You receive the end-of-the-month invoice based on the hours or efforts reported per month (under the stated upper limit in case of T&M with a cap).
Best for: L1, L2 cloud application support.
At the start of cooperation, we define the ticket cost, and you get charged based on the volume of incidents we resolve monthly.
Fixed monthly fee
Best for: L3 cloud application support (in-code defect fixes, functional changes).
At the start of cooperation, we define the hourly rate for cloud app support activities. After the service is delivered, you pay for a bunch of hours during which we’ve been providing support.