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 Application Development - ScienceSoft
Cloud Application Development - ScienceSoft

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.

Why ScienceSoft

  • 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?

  • ~ 99.98%

    service availability

  • 10–40%

    operating costs savings

  • 3–4x

    faster launch of new features

  • 15–30%

    higher development and support staff productivity

  • 96%

    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.


  • Structuring and elaborating on your high-level software idea.
  • Suggesting innovative feature ideas based on the analysis your needs/software idea.

Cloud app planning

  • Drawing up high-level functional and technical requirements to software.

For corporate apps:

  • Eliciting business needs and concerns regarding existing and desired business process flows.

For products:

  • Defining a “killer feature” for an MVP to get an advantage on the market.
  • Defining OOTB functionality.
  • Deciding on a customization and integration approach.

Business case

  • Estimating the expected TCO of your cloud application and exploring ways to optimize it.
  • Estimating the expected ROI of your cloud application.
  • For products: mapping features to subscription plans and different product versions.

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

  • Detailing cloud app architecture that meets availability, performance, security, portability, etc. objectives.
  • Choosing an optimal tech stack.
  • Ensuring compliance of the app’s architecture with industry regulations (HIPAA, FDA, PCI DSS).
  • Designing a cloud infrastructure.

Cloud app UX/UI design

  • Designing UI mock-ups.
  • UX research.
  • For products: planning UX with a view to higher conversion from trial or free version to paid users, better up-selling services and subscription options, higher retention.
  • Designing/redesigning UX.

Cloud app development

  • Back-end development.
  • Front-end development.
  • Integrations with other software.
  • Designing a CI/CD pipeline for cloud deployment.

Cloud app QA & testing

  • Test planning.
  • Regular code reviews.
  • Unit testing.
  • Conducting functional, integration, regression, exploratory, performance, usability, compatibility, security testing.
  • Test automation.
  • Release testing in case of iterative development.

Cloud app support and evolution

  • Cloud application administration.
  • Cloud application monitoring.
  • L1–L3 cloud application support.
  • User behavior/transactional data analysis.
  • For products: experimenting with features to find what really works (using A/B testing and other fact-based methods).

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 split an application into services/microservices and get them containerized to help you minimize downtimes caused by application overload or migration.


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 heavily invest in a mature information security system compliant with ISO 27001 and follow CIS, NIST, and OWASP requirements and recommendations. We also retain top security experts on board, build a secure development environment, ensure strict access control and strong encryption algorithms.


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.

Our Cloud App Development and Migration Stories

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:

  • Ample coding documentation.
  • Standardized and optimized software architecture.
  • A proven set of development practices, tools (e.g., defined by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)), and controls (e.g., code review processes).
  • A well-established development methodology.

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.

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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:

  • The number and complexity of app features.
  • The development method for app features (built with ready cloud services or coded from scratch).
  • The number of user roles.
  • The complexity of the application logic and workflows.
  • The number and complexity of integrations with other software systems.
  • UI design uniqueness and complexity (including the number and complexity of screens).
  • Government and industry regulations to comply with.
  • The cloud to host the app and cloud services employed, and more.

How ScienceSoft Helps Optimize Cloud App Costs

ScienceSoft’s consultants provide an efficient cloud resource utilization plan due to:






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.

Your Cloud Implementation Right On the First Try!

ScienceSoft offers well-established agile development processes, latest software design patterns, and a high degree of automation to help with safe, swift and financially sound cloud application development.

Techs and Architecture Patterns We Work With

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.

We Eagerly Put in Use IT Innovations

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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.
Build my cloud app

We cover:

  • Application and/or DWH migration to the cloud with all-around modifications (if necessary).
  • Integration of cloud and on-premises environments into a hybrid infrastructure (if required).
  • Data migration.
  • CI/CD implementation.
  • Cloud infrastructure configuration.
  • Cloud application testing.
Move my app to the cloud

Pricing Options for Our Services

Fixed price

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).

Per-ticket pricing

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.