5 Sep 2022
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Effective Cloud Architecture Design for Business Efficiency

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By Tyrone Showers
Co-Founder Taliferro


A cloud architecture combines software, hardware, and networking components that make up your business's cloud environment. It includes everything from data centers to virtual machines (VMs), storage, services, and more. cloud architecture can help improve efficiency within an organization by providing access to scalable applications and databases without the need for IT resources or personnel. Still, it also requires careful planning to ensure it meets your company's needs. The good news is that we offer services— from implementation to security monitoring and more—to help you create an effective cloud architecture for your business today.

Determining the right cloud architecture for an organization

To ensure you're designing exemplary cloud architecture, you must first understand what cloud architecture is.

Cloud architecture is the design of a cloud-based solution. Cloud architecture aims to design a solution that meets business requirements and fits within your organization's budget. There are two main types of keys: private and public clouds. A private cloud is managed by an internal IT department, while a public cloud is managed by an external provider like Amazon Web Services (AWS).

For your organization to succeed in the long run, you must clearly understand how these services work. When making decisions about which would benefit your business better - such as if money should be spent on building out hardware resources internally instead of renting them externally through AWS -- those decisions can be made without wasting time deliberating over something that may not even have been necessary at all.

Deciding on an implementation roadmap

Planning a solution from the outset is a critical step in determining exemplary architecture, but it's not the only one. Before you start planning your cloud architecture, it's crucial to think about what problem you are trying to solve. Your goal should be specific and measurable (e.g., "improve website load time by 30%").

Once you have identified your goals, make sure they're reasonable. As with any project, don't set yourself up for failure by setting unrealistic expectations—but don't let that stop you from being ambitious, either. Setting attainable goals that will keep things moving while giving yourself room for growth is essential.

For example, if you want to lose weight over three months, then instead of aiming for losing 40 pounds in six weeks (which would likely backfire), aim instead at losing 10 pounds each month for three months straight—a total loss of 30 pounds.

Listing out the cloud-based services and corresponding use cases

Once you have the services, it's time to figure out the best way to use them. The first step is making a list of all the cloud-based services that your company currently uses and what their corresponding use cases are. This will help you determine which services are being used for what purpose, which can help inform future decisions around adding new services or improving existing ones.

Once you've got your list together, group everything into categories based on how they're being used—for example: "Web Services" could include things like payment processing or customer relationship management (CRM), while "Infrastructure as a Service" might consist of hosting, storage, and databases; "Platform as a Service" would be tools like Google Apps or Salesforce; "Software as a Service" would include things like email marketing software; and so on.

By listing out exactly how each service affects your business process and making sure the list makes sense from an operations perspective, you'll be able to visualize better where your biggest strengths lie when designing future products or features that rely on these assets.

Integrating analytics and building automation into the platform

You can use the cloud to integrate analytics and build automation into your platform. First, identify the use cases that will drive your business. Then gather data about these use cases by analyzing them and using machine learning to build a model. Train the model using a test set of data, then test it on a validation set to ensure its accuracy.

We can help you decide on the best cloud architecture for your company

  • We're experts at creating a cloud platform that is cost-effective, secure, and scalable.
  • We can help you with the process of deciding on the best cloud architecture for your company.
  • We can help you implement that architecture by providing expert advice on building and integrating it into your business.
  • And we'll also work with you to analyze the results of our work so far—and ensure everything is going smoothly.


Cloud application development is an exciting prospect. It’s not just about building applications for the cloud, but also figuring out how to build them in a way that makes them work well with other applications in the cloud. And since we live in a world where technology evolves rapidly, it’s important to think about how you will evolve your own applications as well.

Tyrone Showers