In today’s environment, coupled with the effect of the coronavirus pandemic, slow and steady no longer wins the race, especially with digital transformation. You either accelerate or you perish. One cannot overstate the need to change at the same pace as your environment. Notably, this involves improving and speeding up your delivery, amongst others.
But, what do we mean by today’s environment?
Three trends control today’s application development, namely:
- Cloud Migrations: The cloud is now more of a need than a want, and it’s getting mass adoption.
- AI and Machine Learning: Building intelligence within your applications is becoming a prerequisite to remain competitive.
- Agile and DevOps: Being agile and having DevOps in place defines your delivery speed.
Now, combine these trends with the challenges businesses are facing today: budget, resources, time, and a constantly changing business environment. You’d agree that the old way of working (traditional app development) no longer applies in the new normal.
This begs the question: “how do we move the needle on traditional application development?”
In a Forrester research article on low-code adoption, respondents were asked what challenges they faced and if low-code development platforms address those issues. 92% stated significant/modest improvement with low-code.
To better understand how you can accelerate your digital transformation with low code in the cloud, let’s take a step back to assess a typical traditional business application development process.
Every organization has its development process. But they generally have the same stages as the image above. That said, how can you accelerate this overall process?
In this article, we’ll show you how you can leverage Visual LANSA’s low code development platform in the cloud to accelerate your digital transformation.
Leverage Visual LANSA in the Cloud to Accelerate your Digital Transformation
Visual LANSA’s hybrid low-code approach means you can build entire enterprise applications more efficiently than any other low-code app builder on the market. Providing developers with all the tools they will ever need in one IDE streamlines the entire application development process. No need to learn other development languages as hybrid low-code eliminates the workarounds needed in other low-code platforms. Whether you are building enterprise progressive web apps or desktop apps, there isn’t a more efficient method to develop your applications.
Regarding accelerating your digital transformation, Visual LANSA allows you to seamlessly automate your operations by deploying it on the cloud using cloud platforms that support Windows servers. Let’s take a sneak peek into these platforms.
With the Visual LANSA v14 license and Windows 2012, you can deploy on the cloud using this option. That said, the LANSA v14 deployment using the AWS marketplace is an easy process. You can leverage its one-click deployment feature when you select the LANSA v14 and Windows 2012 item available on the marketplace.
However, the latest LANSA is v15, and for this, you can use any of the options we’ll be looking at next. You can also use cloud services not covered in this article or even host it on-premises as needed.
For Visual LANSA v15, you can deploy on a Windows Server using Amazon Lightsail. This option may be the easiest way to leverage the AWS cloud. Here, you can easily create a windows instance and connect to your instance using the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) client in Lightsail.
Deploy Visual LANSA v15 in a virtual machine in Azure that runs Windows Server 2019. Here, you simply create your virtual machine and connect to it using a remote desktop connection. Once you are connected via RDP you can begin the LANSA setup process normally.
Google Cloud Console
Run Visual LANSA v15 on a Windows Server virtual machine in Google Cloud Console. This option allows you to create a Windows Server virtual machine instance and connect to it using your choice of graphical or command-line tools. Once you are connected via RDP you can begin the LANSA setup process normally.
Run Visual LANSA in the cloud on Vultr. Here, you can easily deploy Windows Server instances and the Vultr cloud orchestration will do the rest. Once you are connected via RDP you can begin the LANSA setup process normally.
How can I get started with our low-code digital transformation today?
Keith Arteaga, Brunswick IT manager, when asked about LANSA’s effect on his company’s digital transformation: “With the help of online tutorials, documentation, and a few calls to LANSA support, we got started with the LANSA platform quickly. In a short amount of time, we built a lot of functionality that many other companies would not have taken on given the newness of the solution.”
Here’s another interesting fact. According to some reports, by 2024 most large enterprises will be using low-code development tools.
Will you be one of them? Contact us to get started on accelerating your digital transformation.