Pitfalls of using custom code for cloud based system and their solutions

Pitfalls of using custom code for cloud based system and their solutions

Cloud-based software is particularly built to gain interest of a wide range of market. For individuals and small scale companies, utilizing generic cloud-based software is often acceptable, but a larger business will need custom software development to alter the functionality according to their own unique needs and requirements.


While integrating cloud-based software on SaaS platform, everything is provided other than the users and the corresponding data. The vendor provides the application code and the developer has restricted access to modify and write consistent code. This is specifically not an appropriate choice for deploying custom software development, as the vendor provides the complete cloud-based software.

For cloud-based software:

  1. Advantage: The complete cloud-based software is provided by the vendor except the users and the corresponding data.

  2. Disadvantage: You have restricted control over the cloud-based application and it is frequently arduous to incorporate external workflows into the cloud-based system.

In true cloud SaaS software, the vendor does not create custom cloud code for customer requirements. With every customization, they are integrating something known and keeping consistent code on their side to whatever the customer possesses.

If the vendor has custom cloud code, then they are integrating cloud-based software and that is a custom integration which then leads to all sorts of problems and risks.

There are a few guidelines explained below that will help you in optimizing your custom cloud code so that you can avoid the risks:

  1. Prevent excessive Server API calls

  2. Utilizing Static Variable does not make any difference

  3. Closely observe Metering Data

  4. Create consistent code

  5. Create more generic custom cloud functions


The classifying line is the cloud code. True cloud-based software is often written on a single line code. Customers can configure the cloud-based software as per their needs, but they can’t customize the cloud code for their enterprises or to install it on their local servers. Consistent code makes monitoring and maintenance trouble-free and lets the enterprise concentrate on innovation. Vendor should design for a highly efficient, secure and scalable cloud functions and cloud code.

If you cannot keep your cloud code consistent and generic, you lose all the productivity, scalability and cost benefit of the single line code. Also, the integration turns out to be considerably more time consuming, arduous and costly.

A scalable custom software development:

The cloud-based software with SaaS model only works when you can sell out the same consistent code to a large number of customers. Cloud-based software service companies are not charging higher amount of fees. They are investing a lot of time and money in research and development. But for the business to be serviceable, they have to sell out the cloud code repeatedly. If you start building code that is only used by a single customer, you will ruin your business and economic model.

This is what makes integrating cloud-based software more time taking, expensive, arduous and prone to risks. But, if you are working with a true cloud solution; integrating cloud-based software should not be a big trouble. So if you are buying cloud based software, you should ascertain if it is true cloud-based software. 

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