Best Practices For Working With a Cloud Environment

The benefits of working with a cloud environment are great but might need some getting used to for developers who are not familiar with cloud environments.

Your application might utilize your won external web portal, a backed server or external plugins that complete your business logic over BioT platform. These should be considered part of the cloud solution and be considered part of the platform, or the platform as part of it.
In this article we will go over some best practices for working in a cloud environment, and explain the benefit of implementing each one.

Multiple Environments

Remember that there is no single environment that you are working with. There will be a development (DEV) environment, followed by a staging and production environment. Keep your code flexible by using environment variables so that API calls can be directed to each environment easily.

Duplicate Everything

Do not use the same resources in different environments. For example, do not register the same device in different environments, since if there is a problem, you will not know from which environment the problem originated. If you have an external server that works with the cloud environment, duplicate it and have three server instances; one each for the development, staging, and production environments, for the exact same reason.

Automate Your Deployments

If you have any plugins or external services that work directly with an environment, automation can help you to streamline your deployment process and reduce the risk of errors. There are a number of tools available that can help you to automate your deployments. Common ones are Jenkins and Terraform.

Monitor Your Applications

While BioT monitors the platform, it cannot monitor external tools and services. It is important to monitor your applications in the cloud to ensure that they are performing as expected.


Set up proper logging mechanisms to gain insights into the performance and health of your applications. Use trace IDs when making API calls to trace the flow of the calls from your application through BioT, detect issues, and troubleshoot problems effectively.

Security and Compliance

Remember that cloud data that is not stored in BioT needs special consideration. Understand the security measures provided by your cloud provider and follow best practices for securing your applications and data. Ensure that you comply with relevant regulations and industry standards, especially when dealing with sensitive data. Contact BioT for more information about securing your data in the cloud.


These are just a few of the best practices that you can follow when working in a cloud environment. By following these practices, you can help ensure that your applications are secure, compliant, and performing as expected.