End-user software that can be accessed and utilized in the Cloud is known as a cloud application. Applications in the Cloud are therefore device- and location-agnostic.
An application that has been migrated to the Cloud but was created using a traditional client-server architecture is referred to as a cloud-enabled application. Usually, this is enterprise-level legacy software. Some application attributes need to be altered for the migration or modified for the Cloud, and each customer’s instance must be managed separately. This often leads to time-consuming and costly maintenance.
In contrast, cloud-native solutions originate in the Cloud and are designed using a multi-tenant architecture. This enables fast deployment and maximum scalability without the investment of costly IT resources and infrastructure. Because only one instance of the software is managed by the vendor, they can deliver frequent enhancements without any downtime or disruption.