Five tools to build scalable and flexible products

Continuing our series on maximizing your digital investment, anticipating a product’s future growth needs and how it will need to adapt to keep up with other products in fast-changing markets helps it remain relevant and competitive. Designing modular architectures, employing scalable infrastructure, and adopting flexible development frameworks facilitate seamless scalability and adaptation to evolving technological landscapes. Following are five tools developers use to plan for digital scalability and flexibility.


  1. Amazon Web Services (AWS): AWS is a cloud computing platform with a wide range of services and tools for building, deploying, and scaling digital products. It provides scalable infrastructure, storage solutions, and computing resources. It also offers services for database management, machine learning, and serverless computing.
  2. Microsoft Azure: Azure is a cloud computing platform by Microsoft that provides similar services to AWS, including scalable infrastructure, data storage, and compute resources. It offers a comprehensive suite of services for building and deploying digital products, with support for various programming languages and frameworks.
  3. Google Cloud Platform (GCP): GCP is a cloud computing platform by Google that provides infrastructure, platform, and application services for building and scaling digital products. It offers scalable computing resources, storage solutions, and data analytics services, including tools for machine learning and AI.
  4. Docker: Docker is a containerization platform that allows developers to package applications and their dependencies into lightweight, portable containers. It enables consistent deployment across different environments and simplifies the process of building and scaling digital products.
  5. Kubernetes: Kubernetes is an open-source container orchestration platform that automates containerized applications’ deployment, scaling, and management. It provides tools for managing clusters of containers across multiple hosts, ensuring scalability, reliability, and flexibility for digital products.

Read our past blogs on other strategies to get the most from your digital product.