How to Optimize Your Cloud Deployment with Mendix

By 2026, 75% of organizations will adopt a digital transformation model based on a cloud platform. Moving to the cloud can speed up time-to-value, lower your operational burden, make scaling effortless, and set your organization up for success in several other ways.

But first, you must know which cloud deployment best fits your organization.

Mendix is cloud-native — with built-in cloud ops and flexible design functionality. Mendix also offers several cloud deployment options to meet the needs of any enterprise. Read on for more details.

3 questions to ask about your cloud deployment

Let’s examine the most critical questions an enterprise should ask about cloud deployment strategies.

1. What kind of cloud does your org need?

Select from the following options to narrow down the field:

Public cloud

The provider generally manages a public cloud, which means you require only limited DevOps resources. Public clouds are the easiest and the fastest to implement. Some examples of providers are:

  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud Platform (GCP)
  • StackIT

With a public cloud, you might hear terms like AWS-shop, SAP-shop, and partner-managed.

Virtual private cloud (VPC)

VPCs are private clouds hosted within public clouds. VPCs are a great fit if your organization has Kubernetes expertise and dedicated DevOps resources.

VPCs also work wonderfully for heavily regulated industries like government and financial services. PVC providers include Mendix Private Cloud and Red Hat OpenShift.


You have complete control over your deployments when you run your app portfolio on a local data center. However, this sort of setup requires hardware and other on-site resources that detract from the overall benefit of cloud computing.

2. Do you want a fully managed cloud solution?

Managed cloud solutions work as cloud deployments-in-a-box. In a fully managed solution, your provider handles cloud operations so your team can focus on the actual development of your apps.

With Mendix Cloud, we’ll manage cloud-native infrastructure, DevOps, configuration management, backups, monitoring, and more.

3. Do you have security and governance regulations that might affect your deployment choice?

Many public clouds run as multi-tenant solutions, which doesn’t affect performance, security, or stability. However, highly regulated industries and organizations might require a single-tenant solution where they are the sole owners of that cloud.

While this list of questions is not comprehensive, it gives you an idea of what to consider when evaluating cloud deployment strategies.

Deploy on your own terms

With Mendix, you can tailor your cloud deployment to the needs of your business quickly and securely. Let’s take a look at some of the options available.

Mendix Cloud

Mendix Cloud is a public, multi-tenant cloud built on Cloud Foundry and AWS. It’s the perfect fully managed solution for organizations that need a fast time to market. Mendix Cloud features industry-leading security, high global availability, and costs less.

Mendix Cloud Dedicated

Need a single-tenant deployment but want Mendix to manage it? Mendix Cloud Dedicated is a private version of the Mendix public cloud.

This installation has all the features of Mendix Cloud in a fully isolated, wholly controlled environment.

Mendix for Private Cloud

Mendix for Private Cloud is a private, single-tenant deployment to your chosen cloud or on-premise data center. Compliant, secure, and private, Mendix for Private Cloud is the easiest way to run apps in your VPC in Azure, AWS, GCP, or Red Hat OpenShift.

Mendix for Server-Based Deployments

Mendix for Server-Based Deployments is your option if you have particular needs or your organization has more experience with Windows/Linux VM-based deployments.

Partner Cloud (SAP, AWS, etc.)

If you have experience managing cloud applications like SAP or AWS and want to keep that control, you can easily integrate Mendix resources into your existing cloud provider.

Flexibility, speed, control

By 2027, the cloud will be pervasive and onto its next chapter—flexibility and innovation. It will be ubiquitous and the basis for most IT and business innovation.

That’s why choosing a deployment option that aligns with your enterprise’s cloud strategy is essential to enable future growth (or something like that).

If this feels like a lot, don’t worry! The important things to remember are that Mendix has the flexibility to let you manage your cloud deployment however you like, plus the expertise to help you ensure your execution and strategy align.

If you’d like to chat, contact us! We’re happy to help you find the best fit for you and help you get set up.