After developing and deploying cloud-based services for several years, we discovered Docker last year. It has revolutionised our development process. Our very small team can now develop full systems on our laptops, and easily deploy to any of the many docker hosting platforms with confidence in reliability. This keeps our overheads very low, but productivity very high.
If you require the development of cloud-based services such as Video Datapad, we only charge £40 per hour as we love this kind of work!