Article by: Mansi Gaikwad (Oytie Private Limited).
Cloud computing has rated as most sought-after tech skill along with artificial intelligence and big data by LinkedIn. With ever-changing technology, demand for cloud engineers is increasing rapidly.
We all know necessity is Mother of Invention. The same way there are many reasons like Cost efficiency, flexible pay options, increased mobility which is resulting in the replacement of a traditional Servers to the Cloud. Cloud Computing will virtually replace traditional data centers within three years.
These changes in the traditional methods not only brings change in the work culture but also brings new career opportunity such as cloud Computing.
What exactly Cloud Computing is?
The term “cloud” was originally linked to the concept of distributed computing, which went mainstream at Apple-spawned General Magic in the early 1990s.
Cloud Computing can be defined as the delivery of different services through the Internet, including data storage, servers, databases, networking, and software. Cloud-based storage makes it possible to save files to a remote database and retrieve them on demand. Cloud computing takes all the heavy lifting involved in crunching and processing data away from the device you carry around or sit and work at.
We have seen the basic things about cloud Computing. Now let’s see what are the types of Cloud Services?
Following is the list of types of Cloud Services:
- Storage, backup, and data retrieval
- Creating and testing apps
- Analyzing data
- Audio and video streaming
- Delivering software on demand
What Career options can cloud computing provide?
There are many career options for them who want to develop their career in Cloud Computing.
Let’s have an over view of job opportunities in Cloud Computing:
- Cloud Consultant
- Cloud Reliability Engineer
- 3. Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
- 4. Cloud Security Engineer
- Cloud Security Architect
- Cloud Architect
- 7. DevOps Cloud Engineer
- 8. Data Science Engineer
- Cloud Data Scientist & Head ML Engineers.
Before choosing any field as a career one should primarily focus on the skills required to become the particular job holder.
Let’s focus on what skills do we need to acquire to kick start a career in cloud computing:
1 Database skills:
2 Programming skills:
5 Quality Assurance:
6 Information security:
Cloud Service Providers:
- Amazon Web
- Microsoft Azure
- Google Cloud Platform technologies hosted by Google.
- IBM Cloud.
- Verizon Cloud.
We have now a simple idea about how Cloud can be preferable option for your career. One who has less interest in software development or one who does not belong to Computer Science or information technology background can definitely go with Cloud Computing as a preferable and most demanded career option in current times.
In upcoming articles we will study about different Cloud Service providers and the career opportunities provided by them.