“I don’t need a hard disk in my computer if I can get to the server faster…carrying around these non-connected computers is Byzantine by comparison.” Steve Jobs
Cloud computing has clearly and without any doubt moved into the mainstream of IT industry. The advent of cloud computing has bought significant changes to the enterprises in the past few years. It has provided Big Data with a way to retrieve and store a huge amount of information. So, with the growing popularity of cloud computing, I thought of sharing some key aspects of cloud computing and how a move to the cloud can give your career a boost.
What is Cloud Computing?
Cloud computing is nothing but a service where the computing resource is delivered over a network connection, typically the internet. This technology relies on sharing a pool of virtual/and or pool of resources, instead of deploying personal or local hardware or software.
Let’s look at the benefits of using cloud computing-
- Scalability – You can increase and decrease resource as and when required which ensures that the level of resource is in vis-à-vis demand.
- Reliability – As multiple servers are used to host various services you can be assured that any individual system failure will not affect the continuity of service.
- Cost Effective – You pay as you use. This ensures that there is no unnecessary expense.
- Flexibility – It can suit almost all businesses.
- Economies of scale – Various services can be set up using one computing resource.
So, this was the basic of cloud computing. To move on to our topic as why you should get trained in cloud computing; I would like to say that never before the data storage and computing resources have been made so widely available to both the businesses and the general public. And with its increasing demand, there is a need for highly trained individuals who can ensure sustainability. It is revealed in a study by IDC that by 2021, 38% of IT positions will be related to cloud technology.
Keeping this in mind let’s see what are the major driving factors behind the cloud’s success, and why should IT professionals learn cloud for career advancement.
Why Should You Make a Move to the Cloud?
Cloud is everywhere
This innovation is witnessing a widespread utilization across various sectors. You navigate any IT website or open any technology magazine and you will see the term cloud computing mentioned there.
There has been a projected increase in the adoption of cloud computing. Microsoft and Amazon, the big game players in this field, are experiencing exponential growth. It is projected that public cloud IaaS (Infrastructure as a service) will share billions of revenues from hardware and software needs in the coming years. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that it is the new norm for enterprises. According to researches, 70% of companies across the world have at least one application based on cloud technology. In fact, a study revealed that in the U.S. alone, 78% of the small businesses are expected to use cloud by 2020.
What this means is that the business sector is starting to see the benefits of clouds computing and with so many different sectors giving their support to this innovation, there is no doubt that the clientele for cloud technology will increase manifolds. Therefore, if you possess the skill to work in this field then trust me there will be no dearth of opportunities for you.
Cloud Supports the Bring-Your-Own-Device Culture
Most of the companies have begun implementing the Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD), read smartphones, policy for their employees. This allows enterprises to reduce their overall hardware costs. This also leads to an increase in productivity since employees can work from places where they never would have been able to earlier. Thus, getting important company data to these workers own device has become a lot easy.
However, the possibility of data breach exists since employees rarely implement protective measures and it becomes the company’s prerogative to safeguard the information on such devices. And one of the best ways to do it is to use the cloud-based environment. It would be worth noting that providers of cloud service offer host of security and anti-malware options that can help companies in securing their data.
It is being revealed that 90% of the traffic running through mobile networks will be cloud-based by 2019 according to a study by The Economist Intelligence Unit. And as you all know that the ever-increasing dominance of smartphones in today’s world; is yet another reason for a bright future for cloud computing skill.
Cloud’s Growth and Popularity
Let’s look at some interesting statistics which might help you to take that plunge-
- Microsoft in 2018 is expected to generate at least 30% of its revenue through its cloud-based software service.
- Amazon, another big player in this field, is witnessing a growth of 68% every year from its cloud services and the number is expected to increase significantly in 2018.
- It is being said that this year, a typical IT department will have the minority of their platforms and apps 40% residing in on-premise systems.
- Cisco conducted a study which revealed that more than 83% of the data within three years will be based on the cloud.
- According to a recent study by Forbes in March 2018, certifications in virtualization and cloud computing can get you an average salary of $112,955 per year.
Another reason that I can give that you should get trained in the cloud as soon as possible is the possibility of market saturation of the talent. As the popularity of technology increases and it becomes more and more relevant in this modern world, more people will be scrambling to get the training in cloud technology.
The bottom line is before you become ancient in the field of technology, get yourself trained in cloud computing. Just remember that there will be 7 million jobs bearing on the job market in the coming years. So sooner you take the decision, sooner you will see a better and brighter future for your IT career.
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