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What is Cloud Technology? Its Career Path

Created by Bhupesh sharma in Articles 6 Jan 2024
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Cloud computing is considered as the fastest growing industry for the last many years. Since its invent it has been offering a wide range of opportunities for the professionals who want to enter and grow in this field.
It has changed the way businesses used to operate by allowing them to store, manage, process the data and applications over the internet instead of using traditional infrastructure.

In this article I will discuss about what is cloud computing you can explore your career path in it even if you are a beginners in the field.

What is Cloud Computing?

Cloud computing is a technology that provides on-demand computing resources over the internet. It involves the delivery of software, infrastructure, and platform services to end-users through remote servers, known as the cloud. Cloud computing has three primary service models, which are:

1. Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)
IaaS provides virtualized computing resources such as servers, storage, and networking over the internet. Users can create and manage virtual machines remotely over the internet and allocate resources as per their need.

2. Platform as a Service (PaaS)
PaaS is mainly for developers to build, test, and deploy applications without worrying about underlying infrastructure which includes operating systems, development tools, and databases.

3. Software as a Service (SaaS)
SaaS offers end users access to software applications over the internet. They need not to install or maintain the software on their local machines.

Cloud computing has several business benefits for including

Cost savings
Scalability
Flexibility
Security

Businesses are not required to invest in expensive hardware and infrastructure in order to access latest technologies. Here are some of the most popular career paths in cloud computing for professionals with different backgrounds and skill sets:

1. Cloud Architect
Cloud architects ensure that business need is meet by having a responsibility for designing and implementing cloud solutions. In order to ensure cloud infrastructure is secure, scalable and cost effective they work hand in hand with developers and system administrators and provide updates to stakeholders.

2. Cloud Engineer
Cloud engineers are responsible for implementing and maintaining cloud infrastructure and services. They  configure and manage cloud resources such as virtual machines, storage and networking and work with various cloud providers such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud etc.

3. Cloud Developer
Cloud developers are mainly programmers and have knowledge in programming languages. Also they have experience in cloud based development tools such as AWS Lambda and Azure Functions. So they build and deploy cloud based applications on cloud platforms.

4. Cloud Security Specialist
Cloud security specialists ensure the security of cloud infrastructure and applications. They are also responsible whether security compliant, industry standards and regulations are met. They identify and mitigate security risks, implement security controls, and monitor cloud environments for potential threats.

5. Cloud Consultant
Cloud consultants are responsible for advising businesses on cloud strategy and best practices. They help businesses evaluate cloud solutions, identify cost savings opportunities, and develop cloud migration plans.

Skills Required for a Career in Cloud Computing

In order to get success in cloud computing, you need a combination of technical and soft skills. Here are some of the most important skills required for different cloud computing roles:

Technical Skills

Good knowledge on cloud platforms such as AWS, Azure, and Google Cloud
Decent experience with programming languages such as Java, Python, and JavaScript
Understanding of cloud-based development tools such as AWS Lambda and Azure Functions
Knowledge of cloud infrastructure and services such as virtual machines, storage, and networking
Understanding of cloud security and compliance requirements

Soft Skills

Strong communication and collaboration skills
Ability to work in a team environment
Problem-solving and critical thinking skills
Time management and organization skills
Adaptability and willingness to learn new technologies

Conclusion

Now you can consider cloud computing is an integral part of the technology industry and offers a range of opportunities for professionals from different backgrounds

Bhupesh sharma

Bhupesh sharma is a network automation and cloud architect and working on various cloud platforms including AWS, GCP, Azure and Oracle etc. He has been associated with one of the largest investment banking company in the world. He has done many complex migrations from traditional data center infrastructures to cloud platforms and also migrated ...

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