Cloud Computing – The Data Storm

Through the annals of history, Mankind has always explored different means to store information. Starting from Cave paintings to Papyrus scrolls then came the printing revolution and now information storage has been taken to new heights since the advent of the digital age. Cave paintings were merely used to store information for future generations, these days the purpose for storing data impacts our day to day activities. With almost every businesses and government organizations digitizing all their documents, the need to seamlessly access information at one go is of prime importance in-order save time and money. Cloud computing has been the ultimate riposte to all our data storage queries and problems.

Cloud Computing is all about storing and accessing data over the internet instead of your computer hard drive or any other portable storage device. The term “cloud” is just a metaphor for the internet. Initially emails used programs that were stored on a computer’s hard-drive like Outlook but through cloud computing internet programs like Gmail, Hotmail that use their Data servers to initiate their email services solely through the internet. Through smart phones, the concept of carrying our work with us wherever we go has been made possible through cloud computing. Google offers a wide array of cloud computing programs like Gmail, Google docs, Google drive and much more programs for both Smartphone’s and desktops. Cloud computing revenue is expected to grow steadily around the world from 110.27 billion U.S. dollars in 2012 to more than 200 billion in 2016.

The general rhetoric of cloud computing services is its inadequacy to make a break through at the enterprise level.  Enterprise cloud often battles with this innate balance of creating an instant infrastructure for an evolving database without creating loopholes in its cloud servers that compromise its security from fraudulent forces. The introduction of the hybrid cloud which uses a combination of internal storage, cloud storage and other third party storage to create an orchestration between the two platforms has been widely accepted at the enterprise level. Nonetheless, the makeover of the cloud platform allows it to transcend the changing demands of the global market. Google is already working on a dynamic Serverless Architecture that creates an automated infrastructure which is in sync with an applications rapidly progressive database.


Career Scope:

As more companies are moving into the Cloud , the demand for cloud computing specialist for cloud based providers will grow in the coming years. The revenue for cloud computing is expected to hit the 300 billion USD mark by 2020 making Cloud computing a lucrative and exiting career path.

List of Jobs as a Cloud Computing Professional:

  • Cloud Architects
  • Application Developers
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Big Data Specialists – Analyzing Business Trends
  • Cloud Security Specialists
  • Traditional Datacenter Jobs