The demand for cloud computing services is on an exponential rise. Dr Venkateshwaran Loganathan lists out jobs to look out for A growing domain in the tech industry, cloud computing involves the delivery of services such as servers, storage, databases, networking software, analytics and intelligence over the internet. A popular option for businesses to increase productivity, performance and security of their services, cloud computing reduces the requirement for large upfront investments in hardware.
Offering valuable services to organisations, the demand for cloud computing services is on an exponential rise. As per IDC, the Indian cloud computing market is expected to grow to $4 billion by 2020 with an annual growth of more than 30 per cent, thereby creating one million new jobs in India.
Here are few job roles one can take up to advance their career in this domain.
DevOps: A set of applications that automates the processes between software development and IT teams, DevOps builds, tests, and releases software faster and more reliably. A DevOps manager needs to manage the infrastructure, ensuring that everything is perfectly in tune with the needs of the appliance. A DevOps manager should be adept with managerial skills to maximise the predictability, efficiency and security of the operational processes.
Cloud Architect: Responsible for bridging the gap between complex business problems and solutions in the cloud, a Cloud Architect converts the technical requirements of a project into the architecture that will guide the final product. They manage the cloud computing architecture in an organisation including the front-end platforms, servers, storage, delivery and networks.
Cloud Software Engineer: Responsible for any duties related to cloud computing, including design, planning, management and support, the roles of a Cloud Software Engineer can be broken into multiple divisions. A Cloud Software Engineer is responsible for overseeing the development of the programming systems, maintaining them and ensuring that they function correctly.
Cloud System Administrator: With primary job responsibilities of configuring the cloud management service and manage these services, a Cloud System Administrator works in a mixed Windows and Unix software environment. They also lead, oversee and maintain multi-user computing environment as per the organisation’s requirements. They are required to possess strong technical knowledge of virtual machines such as IaaS, PaaS and SaaS. These professionals are usually responsible for the design and development of disseminated software modules that combine with cloud service providers.
The writer is Head of Technical Training, KGiSL Institute of Technology