6 key skills that will get you a job in Cloud tech!
Looking to make a career in Cloud? Brush up these skills.
Diksha Gupta, TechGig.com
Several reports have vouched that Cloud is one of the hottest tech careers in 2016. In fact Zinnov claims that India will be a hotspot when it comes to hiring tech professionals. According to a Zinnov study, India will grow at 45 per cent CAGR to USD14.8 billion in 2020. The study estimates that the private Cloud market will increase to USD7.4-7.6 billion in 2020. The public Cloud market is expected to grow to an almost of equivalent size at USD7.0-7.4 billion in 2020.
Cloud will grow at this fast pace for various reasons.
Dell's Global Technology Adoption Index indicates that Cloud adoption is uniquely driven by expectations of greater organisational speed and employee satisfaction. Additionally, cloud use continues to increase globally from 79 per cent in 2014 to 82 per cent in 2015. For organisations utilising Cloud technology globally, the top three benefits experienced include: cost savings (42 per cent), getting things done faster (40 per cent) and better allocation of IT resources (38 per cent). Clearly, Cloud is no longer just a buzz word. It is a realityand hence it is 'the' career option for IT professionals, where the real career growth lies.
Going forward some of the sought after job titles will include Cloud Computing Architect, Cloud Infrastructure Engineer, Infrastructure Architect, Cloud Solutions Architect, Enterprise Cloud Architect etc. So, if you have been contemplating a career in Cloud, Manish Gupta, director & general manager, Enterprise Solutions Group, Dell India shares the key skills that one would need:
1. Basic understanding of IT infrastructure:Migrating data from on-premises infrastructure to Cloud requires an understanding of the IT infrastructure. This, infact, is the first step of getting on to the Cloud bandwagon. Given the fact that the CIOs are still unsure about the feasibility of cloud for various applications, there is a significant demand of professionals with the skills to facilitate this migration.
2. Ability to work on databases: A decent understanding and ability to work on database languages such as SQL, MySQL, Hadoop, and Cassandra is important for a career in Cloud.
4. A good hang of Linux platform: Cloud is majorly dominated by the Linux platform. Considering the fact that Linux continues to have significant presence in the Cloud world, it is imperative to have fantastic skills to work on Linux platform. The best place to gather knowledge on Linux is online communities. There's a lot literature out there and then there's help if you get stuck somewhere.
5. Ability to automate tasks: With data centers moving to a software defined world, automation is taking over manual processes quickly. Companies hiring Cloud professionals value the ability to program automation of tasks and processes.
6. Know-how of Cloud security skills: Security is always a concern for the Cloud-related tasks. CIOs looking to get on Cloud are always worried about data security. Hence, a sound knowledge of IT security is critical to get a job in Cloud domain.