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It is like a mega concert in which high-tech stage equipments are being hired by the organiser from different vendors to cut cost and hold a successful show. Almost in a similar fashion, the today’s IT based enterprises are looking at hiring cloud computing services for servers, storage and software in-house to run their businesses profitably.

Backbone of enterprises

If cutting down costs on setting up servers, storage and software-in-house facilities by an IT enterprise to remain competitive in the market make business sense then Cloud computing is all set to form the backbone of majority of enterprises in no so distant future.

Bridge Skill-gap

For the fast changing technological landscape of the Indian and global IT industry Cloud computing offers a golden opportunity to enterprises to leverage their businesses. However, the industry’s warm welcome to the technology is likely to have a serious fall out for India’s nearly 2.8 million IT professionals. The message is loud and clear – bridge the skill gap and learn Cloud computing or be ready for a tough time ahead.

Demand for professionals

As an increasing number of businesses jump the Cloud bandwagon, the demand for skilled workforce in the Cloud computing technology is set to go up manifold in the days to come. Why are the enterprises rushing for the cloud? One simple answer to this could be it: enables seamless management of data from any device with an internet connection. This also implies that an enterprise can store data and applications remotely to access the files through internet from anywhere in the world.

Cloud in India

In the United States, as per a Nasdaq report, the cloud services accounted for an increase in revenue by 60 percent in 2014. Things look equally promising in India’s cloud ecosystem. ‘India cloud computing Market Forecast and Opportunities 2020’ has predicted a growth of 22 per cent at a CAGR during the 2015-20. Another recent report by Gartner says that Cloud computing will form the bulk of India’s IT spending in 2016. The cloud market in India is projected to reach $3 billion by 2016. This will entail a fivefold increase since 2012.

Jobs creation

The more the cloud-use the more are the chances of job creation. Given the scenario the demand for industry-ready cloud computing professional is likely to grow considerably. An industry expert says that cloud computing salaries have skyrocketed with most of the companies offering a starting salary of around 7-8 lakh per annum in India. Keeping in mind the projected rise in demand for Cloud professionals, Bengaluru based Asia’s premier IT skill gap training institute –IIHT- has come forward with an engineering programme in cloud computing.

Training at IIHT

The IIHT’s Cloud Computing engineering curriculum covers a vast array of subjects in the field and imparts comprehensive training and hands on experience to aspiring candidates. The training is imparted to help candidates understand cloud computing environments and platforms and learn skills like Server Visualisation with HyperV, Server Virtualisation with VMware, XenServer 6.2, XenApp 6.5, XenDesktop 7.6, Configuring and Deploying a Private Cloud – 20247, Opensource OpenStack Cloud platform, Amazon Web Services – EC2, Microsoft Azure, Office 365, Network Monitoring and Nagios.

Positions in cloud

Trained Cloud computing professionals can land jobs in various positions and with higher pay-package. Some of the job roles that the industry is ready to offer to trained professionals are: Hyper-V Administrator, Data Centre Administrator, System Len VMWare, CITRIX Admin, Hybrid Cloud Architect, Openstack Architect, Cloud Solution Architect and Office 365 Admin, etc.