Can you believe it’s August already? With summer in full swing – what does the cloud job market really look like?
Well – the good news is that organizations are certainly hiring and looking for talented technology professionals.
So what’s new? Over the past few months a few new types of platforms and technologies are creating increased demands from evolving businesses. If you’re in the cloud job world – here are a few things to keep an eye on:
- Security. This one is almost a given. The biggest differences is the understanding around all of these new types of virtual security services. Cloud security testing, application integrity management, and data control are all great security skills to have.
- Application interconnectivity. The nature of the modern application revolves directly around the inter-operable aspect of the infrastructure. This means connecting apps between platforms, legacy environments, and delivering all of this to a very mobile user.
- Mobility architecture. Speaking of mobility – the modern user is all about being hyper-mobile and always connected. Here’s a hought from the latest Cisco Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast Update – “By the end of 2014, the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on earth, and by 2018 there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita. There will be over 10 billion mobile-connected devices by 2018, including machine-to-machine (M2M) modules—exceeding the world’s population at that time (7.6billion).” Get familiar with the architecture and concepts around mobility and how it impacts the modern organization.
- High-performance computing. This is an interesting one — but important. Take a look at the HP Moonshot platform when you get the chance. These are systems capable of predicting earthquakes over vast regions. Definitely take a look at this architecture as more organizations move into the data management and business intelligence world.
Check out the full article here on DataCenterKnowledge regarding some of the latest things to consider in the cloud job market.