How to start career in Cloud Computing — SpeedyCloud
If you are fresher to the cloud computing world, it will be a challenging for you. By fresher, I assume you just graduated from university. There are several aspects to learn about cloud computing such as Getting Certification, training, online learning, comparing the tycoons and their services, staying up to date with technology etc.
When I got my joining date at SpeedyCloud, I was very excited. But as the date came nearer, I was bit nervous. I was completely new to the Cloud Computing industry. I had no idea about it before joining the SpeedyCloud. I had so many questions in my mind such as, what is Cloud Computing? Why it’s important? What makes it useful and why someone should move to the cloud? Cloud security etc. With the great support of @BryanZheng (Marketing Director) at SpeedyCloud, I have learned a lot of stuff and now able to present myself on behalf of SpeedyCloud. I used to write notes on daily basis, learning stuff regarding cloud computing and prepared content to help newcomers.
So, What is Cloud Computing?
To me, cloud computing is the delivery of computing services — servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics, and more — over the Internet. Companies offering these computing services are called cloud providers and typically charge for cloud computing services based on usage, similar to how we’re billed for water or electricity at home.
We are always using Cloud, even if we don’t realize it. If we use an online service to send email, edit documents, watch movies or TV, listen to music, play games, or store pictures and other files, it’s likely that cloud computing is making it all possible behind the scenes. The first cloud computing services are barely a decade old, but already a variety of organizations — from tiny startups to global corporations, government agencies to non-profits — are embracing the technology for all sorts of reasons.
Here are a few of the things we can do with the cloud:
• Application development and services
• Data recovery, Data storage & backups
• Host websites & blogging
• Audio & Video streaming
• Deliver software on demand
As a newcomer, I wondered what makes cloud computing so popular?
Here are 6 common reasons organizations are turning to cloud computing services:
1.Cost effectiveness, 2. Speed, 3. High Scalability,4. More Productive, 5. Good Performance, 6. Reliability
Types of cloud services:
Infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (Saas). These are sometimes called the cloud computing stack because they build on top of one another. Knowing what they are and how they’re different makes it easier to accomplish your business goals.
With IaaS, we rent ITinfrastructure — servers and virtual machines (VMs), storage, networks, operatingsystems — from a cloud provider on a pay-as-you-go basis.
Platform as a service (PaaS)
Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) refers to cloud computing services that supply an on-demand environment for developing, testing, delivering and managing software applications. PaaS is designed to make it easier for developers to quickly create the web or mobile apps, without worrying about setting up or managing the underlying infrastructure of servers, storage, network, and databases needed for development.
Software as a service (SaaS)
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) is a method for delivering software applications over the Internet, on demand and typically on a subscription basis. With SaaS, cloud providers host and manage the software application and underlying infrastructure, and handle any maintenance, like software upgrades and security patching. Users connect to the application over the Internet, usually with a web browser on their phone, tablet, or PC.
Types of cloud deployments:
Not all clouds are the same. There are three different ways to deploy cloud computing resources: public cloud, private cloud, and hybrid cloud.
Public clouds are owned and operated by a third-party cloud service provider, which deliver their computing resources like servers and storage over the Internet. Microsoft Azure is an example of a public cloud. With a public cloud, all hardware, software, and other supporting infrastructure is owned and managed by the cloud provider. We access these services and manage our account using a web browser.
A private cloud refers to cloud computing resources used exclusively by a single business or organization. The private cloud can be physically located in the company’s on-site data center. Some companies also pay third-party service providers to host their private cloud. A private cloud is one in which the services and infrastructure are maintained on a private network.
Hybrid cloud is the combination of public & private cloud, bounded together by technology that allows data and applications to be shared between them. By allowing data and applications to move between private and public clouds, hybrid cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more deployment options.
What are the best resources to learn about Cloud Computing?
Here are the top Cloud Computing learning resources, but not limited to this. We can also use Blogging, LinkedIn, Facebook and of course, Google and youtube are the best sources to learn and explore the learning stuff.
3- Sys-Con Media
5- Thought on Cloud
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