Cloud computing is hot these days, with nearly every enterprise vendor using the term. In some cases, companies even use it to describe products they’ve sold for years. Oracle’s Larry Ellison tried to resist — a couple of years ago, he famously called the hype about cloud computing “complete gibberish” — but now even Oracle has gotten on board. So what is cloud computing and why are businesses embracing it?
At its simplest, cloud computing means that users are connecting to applications that run on a set of shared or pooled servers, rather than running on a single dedicated server. It offers a variety of computing resources as utilities over the Internet, on pay-for-use model. It creates a paradigm shift in how we harness IT and offers several benefits compared to traditional on-premise computing model which reduced costs, increased agility and flexibility.
IT professionals who understand the nuances of Cloud Computing are in demand at newbie ventures entering business with all infrastructure and services in the cloud as well as within existing companies grappling with how to best take advantage of this latest computing trend. These professionals will have the advantage of in-depth technical knowledge, the ability to decipher vendor strategies or be able to advise on, plan and architect cloud solutions.
Cloud computing certification is one of the hottest technology certifications in today’s job market. The comprehensive training and certification program provided by GSTF will be of specific interest to IT professionals, business analysts, managers, consultants, and system integrators as well students and executives, and help them gain new employment and/or take up new roles. It is designed to provide practitioners and students necessary knowledge, skills and expertise in the fast growing area of cloud computing as well familiar with best practices for harnessing the benefits of cloud computing.