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Cloud Computing for beginners
If you are new to cloud computing, and want to know what it takes to migrate your skills to the cloud, here are a few tips.
Cloud computing is about moving your servers out of your datacenter (or out of your closet if you are with a small company) and move it to a cloud service provider. Your software will then run ‘in the cloud’. As a matter of fact, I think that you can a medium sized business in the cloud entirely. But that will be the topic of another post.
Compared to traditional IT, cloud computing has a number of advantages and disadvantages. For somebody trained in IT, acquiring the new skills to understand cloud technology and evaluate these advantages and disadvantages is not necessarily hard, but it takes some effort.
Some forma lcloud computing training is developing, and you can already get to be a certified cloud essentials professional (Want to know more? Visit www.cloudessentials.net).
But you can also educate yourself. It is actually easy to start experimenting with free cloud services. Even if they are not free, cloud service providers typically give you a free trial for 30 days. There is nothing that beats hands-on experience for understanding cloud technology. From that experience it is much easier to understand cloud hosting, cloud security, cloud computing trends, and the optimal road to cloud computing.
What youwould need to know to begin to evaluate the advantages and disadvantages ofcloud computing is some basic concepts such as Software as a Service, Platformas a Service and Infrastructure as a Service, as well as practical examples ofthose. There are tons of cloud applications these days. In fact, any software companynow has cloud variants of its products.
The choicemay be bewildering at first. If you need a little guidance in mapping out yourjourney to expand your skills in cloud computing, have a look at my digitalreport. “Kickstart your career in the cloud” runs you through the basicconcepts, and has step by step guidance for trying out cloud services yourself. I am confident that you will find this a wise investment in your career.