India is going to be adapting Cloud very rapidly as there are a lot of companies that scale up to serve to Large number of Users. Companies like NDTV, Domino’s etc have used Cloud to a great extent (NDTV has scaled rapidly and handled huge traffic on their site during Assembly Elections). Because of the huge data that we generate at a rapid pace, Cloud is required for faster analysis and processing of the same
Major Cloud vendors like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services are about to set up a cloud data center specific to India region. Digital Ocean too is setting up a data center in Bangalore
It is predicted that the cloud market will reach over $3 billion by next year in India—an almost five-fold increase from 2012.
Cloud computing will transform the way business is done. Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) will directly be benefited across the country. This sector employs 40% of the workforce and is growing at a rate of 8% per year; it will also dictate the future course of Indian development. According to Zinnov, which a leading consulting company, the cloud computing market in India is expected to reach $4.5 billion by this year with most users being SMBs.
The latest market analysis by Cisco* shows that within next three years more than four-fifths of all data center traffic, 83 percent, will be based in the cloud. Wherein most of this will be going to public cloud services, thus there will be more workloads (56 percent) in the public cloud than in private clouds (44 percent).
According to Cisco, there will be over 50 billion devices connected to the Internet, by 2020. Cisco’s strategy is to invest in solutions of hybrid data centers to create an optimized IoT (Internet of Things) infrastructure.
The above are just a few situations in which cloud is growing, and how all industries are benefitting from, thus making it clear that there is going to be a substantial increase in the demand for cloud computing professionals.
Cloud Computing opportunities in India:
Opportunities in cloud are increasing day by day, IT Architects with Cloud Computing skills can earn as high as INR 2,000,000*. According to the survey by Computerworld 25% of the hirers interviewed would be looking out for individuals with Cloud Computing skills.
THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT !!!
Cloud computing is computing based on the internet. Where in the past, people would run applications or programs from software downloaded on a physical computer or server in their building, cloud computing allows people access the same kinds of applications through the internet. It is a solution growing in popularity, especially amongst SMEs. The CRN predicts that by 2014, small businesses will spend almost $100 billion on cloud computing services