Everybody is cloud crazy. The old style of computing is that you relied on massive computers to store data. Now computer systems are moving from real physical storage to this this thing called Cloud Service. So instead of the old model, you’re using a service powered by a group of hardware somewhere in the world and delivered in a shared capacity to your actual unit over the Internet.
The Cloud Engineer is responsible for understanding server administration, networking and running applications on these virtual and non-virtual platforms. Creating resilient cloud infrastructure is the next big topic amongst those in this field. When a cloud goes down and all the data storage from, say, a big online company like Amazon is in limbo, the Cloud Architect needs to know the right fix because we all know downtime equals lost dollars. Very important job here; expect future demand to only increase.