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5 Must Haves For A Cloud Computing Job Seeker

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Cloud computing is evolving rapidly as an all new services delivery model as it offers numerous advantages both to end users and businesses irrespective of their size. The greatest advantage of cloud is that it allows for high scalability of on-demand resources, be it computing or software.

As more and more enterprises are moving towards using Cloud computing services, a range of job opportunities in cloud computing has cropped up, requiring graduates, who are more than just 'technically sound'. The following are the key requisites that industry experts look for in cloud computing aspirants.

Technical Knowledge
Cloud allows organizations to streamline their IT resources, relieving a majority of the daily systems and application management. However, possessing platform skills to build applications that run on distributed infrastructure can prove to be advantageous. In addition, a good understanding of cloud service and deployment models is essential for deriving maximum benefits of cloud technology.

Business Acumen 

Cloud computing gives rise to an overlap of business and technology. Hence, apart from the obvious requirement of technical skills, it is extremely beneficial for aspirants to have business acumen, which can take them a long way.

Integration & Analysis Skills
Although, this does not necessarily have to be their strong suit, it is advisable for aspirants to have a fundamental understanding of data integration and analysis, to better leverage services offered in cloud data storage that comes in various forms, for instance SQL Azure, Azure Table Storage and Ques.

Comprehension Of Open Hybrid Clouds

In any given organization the IT landscape is a medley of new and legacy systems and thus the envisaged Cloud computing model is not a homogenous one. IT pros need to understand how to build and extend their companies' cloud computing infrastructure in a way that is open.

Communication And Negotiation Skills

Good communication skills come handy in every field but specifically for cloud computing aspirants to deal with service-level agreements and the problems encountered by breach of such SLA's. Experience in vendor negotiation or just exceptional communication skills will solve the purpose and give the contender an edge over the other.