Future of AWS For Cloud Professionals
Cloud computing has occupied a big market share in offering good job opportunities. Almost every organization, especially IT companies, is leveraging cloud computing. There is no need of maintaining physical data centers anymore. Within the cloud computing industry, AWS (Amazon Web Services) has grown to be one of the most used cloud services platforms. In this blog, we will explore the trends and the future of AWS for all the Cloud professionals out there.
The following points will be covered in this blog:
- What is Cloud Computing?
- Various Users of Cloud
- What is AWS?
- What are AWS Certifications?
- The Future of AWS
- Strategic Alliances/Partnerships
- No.1 ranked Public Cloud Platform
- Fastest Growth Rate
- The Road Ahead
What is Cloud Computing?
The on-demand delivery of IT resources, information, data, and computing services over the internet is known as Cloud Computing. Cloud computing services can include networking, analytics, intelligence, servers, etc., over the internet. The charging for the usage of Cloud computing services is based on the ‘pay-as-you-go' model. The major advantage of Cloud computing is that it provides an alternative to on-premises computing and data centers.
There are many difficulties faced by organizations in having an on-premise data center. It requires a lot of maintenance and management efforts that include the purchase and installation of the hardware, along with configuring and setting up the system and storage system, etc. However, in the case of Cloud Computing, the value-added services can be availed by paying the rent charges. Some Cloud Computing online courses can help you develop a good knowledge base in this domain.
Various Users of Cloud computing
There are different users of Cloud computing services. Organizations of almost all sizes, industries, and types are availing of the benefits of Cloud Computing. These organizations are the ones who need support in software development and testing, big data analytics, virtual desktops, disaster recovery, etc. Let us consider an example- the Personal care and financial sector organizations have already started leveraging cloud computing to provide customers personalized services.
What is AWS ?
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a cloud platform offered by Amazon. It is the most highly adopted cloud computing platform and offers almost 170+ featured services from global data centers. Some of the top features offered by AWS include cloud infrastructure technologies such as databases, computing, storage, etc. AWS offers some advanced technologies such as IoT (Internet of Things), Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and more.
Cloud computing has evolved into a highly needed practice in every organization, and the same applies to AWS as it keeps coming up with regular releases and updates. The best thing about AWS is its high flexibility and user-friendly features. This is one of the reasons behind the growing popularity of AWS. As per research, AWS has been seeing an adoption rate of 70% since 2019, which is on the rise. The second place is occupied by Microsoft Azure, and the third-place has been reserved by the Google Cloud Platform with a 20?option rate.
What are AWS Certifications?
AWS certification is the first thing that comes to mind while talking about Cloud computing or a future career in AWS. These certifications validate the skill sets possessed by Cloud computing professionals. A Cloud aspirant is always advised to start his/her career by pursuing an AWS certification. There are Azure certifications as well but the stress is more on AWS as most organizations globally have adopted AWS and hence require AWS skills. These certifications come in various levels:
Each of the above levels contains training based on which cloud-based role you wish to get into. They focus on preparing the aspirant to help the organization build efficient and innovative teams.
Some of the popular AWS certifications are:
- AWS Cloud Practitioner (Foundational)
- AWS Solutions Architect
- AWS SysOps Administrator
- AWS Certified Developer
- AWS DevOps Engineer
- AWS Big Data - Specialty
- AWS Security - Specialty
The above-mentioned certifications offer training aligned to specific cloud job role needs. Candidates need not get certified in all of them. Instead, they can choose a certification based on the role they wish to build a career.
The future of AWS
AWS is currently the primary leader in the entire cloud computing industry. The ARR (Accounting Rate of Return) achieved by AWS in the Cloud market has already touched USD 10 billion.
AWS garnered an increase in the annual revenue of 2020 by 33% compared to the previous years. Since 2020, this rate has only increased. Even the organizations have adopted cloud computing and increased their spending on cloud computing platforms such as AWS. There are a few important reasons AWS has a good future for Cloud professionals. We have discussed below some of them:
Over the past few years, AWS has created a name of its own in the Cloud market through strategic partnerships with some of the major players across various industries to allow users to efficiently work with the Cloud. These partnerships by AWS are collectively known as the AWS Partner Network or APN and have gone a long way in helping AWS reach most of the users.
No.1 ranked Public Cloud Platform:
AWS is already the highest-ranked cloud platform holding more than 33% share in only the IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) market. It holds over 64% of the cloud market share on a global cloud computing market level. One of the reasons behind the top rank of AWS is that it is the oldest platform in Cloud and has more experience than other platforms like Azure and GCP (Google Cloud Platform).
Fastest Growth Rate:
AWS has the fastest growth rate out of all the Cloud Computing platforms. Before the launch of Microsoft Azure or GCP, AWS entered the industry in 2006, thus giving it a headstart. This has led AWS to grow at a faster rate than other platforms. In the third quarter of 2021, AWS recorded a growth rate of almost 40%. The provisioning capacity of AWS is 6 times higher than the combined provisioning capacity of all the competitors of AWS, which adds to its fast growth rate.
AWS is a very user-friendly platform, and customer-centricity is its goal. The partnerships with big brands such as Unisys, OpenText, Veritas and Nokia etc. have already boosted the availability of value-added services for all the AWS customers.
Some of the important facts and figures related to the AWS career are:
- There is a global estimate of 1.7 million job postings for AWS-related roles by 2022
- The CAGR for the AWS Cloud industry has been recorded as 45.4%.
- AWS professionals are among the top in-demand talent pools among other skilled professionals such as ML and AI engineers.
- AWS was launched in 2006, making it a preferred cloud platform by various organizations, irrespective of the industry they are into.
- As per reports, by the end of 2022, India and US will face a demand-supply gap of 430,000 AWS professionals
- 40% of AWS professionals have an AWS certification.
Some of the other features that make AWS a preferred Cloud platform are flexible pricing (AWS's pay-as-you-go pricing model) and the reliability of its valuable services.
The Road Ahead
For all the skilled Cloud professionals, the future is bright in AWS. It has not only got a good amount of job opportunities but has also transformed how companies work and access data/information. It is hence advisable to enroll in AWS courses such as the AWS Solutions Architect certification from e-learning institutes.