Post the crisis, IIT Roorkee has observed a rise in the number of participants for its bachelors, masters, and doctoral level degree in Cloud Computing. There has been an increase of more than 80% in the number of new participants for the course in Cloud Computing, he adds.
“The Cloud technology is set to grow at an additional 5-10% from the expected Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 30% due to the massive transition to digital platforms. We have received over 500 applications in the lockdown for our Cloud Computing programme, says Sarita Digumarti, co-founder, Jigsaw Academy.
Cloud is essential for almost all sectors of the economy. Business such as banking, email, media streaming, e-commerce, etc store their vast amount of data on Cloud.
The Cloud industry which is already rising is expected to grow further in the near future, says Digumarti. Microsoft, which is one of the Cloud providers has noticed an increase of 7 75% in the use of its Cloud services and there are more than 15 Cloud providers operating in the market, she adds.
Why the drastic rise in Cloud Computing
Cloud computing is a driver technology for any of the new-age technologies such as Machine Learning, Deep Learning, and IoT technologies. It acts as their building block and facilitates their functioning.
“With over 10 years into use, Cloud Computing has emerged as a mature and established field as compared to AI, ML and other new-age technologies. It offers more established job opportunities as compared to the other courses. AI, ML are also dependent on Cloud Computing for m any of their functioning,” says Yogesh Simmhan, associate professor, Department of Computational and Data Sciences (CDS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore.
Professionals training in Cloud
SpringPeople, an IT training company, has joined hands with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to train professionals from Infosys, Wipro, TCS, IBM, HP, CISCO among others in Cloud Computing.
“Today we see an increase in the number of organisations that are migrating to the cloud. A lot of enterprises and individual employees are approaching us for designing learning paths in cloud computing, machine learning, IoT and many more digital technologies. Post the crisis, we have seen a three-fold increase in demand for our cloud computing courses,” says Ravi Kaklasaria, founder of SpringPeople.