The public cloud market is experiencing explosive growth. Gartner predicts revenue will grow from $176 billion in 2018 to $240 billion in 2020. In the cloud space, three tech giants have pulled ahead: Amazon, Microsoft and Google. Combined, they dominate nearly 65 percent of the global public cloud market.
Today cloud is a critical part of IT’s operation. According to the CompTIA study, nearly half of the companies claim that 31% to 60% of their IT systems are cloud-based, and many of those businesses are exploring optimization to get the most out of the new models. Even though, is unlikely for most companies to have 100% of their architecture in the cloud, the percentage of IT systems that is cloud-based is reaching critical mass. The graph below shows more precise data.
IT pros are with no doubt the most required professionals nowadays all over the world, some of them more than others. One of the examples is cloud computing skilled professionals. A recent survey in London found out that companies are losing money due to a lack of specific cloud expertise. The shortage of professionals it is also a problem considering that cloud computing and virtualization are essential technologies in the modern work environment.
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