Cloud computing is a pretty big deal in the world of technology, and in addition it is also a pretty big deal for those who are not quite in technology. Some developments, for instance, the rise of Java and object-oriented programming, were momentous changes for people who were completely into technology at the time, but it was rare for a non-technical person to have to wake up in the morning, read the newspaper and ask themselves, Wow, this Java thing is getting pretty big, will this affect my career? Cloud computing, perhaps like machine learning or Artificial Intelligence (AI), is different; there is a real chance that it, by itself, will affect the lives of people far beyond the world of technology. Let's understand why.
You will learn the following topics in this chapter:
- A brief history of cloud computing
- Autohealing and autoscaling—good technical reasons for moving to the cloud
- Some good financial reasons for moving to the cloud
- Possible implications of cloud computing on your career