Cloud computing is growing increasingly popular, making its way into the daily routine of businesses that use it. With organizations using more cloud delivery platforms to reach both their customers and employees, there is a rise in the demand for what are called "cloud architects." According to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, two-thirds of traffic will be delivered by way of cloud technology by 2016. There are still ways to improve the platform, and judging by the current technological climate, we are sure to see many advances.
Data Center Knowledge recently published an article about which technology industry needs will have to be met by emerging cloud architects. Stressing the importance of an understanding of application program interface (API), which optimizes the way in which different types of data interact, the source indicated that vendors and businesses are and will be looking for techs who can improve the whole cloud operation. Architects will also be called upon to enhance the timely delivery of larger content. This could mean designing a more complex delivery network, or new types of delivery models entirely.
Business video streaming
Cloud technology is one of the ways in which businesses deliver their content to customers, and it's also becoming a trend in communicating with employees. Using an enterprise video platform with cloud technology in their content delivery network (CDN) allows businesses to stream videos with a large file-size to their staff in a timely fashion.
Business video streaming is gaining popularity due to the steady increase in the use of streaming video across the web. With more people accessing video content on their phones and tablets, companies are using corporate webcasting in their CDNs as an alternative to widespread business e-mails or crowded company meetings. This way, an employee doesn't have to be present or even on time to reach information. This also gives him or her the benefit of being able to replay content to refresh or review certain concepts. Video communication is also often used in the workplace for training and HR purposes, and to keep staff informed of major changes and growing trends.
The combined effects of the rise in cloud computing technology and the increasing affordability and accessibility of video equipment and software are sure to create a rise in enterprise content delivery networks, just one more specialty with which cloud architects would do well to acquaint themselves.