Cloud computing is a new-age, disruptive technology, the use of which has completely changed, or rather transformed the face of the IT industry beyond imagination. As more and more companies tread the path of digital transformation, they are actively bidding adieu to the old, conventional IT practices, and are making a shift towards the innovative, competent cloud technology which offers them a bounty of benefits in the form of enhanced productivity, lower costs and improved customer experience. 

The ability to store and secure data, and being able to access it anytime and from anywhere through the Internet is driving the fast and widespread adoption of this technology by a large number of enterprises. As a result, there is a surging demand for skilled cloud computing professionals, who have the appropriate technical know-how and are willing to make a difference to an organisation's functioning, though the availability of such talent in the market is by far limited.

Undoubtedly, cloud computing is one of the most lucrative industries of today, and there are numerous roles within its realm, which one could explore, depending upon one's area of interest and expertise. Some of these verticals are:

1) Administration: Cloud administration is a key function, where one needs to have an expansive knowledge of cloud network, its operations, configuration, management and monitoring. A large number of organisations are also using the DevOps model, which requires professionals to be well-versed with the concept and also be updated with the modern DevOps toolsets.

2) Architecture: This involves overseeing an enterprise's broad cloud computing strategy, its planning, application design, implementation and management. One must be in sync with  the latest technologies and trends and be able to analyse what would fit well in the company's cloud strategy.

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