What is my research interest?

As most of you know, I will be graduating as an Infrastructure major, and I have a massive interest in Cloud Computing and more specifically IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) and  PaaS (Platform as a Service) Both these services offer a massive amount to its users. IaaS offers hardware considered untouchable to a small business because costs are paid monthly rather than upfront, and I am interested to see the kinds of PaaS that will develop over the next year. AWS has a massive amount of PaaS.

Who is leading the field?

Now I could say who I think is leading but I’m going to throw some facts at you instead.

Below is a chart from forbes.com which shows something even I was surprised about;

SOURCE: https://www.forbes.com/sites/bobevans1/2018/04/09/microsoft-amazon-and-ibm-which-cloud-powerhouse-will-top-q1-revenue-charts/#487d654b14dc
I am actually surprised to see Amazon third and IBM first, I personally never hear anything from them, I guess I need to start. Now the rest of the blog where I got this image from is personal opinion besides the chart so I’ll stop there.

What part of this interests you and what do you think you could do for a project?

I already mentioned my interests above that was in Iaas and PaaS, but my goal for a project would be able to get work experience and see first hand how a Cloud vendor operates, and how they handle user data and how they ensure it’s security.

Now, if I can’t get work placement I want to try and create an IoT device to interact with my Cloud Service in one way or another or create a Linux version of Windows Active Directory. It’s hard to try and find something as working with the Cloud it offers so much and it makes it hard to even come up with something.



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