Cloud Engineer

According to experts and recent data, the prognosis for IT professionals is pretty cloudy. No, we are not discussing the weather; rather, today we are discussing the dynamic and fast-growing cloud computing sector. Cloud computing has gotten so ingrained in our daily lives that it is almost unnoticed. However, if you have used Google Drive, shared images with friends, or simply watched a Netflix movie this week, you’ve taken advantage of this technology

During the Covid-19 pandemic in the last two years, cloud computing truly came into its own. If you think about it, the use of video conferencing services like Zoom and Skype, as well as electronic file storage and sharing, has skyrocketed in recent years. Automated software has also become critical in this process.

Grand View Research just released a report on cloud computing trends. According to the research, the industry would generate $1.6 trillion in yearly sales by 2030. It’s interesting to see that banking, insurance, and IT/telecom services will account for more than half of the market.

There has never been a better moment to seek a job change if you already have IT experience and a passion for the cloud. If you have been contemplating a career as a cloud engineer, lucky for you, we have done the legwork and compiled all you need to know about what it takes to be a cloud engineer.

In a brief conversation, Kailash Verma, a cloud specialist and veteran with over a decade of work experience, tells us everything you need to know about chasing the cloud.

1.Why are cloud computing jobs in serious demand today?

Cloud infrastructure is attracting much more investment than traditional IT infrastructure, and this trend is expected to continue. As a result, cloud computing is in high demand, as are cloud-enabled engineers all over the world. More companies are either rescaling current resources aggressively or actively recruiting qualified employees in the field. Almost every significant consumer application or service available today is based on cloud technology. As a result, the need for cloud computing skills has skyrocketed and is expected to continue to soar.

2.What is the future of cloud computing jobs?

Today, cloud computing allows us to connect anything digitally. It creates a whole new world of possibilities in terms of jobs, applications, services, and platforms. The future of cloud computing can be considered as a combination of cloud-based software and on-premises computing, which will aid in the development of hybrid IT solutions. AI/ML in CI/CD automations will be at the forefront of the cloud wave.

3.What business problems does cloud computing solve?

  • Boosts cost-efficiency
  • Reduces the duration of CI/CD application deployments
  • Contributes to Highly Availability of Application
  • Minimizes downtime
  • Scalable infrastructure
  • Data management – data warehousing

4.Can you talk to me about some of the exciting innovations Tavisca is doing in the Cloud space today?

    1. Deployments with CI CD automation
    2. Platform as a service (Paas) – Container platform, cloud platform, security platform
    3.  Extensive use of Docker and Kubernetes – (Container orchestration)
    4.  We are also considering security as major pre-requisite for our infrastructure
    5. Data Engineering
  1. What kind of skillsets would a person need to bring to Tavisca if they wanted to be a cloud engineer here?
    1. Cloud Platform- AWS, Azure, Google cloud
    2. Security
    3. Configuration management- Chef, Ansible, Puppet, etc
    4. IAC – Terraform, CloudFormation
    5. Scripting- Python, Shell, Groovy, powershell etc.
    6. Monitoring: Dynatrace, Grafana, Kibana, Datadog etc
    7. Container platform- Docker
    8. Container Orchestration- Kubernetes, ECS, Mesosphere, Swarm etc
    9. CI/CD.

6.Why is Tavisca a great career ground for cloud engineers?

Tavisca’s opportunities for a cloud engineer are diverse, vast, and nearly limitless.

    1. Microservices architectures
    2. Serverless architectures
    3. Chaos Engineering
    4. Our engineers are given the freedom to pick and choose the technology they would like to work with
    5. Tavisca views “change” as a challenge and a means of technological advancement. For us, constant change is equal to constant innovation!

7.What does the future of a Cloud Engineer in Tavisca look like?

    1. Change is a constant in Tavisca, which means that our engineers must continually be learning and adapting to new technology. This keeps their information up to date and relevant and puts them ahead of their competition.
    2. A cloud engineer can experiment, learn and work with cloud disaster recovery, non-vulnerable infrastructure, AI, and automation.

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Authors’ Bio

This blog was written by Kailash Verma, an innovative Technology Lead at Tavisca Solutions who believes in maximizing his productivity to quickly respond to the changing business needs. He is passionate about DevOps practices, Amazon Web Services, Docker: a container platform, Container Orchestration, Monitoring, CI/CD, Databases and brings his technological ideas to life through his write-ups. 

Kailash Verma

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