Author Archives: Shanthi Kumar V

About Shanthi Kumar V

I am a three decades globally experienced IT professional. Worked for many Large IT services companies. With different roles played in Technical and non-technical areas. Currently I build Cloud/DevOps Architects, I do IT Consultancy and trainings as an independent consultant from India. I am keen in sharing my knowledge and practices through blogs and videos. Please visit my youtube channel: Shanthi Kumar V, for different topics based videos. You can see my detailed profile on linkedin:www.linkedin.com/in/vskumaritpractices. I also do online/classroom trainings on the topics related to my blogs published on this site. I support globally for the IT projects transition/migration and teams transformation into latest technology. Thanks and I appreciate on visiting my site for your time. Let me know if I am helpful for you. E-mail me to:vskumar35@gmail.com I also manage the DevOps and Cloud Practices Groups on FB. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/ https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/ Currently I am building Cloud Architects. And also building the experienced PM/Cloud Architects into Independent [W2] Cloud Consulting practices. There are blogs I have posted related to them, you can look into them. If you are interested to communicate on your needs and learn, please connect me on : www.linkedin.com/in/vskumaritpractice

What are IAAS/PAAS/SAAS- discussion with live scenarios for interviews

 FAQs-Cloud-Concepts

What is IAAS and how it can be used from traditional setup to the Virtual/Cloud setup ?

What is PAAS and how it can be used from development/customization of the tools ?

What is SAAS and how these can be hosted into the Virtual/Cloud setup ?

If you have a Payroll application and running regularly. And now you found Cloud infra is a sophisticated one rather using the old or outdated systems, you called a Cloud expert. And what questions you need to ask him/her ? How he should answer to provide the solutions ?

This video has the above discussions with different scenarios. Once can brush up their interview skills well on these aspects.

A quick review on DevOps Practices for DevOps Engineers/Practitioners

Watch this video.

DevOps Patterns
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  1. DevOps is a terminology used to refer to a set of principles and practices to emphasize the collaboration and communication of Information Technology [IT] professionals in a software project organization, while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure using Continuous Delivery Integration[CDI] methods.
  2. The DevOps is also connecting the teams of Development and Operations together to work collaboratively to deliver the Software to the customers in an iterative development model by adopting Continuous Delivery Integration [CDI] concepts. The software delivery happens  in small pieces at different delivery intervals. Sometimes these intervals can be accelerated depends on the customer demand.
  3. The DevOps is a new practice globally adopted by many companies and its importance and implementation is accelerating by maintaining constant speed.  So every IT professional need to learn the concepts of DevOps and its Continuous Delivery Integration [CDI] methods. To know the typical DevOps activities by role just watch the video: https://youtu.be/vpgi5zZd6bs, it is pasted below in videos.
  4. Even a college graduate or freshers also need to have this knowledge or practices to work closely with their new project teams in a company. If a fresher attends this course he/she can get into the project shoes faster to cope up with the  experienced teams.
  5. Another way; The DevOps is an extension practice of Agile and continuous delivery. To merge into this career; the IT professionals  need to learn the Agile concepts, Software configuration management, Release management, deployment management and  different DevOps principles and practices to implement the CDI patterns. The relevant tools for these practices integration. There are various tool vendors in the market. Also open source tools are very famous. Using these tools the DevOps practices can be integrated to maintain the speed for CDI.
  6. There  are tools related with version control and CDI automation. One need to learn the process steps related to these areas by attending a course. Then the tools can be understood easily.  If one understands these CDI automation practices and later on learning the tools process is very easy by self also depends on their work environment.
  7. As mentioned in the above; Every IT company or IT services company need to adopt the DevOps practices for their customers competent service delivery in global IT industry. When these companies adopt these practices, their resources also need to be with thorough knowledge of DevOps practices to serve to the customers. The companies can get more benefit by having these knowledged resources. At the same time the new joinees in any company either experienced or fresher professional if they have this knowledge, their CTC in view of perks will be offered more or with competent offer they may be invited to join in that company.
  8. Let us know if you need  DevOps training  from  the IT industry experienced people; which includes the above practice areas to boost you in the IT industry.

Training will be given by 3 decades of Global IT experienced  professional(s):

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shanthi-kumar-v-itil%C2%AE-v3-expert-devops-istqb-752201a/

Watch the below videos on why the IT company need to shift to DevOps work culture and practices and what advantages the company can get and the employees can get :

For DevOps roles and activities watch my video:

Folks, I also run the DevOps Practices Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/?ref=bookmarks

There are many Learning units I am creating with basics. If you are not yet a member, please apply to utilize them. Read and follow the rules before you click your mouse.

For contact/course details please visit:

https://vskumarblogs.wordpress.com/2016/12/23/devops-training-on-principles-and-best-practices/

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Do you want to become Cloud cum DevOps Architect in one go ?

How to become a Cloud cum DevOps Architect role, the IT industry demanding role ?

If you are more than 5 years Infra role experienced IT working Professional [from any country], you can become Cloud cum DevOps Architect by learning through experts coaching with live implementable activities.
There will be market crunch for this combinational skills and dryness happens very soon as per the IT research articles.
For course details, Read the below blogs and watch the videos.

I coach the keen learners, who are working IT Professionals [globally].

For course details see the below blog/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

Watch the below videos on how the project tasks are being handled for the course participants:

Make a strong decision, before you talk to me.

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Why the DevOps practice team is required to involve in Infra cloud planning?

I was talking to some clients recently on the importance of Cloud migration activities planning. I have come with some guidelines for them as part of my engagement. Some of my guidelines given to them, I would like to share as below.

When the DevOps practice team need to do the infra setup  for a cloud migration they also need to participate on the identification of Infra activities and the specifications. Which is very essential.

This need to be done as initial step with any Cloud services migration.

As per my opinion we can work with any cloud services like; AWS/AZURE/Google Cloud, etc., by having the above activity as mandatory.

The attached blog/Video contains the same discussion with the details of the steps required to setup a Virtual Private Cloud. The VPC nomenclature we might have seen with AWS. But similar setup or name cane be there with other Cloud service providers also.

Once this VPC is created the systems are going to be hosted on Cloud.

The Ops team’s responsibility is; to make sure the Cloud migration is correctly and completely done for all the live setup.

At the same time they also need to conduct a pilot testing activity successfully which is mandated as per the Agile Projects management [Agile PM] standards before they announce go live.

They also need to do a parallel run along with the past production setup with a new cloud setup for few weeks.

Below URL contains the initial planning discussion as mentioned:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/9-aws-saa-what-is-the-initial-step-for-vpc-design-theorydiscussion-video/

If you want to learn detailed discussion on Infra planning, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/04/1-cloud-architect-how-to-build-infrastructure-planning/

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Mock interview practice – Contact for AWS/DevOps/SRE roles [not for Proxy!!] – for original profile only

 

You can attend “practice mock interviews” sessions. See the samples.

 

For mock interview on DevOps-Architect practices consulting position:

 

For a DevOps Engineer – Mock Interview:

READ READ READ CAREFULLY!!! FOR ORIGINAL IT PROFESSIONALS ONLY

HOW PROXY interview companies  ARE BEING OPERATED ?

How they have been stealing your jobs in the IT Market ?

THIS MESSAGE IS FOR THE ORIGINAL IT PROFESSIONALS AND NOT FOR THE  PROXY ORAGANIZERS TO CONTACT.

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What is Proxy interview ? [For client who conduct overseas or offsite interview]:

Instead of the candidate answering the questions by a Subject matter expert he/she talks.

These people might have attended 1000s of proxy interviews. You can identify they are very confident in the communication/subject, etc.. You will not find with them any defect!! So there woud’nt be rejection from you. [Infact, they are very hardworkers by doing several POCs practice with reference to the JDs.] Obviously you are forced to select. You might feel you did video interview also. There is a secret you need to understand. This guy sits in the back end of the monitor. The real guy sits infront of the Camera. So you will compare the photo and his face. You will not find any defect in the face right ? How the proxy guy can talk ? There will be splitter kind of equipment connect to the computer to have 2 headsets. So can you find a defect here ? No, it is hard for you to trace!!! The proxy organizers are very talented like hackers. You try to implement a security practice for interview, they identify a loop hole like a hacker and use it to get the approval done by you.

So you are royally! cheated very well to give the offer!!

Where and how these proxy organizing companies work ?

There are numerous body shoppers companies in North America. They take the OPT guys in the 2nd year and groom them to make their mind lazy by giving support by SME and job support also after they started working. They pay around 20-30% of your billing to the candidate and balance to SMEs/Profit share.

During the job how can you find this categories ?:

You avoid giving work from home options. Do a random smoke test daily. The poor guy will be exposed! and be helpless. He/she fails!! Because your greatest IT vendor molded him/her to make their mind lazy!! as impossible to learn and depend on SME like a drug edict.

For Candidates [Who had Proxy interview]:

What happens after proxy interview in the companies. You may get offer. But they do a smoke test kind of weekly tests. Then You will be burnt due to the client has got some feeling you are not the person spoke to them with the subject expertism during the interview. Hence we have come up with a proposal to get you self ready for interviews. Read the above content and come back for a discussion in a scheduled call. We want the people to self build themselves and not to get into the wrong shoes!! to become like a drug addict!!

For Freshers and intending to attend Proxy interviews !

Are you getting into the wrong shoes [Proxy] for client interviews ?
After you join in job [in India] what happens ?
Are you aware; your profile is going to be in Indian NASSCOM DB to track by your future employers [for Indian jobs].
So, whatever the current employer has the faked profile it is going to be entered by HRs after you are proved as fake profile, into NASSCOM DB.
In such case are you going to be into a right company in future ?
Do you want to destroy your career by proxy agents ?
 
Visit the below blog/video also for SRE Engineer role discussion:
 

 

 
 
Visit to know the role of Cloud Architect:
If you are from Network background, visit the below blog/video:
 
 
What is IAC/Automation in AWS/DevOps?:
 
 
What Roles can vanish in IT after Cloud implementation ?:
 

 

<—– FINAL NOTE FOR YOU ——->  For AWS Certification coaching

Please note this is going to be methodical coaching with lot of process related scenarios for each sub-topics as per the AWS Certification course contents. Hence we have our USP to differentiate with many others on this coaching. We consider very limited/selective people. Hence sharing you linkedin profile is mandatory. You can connect me there.  Before coming please watch all the videos on this webpage and also on youtube channel [Shanthi Kumar V]. We take care of each IT working professional for their career growth well in this competent world to beat the fake profiles well during the job/client interviews. This is the unique services provided by us well in this IT training/coaching industry. We want the existing IT Professionals to continue their ladder climbing.

Visit for curriculum details the relevant blog/Videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

 

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AWS/DevOps: POC-Infra and DevOps Automation

In the Cloud/DevOps modern technology, the Automation became popular to save the manpower and the IT Budget. Among the IT Roles these roles are going to be the demanding ones always. With any technology or tools need to be followed this process.

What areas can be used for automation ?

What are the technology/tools can be used ?

In the below video a POC analysis is discussed with an Experienced Cloud/DevOps professional.

Also, visit the below blog also:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

What is Site Reliability Engineering [SRE]?

What is Site Reliability Engineering [SRE]?
What are SRE major components ?
What is Platform Engineering [PE] ?
How the Technology Operations [TO] is associated with SRE ?

What the DevOps-SRE diagram contains ?
How the SRE tasks can be associated with DevOps ?
How the Infrastructure activity can be automated for Cloud setup ?
How the DevOps loop process works with SRE, Platform Engineering[PE] and TO ?
What is IAC for Cloud setup ?
How to get the requirements of IAC in a Cloud environment ?
How the IAC can be connected to the SRE activity ?
How the reliability can be established through IAC automation ?
How the Code snippets need to/can be planed for Infra automation ?
There are many FAQs can be identified with this video.

For all the answers you need to watch the below discussion video:

If you are an original IT profiled person and trying for SRE roles globally in any country, you can contact for a mock interview. You need to follow the pre-requisites:

1. Connect me on LinkedIn to very you.

2. Share your profile.

3. Fix up a call to discuss on the mock interview effort/phases.

Please note its chargeable for each phase.

NOTE: I ENCOURAGE THE ORIGINAL PROFESSIONALS ONLY TO GROW/SUSTAIN IN THE CURRENT/FUTURE IT BY LEARNING.

I DO NOT DO PROXY INTERVIEWS. I AM ALLERGIC FOR THOSE ATTITUDES/PRACTICES. YOU NEED NOT CALL ME FOR THAT NEED.

Also, visit for some more details:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/03/contact-for-aws-devops-sre-roles-mock-interview-prep-not-proxy-for-original-profile/

Cloud: What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ?

What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ? 

As per my observation and practice with the trending technology [Cloud], all the Cloud services vendors have inbuilt serverless computing for many services.

1. DBA:–>The DBA tasks are embedded as part of these services. So the DBAs used to sit hours together in the past to perform many mundane tasks. Now these all are automated.

2. Similarly, many other tasks are related to infra roles; Network admin/Sys-Admin are also automated through Cloud services.

3. As a consolidation all these 3 roles are clubbed into one role of Cloud Engineer. This role’s major task is to automate all the Cloud setup related activities under IAC[Infrastructure As Code]. In future only the IAC will sustain to save the cost to IT by automating the cloud setup creation activity.

4. If any professional need to compete with this role means; they need to understand the Infra needs and the past roles tasks in depth. Along with the multiple Infra related architecture scenarios, with in-depth knowledge on Cloud technology. Then only they can analyze the IAC requirements clearly to write the code and test it. This is the domain analysis and design activity they need to consider apart from the Cloud technology learning.

5. We can also see the Storage engineer role. All the Cloud vendors have the Cloud Storage services. With them mundane tasks creation/maintenance is vanished. Hence this role also will not exist.

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The below video has the discussion on: A) What IT Roles can vanish after migrating to Cloud? B) How the roles/tasks are being transformed to Cloud through serverless computing technology ? C) Why anybody can learn and do the past Infra roles with Cloud ? D) What all they need to learn ? E) How the organizations can demand an employee to convert into modern technology before taking a decision for a pink slip serving ?
Finally, what are the following roles and their tasks:
Traditional Infrastructure building roles:
1.Network Admin/Engineer
2.System Administrator
3.Database Administrator
4. Deployment Engineer

Technical Roles:
1.Developer
2.Test Engineer/Analyst

F) Among the above which role can pickup faster the Cloud/DevOps Automation technology ?
G) Then How these roles can perform in Cloud  with faster deployment ?
H) Why and how the manpower reduction happen after Cloud implementation ?

I) Why do you need to learn from the experienced IT mentors to transform into modern technology ?

K) Some people say, they can learn by self. How much they can learn and cope-up with the current market needs on various technologies to settle in modern technology ? [refer to point#5 in this blog].

L) Why do you need to spend/invest  more money to re-settle in the modern technology ?

Note: Along with this video, there are multiple blogs I have published with Videos links to make awareness to the IT Professionals. You see those blogs from this site itself.

For further understanding please read the below text:

In the current IT World Cloud computing became regular practice for any IT Professional. Any cloud services we use, we need to know the current/traditional infrastructure setup. But every IT professional may not have that background/knowledge to understand. Because in this industry each of us played  different roles.

The Infra activities handled IT Professional only will come to know this knowledge and will have experience. But the industry needs every IT employee need to know this knowledge apart from the Cloud service provider [Ex: AWS, Azure, GC, etc..] products operations. [Eventhough, if you are a certified Solutions architect with that Cloud service provider.]

Then only whoever the professionals are certified they will be able to use these products/services and implement them under cloud setup. Hence the Infra domain knowledge or experience is mandated for every IT professional who is working for Cloud services or in that infra setup. I have been hearing during Cloud professionals recruitment the interviewers are keeping some questions on this area also. If one understand the Network domain setup then only they will be able to design the Cloud architecture. Hence more employers are worried to have this domain knowledge with the Certified and recruited Cloud professionals.

I have started a Cloud Practices group to educate/share the IT professionals with this domain knowledge. The below link can be used to join/apply:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/585147288612549/about/

 

Note: