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, FB Groups 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

1. OpenShift: Become a Platform Architect.

Become a Platform Architect through special Coaching.

For this role (openshift platform architect), 60% of the JDs have implementation with Openshift skills as mandatory.

So if you are keen in sticking to this demanding role please connect and let us have a discussion around it. Connect me in social.

Also, note that – to attend/understand/pickup this coaching, you should be a working IT professional on AWS Cloud/DevOps activities.

Good luck.

Visit the below blogs/videos also:

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

6. Azure-AZ-104: FAQs for interviews -1

If somebody is attending the Azure Admin interviews these FAQs can help on the below topics with the architecture and services discussion of the below video:

The topics are covered is mentioned in the video description.



For Youtube Video you can see the below one:

Note:

If you are keen in learning AZ-104 Job related tasks please read the below an watch the relevant videos to take a strategic decision on your Azure role.

Azure has changed the Course Curriculum for AZ-104 exam, which is upgraded on top of AZ-103. They have added more than 45% additional contents to play the thorough Azure Admin role. I have detailed on my AZ-104 Coaching to build you as a real Azure Administrator with the Infra Project activities. See this videos and come back for a scheduled call. Even if you are certified AZ-103 professional, you can also join to learn the practical scenarios/activities on how they will be implemented in Azure. With this course you can perform your role confidently.

I have discussed the same in the below Video with a detailed Excel sheets for the course contents and what you will get from me to become a Real Azure Cloud Administrator. See the Video description also.

This is not a training. Its a coaching to build the candidate as Azure Admin with the typical projects activities/tasks. They will be doing these activities during the course. Finally they will be proved in the interviews they can handle the Azure AZ-104 Admin activities. Read the blog and also watch the attached video to know in detail. Also watch the other Azure Videos. And come to a scheduled call. We prefer the dedicated experienced IT professionals to push them into Azure Cloud roles.

For my other Azure blogs/videos visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/azure-what-is-cloud-adoption-framework/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/2-azure-how-to-adopt-migrate-activity-and-its-tasks-with-best-practices/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/3-azure-what-are-motivations-in-caf-and-how-the-stakeholder-use-them-for-sign-off/

Visit the below blogs/videos:

What are the defects getting created in Cloud/DevOps ? What are the reasons ? How they can be controlled with skills upgrade?

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

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

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

Cloud/Devops: How the ITSM professionals can be reused ?

Cloud/DevOps: Rebuild ITSM for Cloud/DevOps:

The Traditional ITSM professionals do not have option, except converting into Cloud/DevOps roles with the relevant tools. How this methodology works in a project level from an individual, what skills one need to be groomed: Watch the video and its description. This kind of practices a COE need to follow if the IT company has the financial capability to run the COE building at this stage instead of loosing the knowledgeable guys. Or the individuals need to open their eyes to switch their career by taking experts one on one coaching.

Rebuild Your IT career from ITSM to Infra and DevOps building with traditional exp.
I have not included the real ITSM roles. Those also can utilize into the conversion. Case to case it can be discussed. Each Organization has their own title and using them for ITSM delivery also. These role guys can work easily for implementing the IT governance in Cloud/DevOps comparatively with other roles.
This is the Stage1 Course Highlight. You will be coached for the concepts of JSON/YAML scripts towards writing the AWS Cloud service components creation. Your personal practice efforts are mandated here.
A detailed Stage2 course discussion video is there in one of the blogs. Follow the below link: https://vskumar.blog/2020/01/20/aws-devops-stage1-stage2-course-for-modern-tech-professional/
Your effort in practicing tools is required here.

Also be aware on the below points [Published in a blog also] :

I feel; For every DevOps Professional learning Infra building activity is mandatory. See the issues, what you are facing within them. Atleast one of them you are facing from your end as mentioned in the below slide/video. Then there is a gap in your implementation practice with lack of learning in a right method with best practices. So think on your actions after the below videos watching!

 You can also see the below blog/videos towards ITSM professionals exp usage for Cloud/DevOps Architect:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ? 

If you are in the below roles, in the current recession you will be targeted for pinkslip among the IT professionals as 1st exit group. What you need to do on your career replan. Please see/follow the blog/videos with patience. 

As per my observation and practice with the trending technology [Cloud], all the Cloud services vendors have inbuilt serverless computing for many services. The following roles are going to be vanished or reskilled. But if they are kept under recession staff cut, these professionals need to take care of their career.

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.

IT-infra-Roles
IT-SDLC-Roles

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

5. Storage Engineer — There is a separate video done for this role education:

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:

Immunity Increase exercises

These are the immunity increase exercises through breath and Slokas from Sadhguru. They became popular world wide, with very effective results. Interested people can listen and follow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=250&v=CT4xfWVqjfk&feature=emb_logo

Listen the above video. And the below videos practice daily.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=19&v=1ZYpPsS85a8&feature=emb_logo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=lP1Y1bk1YgU&feature=emb_logo

There are several Videos from Art of Living by Sri Sri Ravi Sankar. His meditations are marvelous/popular. Millions of people attend his daily sessions from more than 180 countries. And within one week your stress/anxiety/Non-Focus will be removed with good health, if you do them daily. They were proved medically also. Top companies CEOs also attend these. They are very simple meditations by sitting in a chair also you can follow. Basically in this Carona and Recession stage one need to relax from personal and work stress[if any]. I am giving one link from his channel for your reference:

5. Azure: Azure Coaching on AZ-104 Curriculum

Azure has changed the Course Curriculum for AZ-104 exam, which is upgraded on top of AZ-103. They have added more than 45% additional contents to play the thorough Azure Admin role. I have detailed on my AZ-104 Coaching to build you as a real Azure Administrator with the Infra Project activities. See this videos and come back for a scheduled call. Even if you are certified AZ-103 professional, you can also join to learn the practical scenarios/activities on how they will be implemented in Azure. With this course you can perform your role confidently.

I have discussed the same in the below Video with a detailed Excel sheets for the course contents and what you will get from me to become a Real Azure Cloud Administrator. See the Video description also.

This is not a training. Its a coaching to build the candidate as Azure Admin with the typical projects activities/tasks. They will be doing these activities during the course. Finally they will be proved in the interviews they can handle the Azure AZ-104 Admin activities. Read the blog and also watch the attached video to know in detail. Also watch the other Azure Videos. And come to a scheduled call. We prefer the dedicated experienced IT professionals to push them into Azure Cloud roles.

For my other Azure blogs/videos visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/azure-what-is-cloud-adoption-framework/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/2-azure-how-to-adopt-migrate-activity-and-its-tasks-with-best-practices/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/3-azure-what-are-motivations-in-caf-and-how-the-stakeholder-use-them-for-sign-off/

Visit the below blogs/videos:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/15/do-you-want-to-become-cloud-cum-devops-architect-in-one-go/

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

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/how-a-devops-architect-role-is-different-from-a-cloud-architect/

4. Azure: What is digital estate for CAF ?

What is digital estate for CAF ?

Every Cloud Services vendor designed a Cloud Adoption Framework [CAF]. Through this framework, one can plan/design/implement the Cloud Migration successfully, when they do the right identification for Digital estate assets. For CAF blog/video please look into the links given in the bottom of this blog.

In this video I have discussed on its importance and the various measurements how can we apply to consider them for migration and architecture of the software for Stakeholders.

If you are a certified Azure Cloud Architect Expert, you should be aware of this framework and its activities/tasks.

For my other Azure blogs/videos visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/azure-what-is-cloud-adoption-framework/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/2-azure-how-to-adopt-migrate-activity-and-its-tasks-with-best-practices/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/03/23/3-azure-what-are-motivations-in-caf-and-how-the-stakeholder-use-them-for-sign-off/

3. Azure: What are Motivations in CAF and how the stakeholder use them for sign-off ?

What are Motivations in CAF and how the stakeholder use them for sign-off ?

Every Cloud Services vendor designed a Cloud Adoption Framework [CAF]. Through this framework, one can plan/design/implement the Cloud Migration successfully.

The stakeholders use the CAF motivational factors to evaluate the cloud projects and sign-off. Hence the Cloud Architect need to understand them in detail.

In this video I have discussed the different factors of Motivations.

If you are a certified Azure Cloud Architect Expert, you should be aware of this framework and its activities/tasks.