Category Archives: AWS Solution Architect Associate

How A Cloud architect is different from DevOps role ?

vskumarcloud-build-cloud-architect.pngHow A Cloud architect is different from DevOps practices ?

We have been watching on lot of FB Groups and ad sites as “learn DevOps/AWS”. In general everybody believe with these stickers/posters they need to learn AWS and DevOps together is a must for any Modern technology professional.

When we talk about AWS and DevOps they are two different work streams.

Now, one might get the below questions in their mind.

  1. Is a Cloud Architect need to be expert to work on DevOps activities also ?
  2. What are the activities related to Cloud architect ?
  3. Why the Cloud architect need not bother on DevOps ?

Now, let us analyze them as below:

The role of the cloud architect is to migrate the existing IT infrastructure setup into the cloud services. The cloud services can be AWS or Azure or Google cloud [GC] or Alibaba, etc.

From the below picture one can have clarity if they have experience in traditional Infrastructure building  practice.

How to create AWS S3 Bucket

This role need to understand clearly on the usage of those vendor related [AWS/AZURE/GC/Alibaba] cloud services and should have command on mapping the current traditional infrastructure setup to map to the cloud services and plan/design for its transformation with the additional benefits to the management in view of cost and easy operation.

Once the modern application architecture/infrastructure in cloud is operational, then the management can think of introducing the DevOps practices.

To work on DevOps practices, each Cloud services vendor provides their own setup or tools at different processes or pipeline stages. To do these tasks a separate role professionals are required, who are called DevOps Engineers. At this point the role of the cloud Architect is he/she can guide them on the available infrastructure with the Cloud vendor. As per the Cloud architect planning/guidelines the DevOps engineers need to adopt the relevant tools/processes. Basically all the setup is going to be on IAC [Infrastructure As A Code] technics. There can be Configuration tools to create the IAC for different environments. At this point the Cloud architect can monitor these tools implementation as a part of cloud infrastructure implementation.

So, the Cloud architect do not need to make his/her fingers dirty with tools/commands to implement the DevOps processes.

For example; If you read the roles of AWS with different certifications, they mention Solution Architect [SA] separately from DevOps engineer role. They have multiple roles like; Sys ops, Developer, etc. All these roles need to be expert in making their fingers dirty with the relevant AWS services usage/implementation efficiently and effectively . But here the Cloud Architect [which is SA in view of AWS] role is to monitor on their activities only. He/She doesn’t need to put the fingers into techie stuff.

Hope I have given clarity for the above questions.

I get lot of enquiries; as they want to do AWS/DevOps both the courses together. I understood due to lot of training vendors are making their posters on social for their business, these experienced professionals are getting confusion as they need to learn both.

Now, I would like to ask the below questions to you as this blog reader after the above understanding;

Do a modern technology professional need to learn Cloud services and also the DevOps as mandatory ? [Ex: Which is DevOps/AWS].

Answer: It is not. They can choose One route only. If he/she came from the real work experience of Sysadmin/Sys engineer role, the past experiences need to be utilized efficiently in IT Industry. Hence the Scalable role is Cloud architect. In view of AWS it is SA. But they need to have very good command in understanding the traditional architecture and also the cloud services to establish a well suited conversion plan. This role person is responsible to  show ROI [Return On Investment] also to the management.

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

See the difference on the salary amounts to seek your role as per your professional potentiality.

Question: In the current job market in the JDs they ask on DevOps also for Cloud role why ?

Answer: Please let us note; Many organizations they wanted to use the same resource for Cloud and DevOps Architect/Engineer role to save their IT budget. But they offer more salary for these multi skills. Not only this scenario, there are many companies use multi-cloud technology for their BCP. They will ask these skills also. The skills acceleration is mandated for every Professional now a days. The more skills you acquire the early, your CTC is going to touch the Sky ASAP.

Also, Visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/04/how-best-you-can-utilize-cloud-architect-role-as-an-efficient-it-management-practitioner/

Do you want to know the size of the Cloud job market globally if yes, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

To know the real articulation of SA, Visit for my AWS SAA class video:

Student Feedback:

Coaching: How the traditional IMS roles can be transformed into Cloud Services roles ?

To know the history of the IMS roles till the Cloud era, you should watch this video.

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

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:

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:

AWS: POC-How to Build WordPress web site in AWS Cloud/Network ?


Most of the Blogs on websites are operated by WordPress[WP] software which is developed in PHP. Even my site [vskumar.blog] is from this software. To setup the WP, there are tier based architecture/setup required. For PHP related software we can have a 2-tier architecture setup.

For detailed analysis and the required AWS components for setting up W, below blog you can visit/follow blog:
https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/31/2-aws-wordpresswp-infrastructure-creation-using-a-free-tier-account/

In this demo video the WP site building project was discussed with different design steps towards AWS components and it was demonstrated well by one of our [experienced IT Professional] students well.


These are weekly assignments they get and they need to prove by themselves with a demo in a team; like live environment how it happens in a typical project team. By attending this activity delivery on weekly basis, one will not get any fear/scareness on doing the live infra tasks. They will be habituated with the project activities when they join in real job. And they will be productive resources from day one onwards. These are the major benefits from my course.

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/

AWS: POC-How to do VPC Peering with 2 VPCs ?

When we have two networks in traditional methods, we used to do internal networking within the premises. And used those servers for Software APIs. Also the Sysadmin/DBAs/Network Admin role people used to manage them well. But in Cloud how to implement this kind of setup ?

In this POC project, it is well proven how we can create such kind of environment by using 2 VPCs and their peering with deeper analysis and the design steps of different services. And how the private subnet related Linux and Windows EC2s can be accessed by using NAT and Jump Servers?. And how to operate another VPC EC2 from one VPC EC2 ? Just watch this design steps analysis video from the below link:

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/

AWS: Follow AWS SAA Best practices for interviews

In the following video the AWS SAA Best practices were discussed in detailed. These are useful for Cloud Architect/Engineer role job interview.

If you want to know why you need to learn and become/grow into Cloud/.DevOps Role, watch the below video:

For my Course details please see the below blogs and the videos.

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/

The goals for Cloud and DevOps Architects – by coaching

Folks, After the Massive Global recession in IT also. The Cloud/DevOps automation roles will be in hectic demand. If one learns the below discussed skills they are the hot professionals in the global IT for higher/self demanding CTC. The IT market will be dry for these skills.

Watch the below videos [read the video description also]:

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/

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 to save costing ?

Many business based companies they might have the employee size from 50-40% only under the current global situation to save costing. They can attempt the first staff/contractor cut on IT professionals only to save costing. Globally, if we see from May to July 2020, crores [millions] of IT Professionals might come out by loosing the jobs.

What the IT Cos might look in In such case and how long an IT professional will be job less. I can say till he/she meets the technical requirement of a company in the global market to handle end to end. The companies would prefer to have multi Cloud skills to handle end to end engagement. They would like to follow a different strategy to work on cost efficient plans. They prefer the Cloud professional to plan everything and can execute the planned activities to implement by self including the Infra and DevOps automation. This is required for every IT Professionals; [it does’nt matter in what role they are; developer/tester/BA, etc..] to be aware of on their technical environments and do by self from end to end IT solutions.

But convincing/updates/approvals need to happen from the middle management only. In such case each individual need to assess at what level they are and how to fish the right job for them after few months. And in the meanwhile what skill gaps need to be upgraded to work as an individuals with the above mentioned automation areas by getting the massive infra/DevOps practices knowledge. For further the details see the below content which can help on your career rebuild plan to restart your second innings through this massive recession.

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/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

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

Follow: https://vskumar.blog/2020/02/25/the-goals-for-cloud-and-devops-architects-by-coaching/

Make a strong decision, before you talk to me.

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/557369958492692/

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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/

https://vskumar.blog/2020/04/16/5-azure-azure-coaching-on-az-104-curriculum/

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/

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/

How to join in my groups of different practices and watch some [15%] of my past sessions on Cloud/DevOps Architects building course ?

Please follow the below guidelines to apply.

Cloud: What IT roles can vanish with Cloud transition ?

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

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:

 

Why do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

Benefits of CloudWhy do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

 

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:

  • I also have special coaching with this domain knowledge coverage using AWS.
  • This kind of coaching you may not find everywhere.
  • Visit the discussion points from the above site to know the level of the coaching.

 

 

1. Cloud Defects:How the Cloud Professionals can Create the costly defects and the reasons ?

With reference to the booming Cloud Market [refer to some of my videos/blogs] and the Conversions to Cloud by different business organizations; Globally millions of IT professionals were mandated to learn the Cloud technologies to sustain their jobs in IT.

When we talk about these converted IT Professionals, they were forced to move into Cloud due to the sustainability of their job.

At the same time their employers are also enforced by their management to accelerate the cost savings for IT infra.

So how they do the planning for Cloud ?

On top there can be a CTO/CIO plans it to convert into Cloud. And they have the complete knowledge of the infrastructure with reference to their technology being used for business systems.

There will be Cloud Architects, they are responsible to create the Cloud implementation design.

Then the plan and the design is released to the Cloud engineers by allocating the tasks.

In between due to lack of [turn around] time, the Cloud engineers are pressured to create the environments. Here everybody can find one point, the management did not plan the knowledge transfer perfectly to the low level people. Then they can create many costly defects as per their knowledge and experience. So there is no ‘uniformity was followed’ in this case. It need not be a cost effective solution the Cloud Architects or Cloud Engineers have done. And there was no review also done. Once the monthly Cloud bill is arrived they will realize on it. Then they can realize the costly burning/bill happened by comparing to their planned cost saving on Infra. So this way they are enforced to track the resources who created these costly defects.

The following picture has got this kind of analysis. And what are the basic reasons the Architects and Engineers are not able to understand the domain conversion scenarios, when the management plans and release it for implementation.

Here we need to remember, every IT Professional need to realize that one fine day the current size of the resources will not be there in any project due to Cloud and the automation implementation is happening.

So the self matured professional need to realize where they are lacking and step down to learn those from experts, on war footing basis to prove and safeguard their jobs in IT.

If you want to learn the details, I have discussed in the below video with the relevant coaching on AWS-SAA course also.

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/642868796242922/

Also go through the below blog to know the Cloud and DevOps Roles:

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

To know the real practices lacking and the root causes towards creating these costly defects, visit the below video based blog. It can show the ways to improve your Cloud projects ROI.

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/30/4-cloud-defectswhat-could-be-the-reasons-for-costly-defects/

Also visit my video on How to Initiate Cloud Conversion with some best practices:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98zboBaXgoU&t=379s

FAQs-working IT-people

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

For more details on course samples, visit the following blogs/videos/Feedback also.

What are the skills required for a Cloud Architect ? [From Gartner report – 2017]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/831779460496153/

Visit the recent student feedback on this course:

It was from one of the working IT Professionals interview on my course. He has 9.5 yrs sysadmin experience. He answered the below questions:

1. What did you expect from my course before joining ?

2. How did you feel on the material ?

3. How did you feel on explanation ?

4. How did you feel on the chapter wise questions practice ?

5. Did you get any job experience feeling from my course ?

6. If your current company put you on AWS tasks also, what is your confidence level ?

7. Finally, what is your target for your exam prep ?

8. How are you going to RE-use material ?

9. How are you going to RE-use Lab sessions ?

In some of my Youtube videos you can find his attended sessions also!!

You can see from the below Facebook page also:

This is available on my youtube channel also:

Analyze AWS Solutions Architect – Associate Exam Guide series-1:
You can find the analysis through this discussion video with a Built Solutions Architect:

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/1001423933379551/

Another student discussion on “Course on AWS Certified DevOps Engineer – Professional“, after attending AWS-SAA course.

Following are the samples of my previous classes with 10+ yrs experienced Sys-admin IT Professionals:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/10/6-aws-saa-exam-sample-questions-practice-and-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/17/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/20/8-aws-saa-what-is-pre-signed-url-and-cross-region-replications-a-scenario-based-online-class-theorydiscussion-video/

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

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/14/7-aws-saa-sample-questions-for-s3-and-glacier-with-answers-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/10/6-aws-saa-exam-sample-questions-practice-and-discussion-video/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/17/1-aws-saatry-out-faqs-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

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

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/16/12-aws-saa-what-are-the-s3-bucket-and-object-operations-practice/

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/14/7-aws-saa-sample-questions-for-s3-and-glacier-with-answers-discussion-video/

You can also visit my youtube channel: Shanthi Kumar V

How to plan on “moving your DB backups to AWS S3-Glacier [cold storage]” ?

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/552407698568828/?t=86

How safe you as A Cloud architect on the role ?

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How safe you as A Cloud architect on the role ?

Why the Certified AWS-Solutions Architects are served Pinkslips ?
What could be the reasons ?
Do they understand the role clearly what the Client expects ?
Why the management is so aggressive to prove the Cloud implementation as per Schedule ?
Once the Cloud Migration Schedule is started why the IT Budget is freezed ?
Why do they attempt on Contractors as 1st instance to cut the staff ?
Please read the below content patiently and watch videos for solutions to protect your Cloud role. Please visit for my post on URL: 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/vskumarcloud/posts/

Also, Visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/03/04/how-best-you-can-utilize-cloud-architect-role-as-an-efficient-it-management-practitioner/

Do you want to know the size of the Cloud job market globally if yes, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

FYI: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/aws-jobs/

To know the real articulation of SA, Visit for my AWS SAA class video:

Student Feedback:

Amaravati [AP-India] IT Jobs posting and trainings – A Face Book Group to join

Folks, 

  1. If your IT Company has the Branch sourounding to Amaravati [AP-India], you can become group member to post the IT Related Jobs.
  2. If you are a College student and ready to appear for exams and chase the off-campus interviews at different cities nearby, you can learn the latest technologies from this site also for interview preparation. Even if  some of you come with  a group an “Online coaching can be organized on the trending topics” along with the interview guidance. So you don’t need to get into wrong consultants shoes. Please note we don’t provide a job or assistance or recommend you to any company like others. After coaching confidently you need to try and you will be able to get a job with the learnt skills. You can join in this group.
  3. If you are a Consulting company and need some kind of Support for your client projects towards Cloud conversion/transition, the relevant support can be given globally to any Country. 
  4. The contacts are given in the below image.

Looking  forward for a response.

Amaravati FB-Group

How best you can utilize Cloud Architect role as an efficient IT Management practitioner ?

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What are the Skills required for a Cloud Architect ?
How best you can utilize this role as efficient IT Management practitioner ?
Many organizations use the role of Cloud Architect for DevOps Practices also in small to mid size IT Organizations or departments.
But in reality if the organizations want to implement effectively and efficiently the Cloud migrations, they need to dedicate the Cloud Architect role as per the standards.
You can also watch the below video to know what kind of activities and planning need to be done for Cloud initiation. This was published by me on May 21, 2014.
For relevant Blog visit:

You can also see:

What is the need of upgrading cloud skills for a PM role ?

 
In 2017, Gartner published on Cloud Architect role with many activities along with the required skills. We may not be able to use the entire activities related to this role. But there are some mandated activities we can use them in regular business.
I have extracted some of the important points where in the current trend the IT Management practitioners can utilize them and see the differentiation from your past executions on this role. A discussion video is attached below for your perusal.
Finally, I would say you are mandated to separate this role from DevOps Activities assigning and dedicate the role for;
  • Cloud Infrastructure Planning,
  • Designing,
  • Building and
  • implementing effectively for business needs 
So many burning issues related to DevOps and Cloud can be separated and resolved faster to move forward. This way many risks can be reduced!!
If you are an IT management practitioner; and would like to get any clarifications to implement these practices you are advised to contact me on FB and have a call.

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

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

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

 

 

 

How to create AWS S3 Bucket

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

See the difference on the salary amounts to seek your role as per your professional potentiality.

Do you want to the size of the Cloud job market globally if yes, visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

To know the real articulation of SA, Visit for my AWS SAA class video:

 

 

 

 

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Simple EC2 exercises[from blogs] – AWS free account?

If you are a new learner of AWS, you can practice the simple EC2 exercises.

The below video has them from  this blog site [with some tools installations] given for linux OS.

 

This video has a demo on “How to troubleshoot AWS EC2-Apache setup”. If you are new for this activity, you can watch this 1 hr video.

 

Visit my current running facebook groups for IT Professionals with my valuable discussions/videos/blogs posted:

 

DevOps Practices Group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

 

Cloud Practices Group:

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

 

Build Cloud Solution Architects [With some videos of the live students classes/feedback]

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/

 

 

MicroServices and Docker [For learning concepts of Microservices and Docker containers]

https://www.facebook.com/MicroServices-and-Docker-328906801086961/

AWS: What is infra scaling and how Autoscale works in AWS ?

 

What is infra scaling and how Autoscale works in AWS ?

In any traditional infrastructure, we can see scaling up and down the network or servers can be done through tools or manually.

In Cloud service we can do these activities using a Cloud service.

If we consider the AWS services, Autoscale is the service to monitor and add the needed VMs or delete the unused instances from the network [VPC/Subnet].

The attached video has the class discussion on this topic.

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How can you start your 2nd innings with Cloud job market ?

If you are from Legacy infra background and legacy infra projects are getting nullified from your IT services company.

Please note; the Technology trending brings out always to flush out the legacy practices.

And you might have been warned by your employer/client  to look for another job in the current job market with a caution of pink slip!!

  1. Can you get the job with legacy infra practices/experience, when all the IT infra setup is getting moved into Cloud to save the cost ?

  2. Do you think the recruiting teams are going to consider your legacy resume ?

  3. What are you going to do ?

  4. How to become competent learner ?

  5. How to avoid your life threating stress ?

  6. How to cope up with fast learning skills ?

  7. How to plan to focus and beat the current job market without wasting your time?

  8. How to save your time and continue to get the payslip with another employer ?

You might feel its a million dollar question  at this time.

Visit the below link for gudielines:

https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/310749222911689/

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

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

Please watch the below 10 mts video to get relief on your stress.

I have given the similar advise to Storage engineers to utilize effectively their time in their 2nd innings.

Learn the Cloud benefits:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/04/what-are-the-major-benefits-of-cloud/

Why do you need to learn domain knowledge?:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/28/3264/

For details Visit:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/story/reader/?page_story_id=369616483620811

For class samples visit the below videos:

For coaching details visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

What will be the IT storage cost savings through Cloud conversion?

How can you plan and move to Cloud storage ?

  • In global IT field, there are numerous Storage companies and having Billion Dollar Business years together.

  • There are lacks of Storage engineers  working for these companies globally.

  • There are millions of customers still using these services without moving into Cloud.

  • If they move into Cloud the following savings can occur.

But, what will be the future of  Storage Engineer ?

How to safeguard their job in IT industry ?

What skills they need to learn on war footing base ?

You can see the below image with estimation/guidelines:

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The same blog contents were discussed in a 10 mts video:

Learn the Cloud benefits:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/04/what-are-the-major-benefits-of-cloud/

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

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

Why do you need to learn domain knowledge?:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/01/28/3264/

For coaching details visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/30/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

As per the market need one need to learn on building the infra in Cloud and DevOps Automation. These are divided into two stages. The details are given in the below blog with video discussion:

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

What will be the size of Cloud market in IT by 2022 ?

How will be the Job Market for Cloud?
You need to read this news published by PTI, to assess the value of the Cloud Market:

https://www.thehindu.com/business/one-million-cloud-computing-jobs-to-be-created-by-2022-in-india-report/article25577779.ece?fbclid=IwAR2urKsuovAWDcRipd3imZt8ekoX2KTcOYUaaV7Hai-cVqR1wbx40l6Ee-w

The above news is for India only. Globally it should be more than 10 million people might be required.

IT spending in India to fall 8% in 2020 due to Covid-19, first dip in 5 years: Report

Gartner also estimated on the Infra movement to Cloud technology to save cost.

Read the below latest report as on Updated: June 04, 2020, 06:49 IST.

I think by now you understand the value of learning Cloud computing.

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

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

Become member in it.

Visit for your Cloud Coaching details:

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

You can also compare the SAA Salary among all the roles being played with AWS:

http://uk.businessinsider.com/salary-survey-indicates-employers-prize-amazon-aws-certifications-2017-8?r=US&IR=T

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How to create AWS S3 Bucket

Note:
I hope you have seen my AWS Coaching specimen on the URL: https://www.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/

Due to lacks of certified professionals are available globally in the market, to differentiate them on their needs/selection, most of the clients are asking on the real experience gained or aware of it on the candidate what he/she has ?

In my coaching I concentrate to gain the real Cloud Architecture implementation experience by the participant rather than pushing the course to them. Verify the videos.

Contact for your real Cloud experiences learning and gaining with me and crack the interviews to get offers in AWS Roles globally or even you can transition to the role in the same company after facing the client interview.
Please connect me on FB and have a discussion on your background and the needs/goals. I am looking for the serious learners.

For latest Gartner research report details visit:

What is Gartner prediction for 2022 on Cloud Services ?:

Also visit to know the current Cloud Skills lacking :

https://vskumar.blog/2019/12/19/aws-lack-of-cloud-engineer-skills-1/

Why do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

Benefits of CloudWhy do you need to learn from Infra domain knowledge as certified Cloud Professional ?

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.

Below video has the details of SAA Course with the domain knowledge expertism for you:

https://business.facebook.com/vskumarcloud/videos/642868796242922/

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/

Visit for free concepts learning:

To join DevOps Practices group visit:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1911594275816833/about/

To join Cloud Practices group visit:

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

Note:

  • I also have special coaching with this domain knowledge coverage using AWS.
  • This kind of coaching you may not find everywhere.
  • Visit the discussion points from the above site to know the level of the coaching.

2. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep – answers analysis in video

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to Security and compliance.

In the Bottom you can see the video for  questions 1-4 analysis in a class.

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The Questions from #1 to #4 analysis are in the below video:

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

3. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

AWS-SAA-FAQs-on Introduction-Qs 13-16

 

 

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

4. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

AWS-SAA-FAQs-on Introduction-Qs 17-20

 

 

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

 

How a DevOps Architect role is different from A Cloud Architect ?

Many people might feel the Cloud Architect and DevOps Architect can play dual roles. As per my observation yes, many small and medium level organizations are utilizing the IT Professionals in the same manner. I wrote a blog for these roles segregation with their main Activities. I felt this might help to some of the practitioners.

With reference to my previous blog on Cloud Architect role comparison with DevOps, there were questions on DevOps architect role comparison.

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/21/how-a-cloud-architect-is-different-from-devops-role/

Basically, A DevOps architect need to work on:

  1. Identifying the Sprint cycles for different projects.
  2. Identifying the different environments needs including the different test levels requirements.
  3. Plan/design the environment specifications to build Infrastructure As A Code [IAC] and guide the DevOps Engineers.
  4. At the same time he/she need to collaborate with the Cloud Architect to seek the permissions/approvals to utilize the cloud environment on these environmental requirements/setup.
  5. Both these architects need to measure the cost of this Infrastructure to estimate and get approval from the management.
  6. The DevOps Architect is also responsible to plan for different production deployments. He/She need to work together with the Cloud Architect to establish this setup.
  7. In the current trend the containerization is accelerating with Cloud technology. Both these architects need to keep working on these areas to reduce the Virtual Machines cost by replacing with containers. At the same time these two people need to think on converting the applications into Microservices slowly with the Agile methods. This will have easy maintenance in future and also the further cost can be reduced in view of infrastructure and the man power. And their guidelines need to submit to management as a proposal. These two people are also responsible to upgrade their teams skills on the new trends in Cloud technology.
  8. If you ask me the question who are the team members for these roles;
  9. DevOps Engineers will report to DevOps Architect.
  10. Cloud/system engineer reports to Cloud Architect.

So these architects need to manage their teams well in view of their skills augmentation and the tasks rolling as per the DevOps Speed/Velocity concepts.

What kind of IT Professionals can be converted into DevOps Architect ?

Basically, the DevOps activities are related to more on Practices and Culture. If your background is related to the below areas in the past, your profile might suit to convert by learning the above mentioned skills.

  • You might have worked on Deployment areas
  • Worked in release management
  • Worked in Development processes implementation areas.
  • You should be savvy in implementing the Agile/Scrum/Lean practices.
  • You should have worked as a Servant leadership role also. [Even as a Scrum master]. In many cases this role is responsible to mentor the teams on different practices implementation by gearing up the teams to follow DevOps Velocity.
  • You should have worked in Identifying the retrospective issues very well and implemented the improvements in different Sprint cycles.
  • He/she should be savvy in learning new technology and transform the knowledge to the teams well. This knowledge should be very simple on the tools features related areas and how they can utilize them in their setup ? How they can reduce the efforts and cost to the company with a ROI Demonstration. They need to prove it to management with a POC.
  • This person is responsible to show some ROI as Cloud Architect does it on DevOps New practices implementation.
  • The DevOps Architect reports to the DevOps Practices head or CIO or CTO. Where as the Cloud Architect reports to CIO or CTO. Depends on the size of the organization, there can be Chief Cloud architect also, where all the Cloud architects report to this position.

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/14/what-will-be-the-size-of-cloud-market-in-it-by-2022/

Note:

The DevOps Architect need not put his fingers into low level command scripts. It is the responsibility of the DevOps Engineers.

Hope this blog clarifies for many people.

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Also read the below blog on how the Costly Cloud Defects are getting created:

https://vskumar.blog/2019/10/14/how-the-cloud-professionals-can-create-the-costly-defects-and-the-reasons/

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

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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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5. AWS-SAA:Try out Sample questions for AWS SAA exam prep

You can try the below FAQs for your exam prep on AWS SAA.

There are 4 questions only, related to AWS Platform.

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Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

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1. Cloud architect: How to build your Infrastructure planning practice ?

If you are a Cloud Architect, you might do project initiation for Cloud migration projects. During that time you need to have a plan to get series of activities and to make a project schedule. You might need to see this discussion Video also along with your planning. It will add value for your future efforts savings or can reduce repeat activities. Please send your feedback by e-mail [mentioned in it], which can encourage us to make such Consulting/discussion videos sharing on Social.

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With reference to my previous blog on the role of Cloud architect, in this blog I would like to present on:

  • What is Traditional Infrastructure planning and building analysis ?

  • How to setup a new Infrastructure for an E-commerce [simple site] in Traditional manner ?

  • What are the Activities we might do ?

  • How to compare them in high level with a Cloud Architecting ?

  • If the Cloud architect apply these practices in his/her area, lot of time for roll back/back out tasks can be reduced during migration.

The following One hour Video has the entire elaboration  for your clarity with a Consulting/Training discussion:

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If you are looking for coaching on your role Cloud performance, please contact me on my FB with your Linkedin URL.

For details on my coaching visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

 

If you are interested to know the Cloud initiation activities, visit my video:

 

 

9. AWS-SAA: What is the initial step for VPC design? – [theory]discussion video

 

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I assume you have visited the below blog before reading this:

This Blog has the samples on how to jump start the VPC design plan?

https://vskumar.blog/2019/02/01/what-are-the-main-activities-you-need-to-do-before-planning-for-cloud-conversion/

How to convert a Banking traditional Infra into VPC:
1. Take the standard architecture diagram.
2. Identify one function ex: Retail Banking.
3. Analyze the required VPC components as per AWS services definition.
4. Document the required components below:

To do tasks:
1. Identify subnets
2. Idenitfy gateways
3. Identify NAT instance
4. Identify the Load balancer
5. Identify Servers
6. Identify Private and public subnets categories

Below video has the discussion on this design planning.

 

If you are in DevOps Practices and Migration activities, also visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/23/36-devopswhy-the-devops-practice-team-is-required-to-involve-in-infra-cloud-planning/

 

Visit for your online coaching:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/11/13/coaching-mentoring-on-aws-solution-architect-associate-exam/

For S3-Objects lab practice visit:

https://vskumar.blog/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

 

Visit for AWS FAQs discussion:

 

6. AWS: SAA Exam sample questions practice and discussion – Video

Following video has the AWS Solutions Architect Associate exam sample questions discussion.

 

You can see the questions related blogs:

https://vskumarblogs.wordpress.com/2018/12/03/3-aws-how-to-create-s3-bucket-and-share-object-url/

https://vskumarblogs.wordpress.com/2018/11/19/4-aws-saatry-out-sample-questions-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

https://vskumarblogs.wordpress.com/2018/11/21/5-aws-saatry-out-sample-questions-for-aws-saa-exam-prep/

 

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