Category Archives: DevOps Practices

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:

 

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.

 

 

DevOps: What are the Differences between containers and VMs ?

What are the Differences between containers and VMs ?

During Deployment activity phase the environment building is part of the DevOps practices.

In traditional method we used to spend lot of time for this task. But when it came with VMs and containers, it is easy and in minutes the environments can be prepared using the IAC.

The containers became very popular for building the test environments. Let us say you want to build a MYSQL server, the solutions is; simply try to understand its environment and pull one Docker image which has the MYSQL. Then use it in that network environment.

When we talk about the VMs and Containers one need to understand their differences. I have made a video for learners:

If you are a Docker learner, then try to build the MYSQL container from the below specifications:

DevOps: Advanced DevOps Practices/Processes-2 [DevSecOps]

In continuation of my previous blog on; DevOps:Advanced DevOps Practices/Processes-1:
Following are the some of the DevOps concepts, a Practitioner need to practice.

What is the goal of DevSecOps?

The goal of DevSecOps is to decrease time to market while cutting the costs of development and remediation, while improving overall application security.

How it can be performed ?:

If the appropriate, automated security vulnerability and configuration scanning tools are deployed, developers with varying skill sets and experience can find and fix security problems as they occur.

How to motivate developers?:

Teaching developers on secure coding practices is still essential,  as it is monitoring and protecting the production environment.

How to achieve it?:

By integrating automated application security testing as part of the moving into DevSecOps practices, teams can complete a DevOps security checking that addresses the challenges associated with developing secure applications in agile environments.

How to apply checkpoints?:

There are tools to verify the above checks.

I have discussed some of the relevant points on this subject in the below video session:

DevOps: Advanced DevOps Practices/Processes-1

DevOps:Advanced DevOps Practices/Processes-1:
Following are more than the DevOps concepts, a Practitioner need to practice. So we can call them as part of Advanced DevOps practices also.

I have made a material and a discussion video which answers the below questions topic wise.

  1. What are the DevOps Loop activities ?
  2. What are the DevOps Patterns and Practices as per the Gartner ?
  3. What are the processes ?
  4. What is Culture in DevOps ?
  5. What is Technology ?
  6. Who are the People ?
  7. What are the bodies of Knowledge in DevOps in view of Agile and Scrum ?
  8. How the IT service management [ITSM] can be aligned with DevOps/Agile ?
  9. How the Quality Management Systems [QMS] can be connected with DevOps ?
  10. How the Automated testing life cycle can be connected ?
  11. How the Cloud Security is connected with DevOps ?
  12. How the Microservices and SOA are connected with DevOps ?
  13. What is Site Reliability Engineering [SRE] and how it is connected with DevOps ?
  14. What is Continuous Delivery Matrix Index [CDI] in DevOps ?
  15. How the CDI is connected with 5 maturity levels during practices ?

The attached Video has the discussions on the above topics.

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:

 

 

 

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