Who is a Cloud Engineer

Rather than go into the details of all that DevOps entails, here are a few sources and online courses that will teach you everything you need to know about DevOps. Some of them do cost money.

If we have to put it into a definition, then a Cloud Engineer is an IT professional who takes care of all the technical workload related to Cloud Computing. This workload generally includes managing, planning, architecting, and monitoring cloud systems. It also includes knowing and implementing the best practices for deploying an application on the cloud.
Now, this is a basic generalization of the roles and responsibilities of a Cloud Engineer. Further in the blog, we will examine the tasks that different organizations expect the professional to accomplish.

Before we go ahead, there’s one issue that we need to address first. People often get confused between the job profile that is our topic of the day and other similar job roles, such as:

Solutions Architect
Cloud Developer
SysOps Engineer
Keeping it short and straight to the point, a Solutions Architect, a Cloud Developer, or SysOps Engineer is essentially a Cloud Engineer with validated certification from vendors such as AWS, Azure, or GCP.
There are many other types of online DevOps training available online. A few Google searches should give you more than you know what to do with.

Quality Assurance
A quick scan of the Cloud Engineering positions we’ve received from our clients over the last year show that more and more of them mention Quality Assurance in the job description. QA is quickly going from a “nice to have” in a cloud job candidate to a “must have.”

Security
As you can imagine, securely hosting critical and often sensitive data in remote locations to be accessed by users potentially around the world is a monumental challenge. In fact, if the activities involved with cloud computing aren’t secure, then cloud computing not only can’t function, but it can cause a tremendous amount of damage as we have seen with a number of data breaches over the years.

More info: Palo Alto Engineers

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