Cloud engineering: The foundation of a digital transformation
With (partial) work from home being the new norm, cloud migration has become indispensable for many organizations, and with it, cloud engineering. That includes the creation, management, implementation and optimization of cloud systems.
Working from home continues
One thing the corona pandemic has made very clear to many organizations is that working from home and cloud management go hand in hand. Working in the cloud makes information flows available to all employees, securely and regardless of their location. In fact, they no longer need to visit the office for updates or security checks. Moreover, cloud-based working ensures that, as an organization, you maintain central insight and control.
As work from home continues to play a role in our economy, on-premises working no longer offers a future-proof working environment. The cloud is not a passing trend after all. It’s a lasting change in our digital experience, one that will determine how future technology infrastructure is built throughout the world. To keep pace with these developments, organizations must determine whether the IT infrastructure that applied when on-premises work was still the standard also fits this new norm of (hybrid) working in the cloud.
The 'cloud' refers to servers, which are accessible via the internet and software, and databases and technology. Those channels are run on the servers to facilitate the cloud. The servers can be located in data centers all over the world. Cloud engineering is used to enable working in the cloud.
Cloud engineering forms the foundation of the entire cloud process. It incorporates the development, maintenance, implementation and enhancement of cloud systems. It’s basically a cluster of roles that comprise various expertise types and tasks. A Cloud Engineer could be a System Administrator who ensures the infrastructure’s performance. It could be a Software Developer who’s responsible for writing applications, or a Data Scientist that builds machine learning models. In some organizations one person handles all of these functions. In others, dozens of people perform these roles.
The demand for cloud engineering has increased dramatically in recent years. More and more organizations are migrating various IT functions to public, private and hybrid cloud infrastructures. Cloud Engineers build, maintain and connect cloud services (with a mix of technical skills, business knowledge and experience) to at least one of the major cloud providers: Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform.
In addition, cloud engineering includes negotiating terms with vendors, ensuring data security and implementing best practices throughout the process. A Cloud Engineer’s work also includes communicating progress to senior management and working with other departments to integrate existing structures into cloud-based ones.
The foundation of working in the cloud
Cloud engineering comprises many areas of expertise, which make working in the cloud possible. It requires sound knowledge, experience and close cooperation between different disciplines. Engaging a reliable partner with expert Cloud Engineers and quality services is therefore essential. Sentia provides full support to transition to a cloud environment or optimize the existing environment. Sentia's Cloud Engineers are skilled in all IT specializations, so can uphold a smooth digital transformation for your organization.
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