Why You Need to Shift to Cloud-Based AWS from IT Support
With the consistent increase in the advancements of cloud and networking technology, IT teams and engineers need to adopt cloud-blased platforms like AWS.
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“Is it required to shift from IT support to AWS cloud-based technology?” In my opinion, it is because of the ocean of opportunities in cloud-based technology platform.
Perks Of Networking Profile
The basic responsibilities of a networking person would be planning, designing, implementation and support for LAN, WAN, and firewalls in production environments. But it also includes troubleshooting and providing technical support for products in different environments.
The above defines the profile of the networking person with heavy access to servers and physical support with each and every cable around the networking environment, whereas it differs from cloud-based support. Everyone is passionate about building their career in cloud-based technologies as it is comfortable and can be accessed through anywhere around.
More evidence is needed to show that networking is a primary skill for career success.
What does that mean to you??
Every day, networking technology advancements are increasing and one can choose their career opportunity based on a different interest of choice. The required key skills can be gained through different sources by building the right way
- Learn about networking from someone who already has experience in that particular field. Never work from a self-taught plan of reading books that you come across on networking. You can find a number of resources through many social websites and professional working community groups to monitor.
- Don’t depend on personal methods of finding jobs through websites or personal contacts. Find a group of people or people that can educate about the platform that you're looking for. Know about the people who are higher in their careers than yourself, as they can suggest the right path.
Skills Required for a Network Engineer
The regular job responsibilities of a network engineer are becoming a fluid over time. Once it was relatively a static role for managing packets from A to B positions between the networks, servers, and storage networks & infrastructures. So, a network engineer should possess a broad knowledge in order to align to reach the business goals through networking.
Network engineers sit at the heart of the infrastructure and need to understand in-depth analysis of the applications and data flow across the network.
The flow of application as it connects with clients, cloud services & database are required for network optimization. So continuous monitoring with application administrators should be a priority.
Before, network engineers focused on their security efforts at the network edge. They have a clear understanding of firewalls. Whereas, in functioning such as endpoint security, email, & web are considered to be high. Based on UTM, network engineers now play a greater role in the support and architecture for an end-to-end security solution.
WAN was recommended in the earlier days because of the potential OPEX cost savings. Few organizations have the limitations of SD-WAN and were surprised to see that the SD-WANs have not provided the necessary input for critical apps. Network engineers should estimate the product fit to the organization with WAN services such as MPLS.
Network engineers should have a sound knowledge of DNS functions externally/internally for an organization and should think from out of the box. As we know, DNS is an integrated part of many unified network security architectures and a key component of private and public clouds. This explains why the network engineers have to have strong knowledge of how DNS works so that it would be easy to troubleshoot network issues.
IoT is a big headache to network engineers as they need to size and scale their wired networks in order to hold thousands of IoT sensors, and be ready to provide and set policy for IoT connection and data security.
Redundant tasks like scripting and automation that are related to other parts of the IT department are insulated to network engineers. Basically, network work engineers follow a “set it and forget it” mindset, but this will not continue further for redundancy protocols. For new resources, traffic and push policy networks are enhancing far more organic. The trending new skill is to learn how to hook by scripting with various API’s to automate network processes.
Let us have a look at the cloud-based platforms for networking profilers.
There are different cloud-based platforms for network engineers, the most poplar being Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Adobe, VMware, Rackspace, Red Hat, Salesforce, Oracle Cloud, SAP, Verizon Cloud, Dropbox, and OpenStack. We should be familiar with at least one of these. If we are familiar with any one of these, that knowledge will transfer reasonably to design software for others.
Cloud service models
Cloud service models mostly focus on providing service to the end users.
Packaged software OS & Application stack servers storage network.
OS & Application stack server storage network
Server storage network
Server storage network
Below are the services provided by AWS::
AWS provides a wide range of cloud services with different which you can use for your business needs. AWS are categorized based on the services they provide.
AWS Management Console: Access and Manage AWS through this Console Monitor.
AWS Command Line Interface: You can be able to control multiple services with the CLI(command line interface) & automate to scripts.
Software Development Kits: SDK simplifies the use of AWS services within your Applications Program Interface (API) which are tailored to your platform.
Having a knowledge and certification in the above technologies, cloud compugin increases career opportunities not only into cloud platform but also for different cloud, hybrid, and on-premises options.
As we have different cloud service platforms, In my opinion, one needs to choose a platform that has a wide range of opportunities for vast service providing the capability.
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