What is a Cloud Architect?
Author: Lyna Vu
As cloud technologies grow, Cloud Architects are becoming more and more prevalent. A cloud architect is an IT professional who is responsible for overseeing a company's cloud computing strategy.
Similar to a building architect, Cloud Architects plan and develop secure and scalable cloud-based solutions so businesses can thrive online. A Cloud Architect is responsible for cloud adoption plans, cloud application design, and cloud management and monitoring.
In the planning phase, a Cloud Architect is tasked with determining what functionality is needed for a given software, what systems would be most beneficial, what vendors to use for hardware, and how to best integrate parts from different suppliers. In addition, a Cloud Architect creates a set of functions and procedures for the planned cloud-based software.
A Cloud Architect then oversees the development of the software, always monitoring budget, technology, effectiveness, and timeline.
Once the cloud-based software is developed, the Cloud Architect sees the project through to launch and also monitors the continued success of the software as it is being implemented.
Our Cloud Architects have years of experience working in the latest cloud environments and remain up to date with the latest trends and issues. They ensure that each client’s entire cloud adoption performs properly while avoiding risk. Contact Capitol Tech Solutions today to elevate your business with a Cloud Architect!
Key skills Cloud Architects should have in this role
A Cloud Architect must possess a collection of skills to successfully integrate cloud-based software. Their expertise in cloud-based infrastructure should include:
General background: A Cloud Architect should have earned one or more degrees in computer science, MIS, or any area that focuses on Information Technology. Important skills include understanding the building blocks of IT: applications, data centers, programming, database, and networking.
Database Experience: According to Forbes, an estimated 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created continuously every day as the growth of IoT is accelerating. Most of these databases are hosted on cloud platforms due to scalability. Cloud Architects must have database knowledge to be able to create secure, scalable cloud-based solutions.
Programming Knowledge: Understanding programming is vital for creating a Cloud-Based Software. Here are some popular programming languages that Cloud Architects should be familiar with:
Communication/Collaboration: The ability to communicate clearly and directly while collaborating with others will help a Cloud Architectsuccessfully navigate this role. A Cloud Architect will be responsible for organizing and motivating a diverse team throughout the lifespan of a project. Clear communication will keep everyone on the team informed and on task.
Leadership Skills: In addition to analyzing and developing a cloud-based software system, the Cloud Architect is also in charge of managing the teams that are working on a given project. The Cloud Architect will need to run meetings, establish team hierarchy, delegate tasks, and monitor project benchmarks. Effective leadership skills are a must for a successful Cloud Architect to keep the project, and the team, on time and on budget.
Cloud Architecture Training and Certifications
Want to build your resume with the Cloud Architecture knowledge and skills? Click on the links below for professional Cloud Architect certifications.
- Microsoft Azure Certifications
- IBM Cloud Computing Solution Architect
- AWS Certified
- Google Cloud Certified
Capitol Tech Solutions has years of experience
Our team of Cloud Architects works hand in hand with our UI and UX designers to deliver secure and scalable cloud-based solutions for businesses of all sizes. We can design and development an application from the ground up, with an in-depth understanding of each client’s unique business needs. Whether you are looking for digital marketing, software development, or IoT options Capitol Tech Solutions is your one-stop source. We are passionate about the work we do and strive to provide the best solutions for our clients.