What I’ve learned so far

Perhaps you’ve mastered a specific technology discipline.  Maybe networking or telephony, or security, or server hardware, or operating systems, or all of the above.  If you have, and you’re like most of us, it probably took you years.  Cloud is no different than other tech in that it requires a combination of things to become proficient:  Experience, a willingness to work with technical documentation, and some real-world application to round things out.  To truly be good at it–to truly master it is a commitment.  Then, if you expect to have any chance at remaining relevant in the field or even if you want to just keep up with what is going on in general, it is a continuous effort.  Anyway, here are a few things I’ve learned to get started…

  • Cloud is hard, cloud is complex.
  • You don’t know everything.
  • Don’t feel like you’re too late to the party.  It is August 2018 and there is still a major shortage of Cloud experts.
  • Having experience in the entire stack helps.
  • Cloud does not magically solve all of your problems.
  • Cloud magically solves all of your problems.
  • Fails happen.

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