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Top Skills a Cloud Architect Needs to Be Successful

February 21, 2020 / Dice Guest

As businesses are using cloud technologies to transform at a rapid pace, many recognize that their organization needs cloud expertise in order to achieve their goals. Yet research shows that 90 percent of IT decision-makers report cloud skills shortages in their workforce (Global Knowledge, 2018 IT Skills and Salary Report, 2018). Professionals with cloud architecture expertise in how to best plan, design, develop, migrate, and operate applications in the cloud are in high demand.Early in my career at Amazon Web Services (AWS) I was one of the company’s (and industry’s) first Cloud Solutions Architects. Use of the cloud has grown considerably since then, as have the number of services and features available to cloud builders. Now I lead certification and education programs where we offer individuals and organizations the training and skills validation to confidently implement cloud initiatives. The role of cloud architect is in high demand and will continue to present endle...