I’m a cloud computing architect. I get to draw impressive diagrams, meet with cloud providers, pick security approaches and technology, deal with governance, and then turn the whole thing over to other people to actually do the work. Nice work if you can get it.
Many cloud architects believe that their job ends at the PowerPoint delivery, but I’m telling you that you need to dig into operations as well. In other words, design not only what the cloud will be, but how to run it long term.
This is important for a few reasons: