As all areas of business move into digital technology, Ramesh Subramanian explains why the digital transformation requires infrastructure engineers to expand their software skills.
Several years ago I started my career as a C++ programmer but to be relevant as a software engineer today would require many more software engineering skills. The same logic holds for Infrastructure engineers.
About 94% of enterprises (and 50% of Governments) use some form of cloud (private/public) today. And as per an estimate from Forbes, 83% of workloads will be in the cloud by the end of this year. These stats imply that infrastructure teams should be ready to:
Meet expectations of faster release cycles, with several releases per day becoming the norm
Provide application access at scale (millions of concurrent sessions, potentially across the globe) with 24×7 availability
However, only 30% of all infrastructure teams are using DevOp. This is even lower at 12% for Financial Services firms.
Points covered in this article include:
- Business enabling applications
- Business critical applications
- Infrastructure team training
Read the full article, Why Infrastructure engineers should start thinking like software developers, on LinkedIn.