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A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 9:55pm On Aug 15, 2014
Save for a few ├╝berblack-hat areas, almost every field in IT has massive representation on this forum, except for the field of cloud, however.

In Europe and the US, cloud computing is revolutionlising how businessses think, how they aggregate data, stack and access data.

The situation is not the same here due to encumbrances IT people are already familiar with.

How about we apply ourselves to the problem?

So, this thread really is for professionals in cloud computing, newbies in the field and just about any IT person.


Let's come around to talk out how to build expertise in this field for prospective entrants, certifications to be aimed at, how to overcome cloud computing problems in Nigeria etc.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by spikesC(m): 10:02pm On Aug 15, 2014
Cloud computing's problem in Nigeria is acceptance and being eager to move to new fields.
Both business owners and developers are guilty of this
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 10:12pm On Aug 15, 2014
spikesC: Cloud computing's problem in Nigeria is acceptance and being eager to move to new fields.
Both business owners and developers are guilty of this
Indeed. Perhaps present best practices are priced out of the reach small coys, but there really are no reasons for the bigger ones to not adopt them, based on economies of scale at the very least.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Adrenaline123(m): 10:56pm On Aug 15, 2014
Following, hope to learn new things smiley
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Haggadah: 10:57pm On Aug 15, 2014
Hello gurus, please I am a novice when it comes to cloud computing but I want to really learn it would he glad if anyone can tutor here thanks a zillion. cheesy
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by spikesC(m): 11:06pm On Aug 15, 2014
Jeffflo:
Indeed. Perhaps present best practices are priced out of the reach small coys, but there really are no reasons for the bigger ones to not adopt them, based on economies of scale at the very least.

Cloud computing is very cheap with the advent of Amazon, Google and other small companies. The competition is too much and demand is relatively low. You pay for what you're currently using and your cost increases relatively to your demand

Online storage for example offers the cheapest possible method of backup and data transfer
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 11:43pm On Aug 15, 2014
Adrenaline123: Following, hope to learn new things smiley

Please, do go ahead. I myself have always sought Lenin, never Stalin (Bad joke there)
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 11:49pm On Aug 15, 2014
Haggadah: Hello gurus, please I am a novice when it comes to cloud computing but I want to really learn it would he glad if anyone can tutor here thanks a zillion. cheesy

In Nigeria, Vendor-specific certification. Hands-on experience. More certification. Even more Hands-on. For once, the hype around a phase of computing might just have some base. Specifics?
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 12:03am On Aug 16, 2014
spikesC:

Cloud computing is very cheap with the advent of Amazon, Google and other small companies. The competition is too much and demand is relatively low. You pay for what you're currently using and your cost increases relatively to your demand

Online storage for example offers the cheapest possible method of backup and data transfer

Every point you raised there is pertinent, my man. What portion of IT are you most at home with?

Moving on to certifications and trainings too, which do you figure to be must-haves to ensure greasier entry into the sector and faster skillset acquisition for newbies?
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by spikesC(m): 12:40am On Aug 16, 2014
Jeffflo:

Every point you raised there is pertinent, my man. What portion of IT are you most at home with?

Moving on to certifications and trainings too, which do you figure to be must-haves to ensure greasier entry into the sector and faster skillset acquisition for newbies?

Mostly web development and server administration as it currently pays my bills.
Unfortunately, am not a fan of certifications.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 1:16am On Aug 16, 2014
spikesC:

Mostly web development and server administration as it currently pays my bills.
Unfortunately, am not a fan of certifications.
Am with you on that one brother. And web development in itself has many legs if you know what you are doing.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by spikesC(m): 2:15am On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18:
Am with you on that one brother. And web development in itself has many legs if you know what you are doing.

Ofcourse.
I intend going into embedded systems though, hopefully within the year.
Na there be my final destination.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 8:04am On Aug 16, 2014
That is very good
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 8:56am On Aug 16, 2014
Embedded Systems and Server administration? Make sense.

I am a fan of certifications myself; the oyinbo people that require this skillset require proof of say you know wetin you dey do.

In my next post, i shall deal with vendor-specific and vendor-neutral trainings that should open the gates for the newbies.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 9:00am On Aug 16, 2014
@Jeffflo, make sure that post carries along people like me that am a medical doctor that writes code as a hobby - due to all this strike and the way health-care is going in Nigeria, I might as well port instead of attempting to lead a dual-life.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 9:20am On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18: @Jeffflo, make sure that post carries along people like me that am a medical doctor that writes code as a hobby - due to all this strike and the way health-care is going in Nigeria, I might as well port instead of attempting to lead a dual-life.

*chuckles* I'm a diplomat in training too that picked up python a while back, and has not looked back.
The post will be as laid back as possble. I have enough stress in RL to want to be forming what-not with industry jargon on NL. So there.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 9:43am On Aug 16, 2014
You have a very serious audience here, dont mind all the playfulness you see on the surface. So dont be too laid back, or you might get banned for trollin'.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by spikesC(m): 10:18am On Aug 16, 2014
Jeffflo: Embedded Systems and Server administration? Make sense.

I am a fan of certifications myself; the oyinbo people that require this skillset require proof of say you know wetin you dey do.

In my next post, i shall deal with vendor-specific and vendor-neutral trainings that should open the gates for the newbies.

The oyinbo believes more in experience and proof with what you've done, not really your certificate

I'll be waiting looking out for the post. I, myself, might have to beef up my resume with a few that doesn't require much time to acquire
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by spikesC(m): 10:19am On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18: @Jeffflo, make sure that post carries along people like me that am a medical doctor that writes code as a hobby - due to all this strike and the way health-care is going in Nigeria, I might as well port instead of attempting to lead a dual-life.

shocked Are you serious?
Medical gini?

Now am jealous sad
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 11:08am On Aug 16, 2014
spikesC:

The oyinbo believes more in experience and proof with what you've done, not really your certificate

I'll be waiting looking out for the post. I, myself, might have to beef up my resume with a few that doesn't require much time to acquire
You are right sha, lets wait for the post to know the way forward.

spikesC:
shocked Are you serious?
Medical gini?
Now am jealous sad
Maybe I am serious, or maybe my blog was lying when it said - http://dhtmlhub.com/about.html
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 11:17am On Aug 16, 2014
@spikesC, even in the west, cloud computing is totally a new field, heralded though it was by virtualisation such that what obtained before isn't neccesarily applicable anymore smh.

Its a total paradigm shift that will displace those of us with long standing experience in IT (i have been a virtualistion and SEO specialist for 4 years now) for fresh blood armed with innovation in thier eyes and reams of certificates in their fists.

And i think its a good thing.

IT coys are rapidly going the way of trad companies, requiring years of experience. Its the next generation i want armed with skills comparable to their contemporaries elsewhere.

So yea, experience counts, if it in virtualistion, project management, storage. If not, it will be set aside in favour of dedicated vendor-specific cloud certs. Speaking of which, lets try to define cloud computing.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by spikesC(m): 11:56am On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18:
You are right sha, lets wait for the post to know the way forward.

Maybe I am serious, or maybe my blog was lying when it said - http://dhtmlhub.com/about.html

Na you be boss nah cool
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 11:59am On Aug 16, 2014
spikesC:

Na you be boss nah cool
*Yinmu*
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 12:37pm On Aug 16, 2014
Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers to provide elastic, on-demand management, storage and processing of data over the internet rather than a local server to provide easy scalable access to computing resources.

What a prospective employer (EMC comes readily to mind, VMware too) is looking for is people to orchestrate the movement of local data to thier cloud services. (Selfish? Maybe, but then, they are respectively the world leaders in Storage and Virtualisaton. The boat will not sail off without them.) To this end, they have created trainings and certs to ensure proficiency in thier systems. These certifications are called vendor specific and they include:

1. Amazon Web Service: Nigerians proficient in this service are very few - check your Linkedin if you are in doubt - and are in very high demand. This demand is fueled by the fact that AWS remains the clear market leader in public cloud and big data crunching by a clear 87%. Do a little bit of research if that suits you. I'm no up to date as to their certifcation programs.

~> AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate Level (home page used to mention
SysOps/Admin and Developer roles)
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Jeffflo: 1:01pm On Aug 16, 2014
EMC Proven Professional: As i said before, EMC is the world leader in Storage. Think servers, data centers. Data allround. It therefore makes sense that they do their bit to engineer the movement to thier waiting servers through their learning services. Certifications include

~> EMC Cloud Infrastructure and Services (EMCCIS)
~> EMC Cloud Architect (EMCCA): IT-as-a-Service Planning and Design
~> EMC Cloud Architect (EMCCA): Virtualized Infrastructure Specialty
~> A seperate course on Cloud essentials aimed at IT
professionals in all specialties (not
entirely vendor-specific).
~> ITaaS general coverage, uses EMC technologies as basis for labs & examples.
~> Virtualized data center and cloud infrastructure planning and design with general coverage; EMC for labs & examples
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by fattbabakay(m): 8:26pm On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18: @Jeffflo, make sure that post carries along people like me that am a medical doctor that writes code as a hobby - due to all this strike and the way health-care is going in Nigeria, I might as well port instead of attempting to lead a dual-life.
Wic skul u dey?
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by fattbabakay(m): 8:28pm On Aug 16, 2014
Boss Jeffflo abeg wetin u dey talk just be like chinese...I no grab atall o
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 8:36pm On Aug 16, 2014
fattbabakay: Wic skul u dey?
Am no longer in school, I was speaking with respect to Nationwide Doctors strike.

fattbabakay: Boss Jeffflo abeg wetin u dey talk just be like chinese...I no grab atall o
Well, if you have not been following cloud engineering, you will surely get lost. I have been following bit by bit before, in fact one of my friends recently travelled to india to get a certification i think something to do with embedded systems, and he resigned from programming after his experience, that got me curious and i had to investigate, that was what gave me some insight earlier, before this thread.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by fattbabakay(m): 10:03pm On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18:
Well, if you have not been following cloud engineering, you will surely get lost. I have been following bit by bit before, in fact one of my friends recently travelled to india to get a certification i think something to do with embedded systems, and he resigned from programming after his experience, that got me curious and i had to investigate, that was what gave me some insight earlier, before this thread.
dis is serious o #sighs
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Djtm(m): 11:03pm On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18:
Am with you on that one brother. And web development in itself has many legs if you know what you are doing.
Yeah, true. I saw a woman who specializes in html forms.
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Djtm(m): 11:04pm On Aug 16, 2014
dhtml18: @Jeffflo, make sure that post carries along people like me that am a medical doctor that writes code as a hobby - due to all this strike and the way health-care is going in Nigeria, I might as well port instead of attempting to lead a dual-life.
what? Dhtml is a doctor?? Na wa o. shocked don't tell me you're still practicing,
Re: A Thread For Nigerian Cloud Engineers - Prospective And Practising by Nobody: 11:38pm On Aug 16, 2014
Technically, I am still practising (one leg in, one leg out).

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