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How to become a cloud architecture generalist

October 15, 2021


Based on the feedback here and from social media, this post about being a cloud architectural generalist, not a specialist hit a few nerves. For a long time I’ve said that cloud architects need to be aware of all technology solutions, not just cloud-based ones. They need a mix of traditional enterprise systems, networking, security, governance, and now cloud-based solutions. They need to understand how all the pieces fit together in an optimized way that’s best for the business.

Many readers questioned how they could gain a good understanding of “all the pieces.” Here’s some quick advice and a few approaches to try.

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