Operation simply became Ops with time and after DevOps as terminogy gained popularity, other simillar Ops emergemed. At present apart from DevOps, there is SysOps, ITOps, AIOps, CloudOps and so on. What is CloudOps? CloudOps is the formal way of describing the best practices on cloud-based platforms. Another related topic is Cloud Engineering. What is Cloud Engineering? Cloud engineering is the systematic approach to cloud computing applications. In this article, we will discuss the minimum basic about both of them.
What is CloudOps?
CloudOps is an important concept today because its foundation base is reliance on continuous operations. Essentially the success & progress of cloud computing is the ability to solve the real business problems in easy, cost effective manner. Only virtualization and cloud computing has been a big part of software and hardware industry.
DevOps is the combining of development, operations and automation of processes, testing, staging, integration, deployment, operations etc. The need of a separate entity, CloudOps become obvious if we consider zero downtime while the backend being updated. Redundancy is a part of cloud operations.
CloudOps intended to meet the following objectives:
- Delivering cloud services and/or infrastructure
- Delivering cloud infrastructure
- Optimization of performance
- Ensure proper resource management
- Meet the service level agreements
- Maintain compliance
- Maintain configuration
- Automate service
- Maintain transparency
- Ensure proper metering
- Disaster recovery
What is Cloud Engineering
Cloud engineering is a field of engineering which is around the cloud services, the topics we commonly talk about on this website such as Software as a Service, Platform as a Service, Infrastructure as a Service, Backend as a Service nd so on.
It is intended to adapt matters from other engineering in a methodical way. The nature of cloud services is commodity-like and thus inherent various challenges in that business model.