3 signs you need a cloud engineering team
To plan and implement your cloud engineering strategy successfully, you need a purpose-built team with the knowledge, skills, and resources to develop and manage your organisation’s cloud environment. From Kubernetes to containers, newfound capabilities require dedicated resources.
With that said, here are the top three signs your business could benefit from a cloud engineering team:
1. Your organisation has multiple product teams working on similar features.
If you’ve noticed significant overlap across your product teams, whether they’re working on very similar features, or trying to complete shared tasks, this is one of the most telling signs that your organisation could benefit from a dedicated platform engineering function.
2. Productivity and efficiency isn’t as strong as it could be.
If you find that you resonate with the above scenario, then it’s highly likely there are productivity and efficiency gains to be made. To deliver above the value line and accelerate delivery and innovation, you need to create a blueprint for scaling in the Cloud that’s entirely unique to your organisation.
Having a platform engineering team in place can help you achieve this, eliminating duplicate work and freeing up resources to focus on driving velocity across your products and services. This will not only enhance productivity, but improve the overall developer experience (DevEx), which is core to attracting and retaining the top technical talent.
3. Your organisation is migrating to, or has recently migrated to the Cloud.
And finally, if cloud adoption is high on your business’ agenda, then you’re going to need a dedicated platform engineering team to manage your cloud environment and drive incremental improvements.
Ensuring you attract the right types of developers with expertise in the specific technologies you’ll be working with is crucial. When considering introducing a platform engineering team, deciding whether to adopt a single or a multicloud approach is a great place to start. This will allow your organisation to define its skill requirements in detail and build the best possible team.
Building a well architected cloud engine: How we can help
Whether your business is implementing a single cloud, multicloud or hybrid cloud environment, getting the fundamentals right from the outset is essential to achieving optimum performance, security, scalability and growth later on.
From setting up and integrating your chosen services, to the cloud development and delivery lifecycle, to design-time and run-time cloud management, we can help you get ahead. As consultants and practitioners, we’re well-versed in building highly scalable applications in the cloud for our leading enterprise customers.
“We help organisations build environments in the Cloud and leverage cloud services to release applications easier and faster, while shifting their cost, security and ownership models for greater scalability and agility.”
Keith Madsen, Technical Director, NearForm
Our agile approach and expertise surrounding automation using technologies such as Terraform, as well as Node.js for Kubernetes and microservices, can help you deliver new applications fast while reducing your operational overheads.