Defining a cloud solution by the skills you actually have

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Here’s a scenario you may have experienced: The consensus of the cloud architecture team is that a “cloud-native” solution is the best approach to a new business application that will define the next generation of the company. Containers and container orchestration will lead the way to a solution that’s going to span multiple clouds and even existing data center-based platforms.

The decision was not made lightly. The team worked hard to understand the core business problems and objectively evaluated available solutions, architectural patterns, and accepted best practices to find a solution that’s proven to be most optimal. In this case, it’s containers and container orchestration tech.

Of course, any good solution should include a skills matrix that defines the skills needed, the gap between employees’ current skills, and the training and recruiting needed to obtain the skills. Then the solution can be built, tested, and operated. This is where the bad news starts. 

The HR team looks at the new skills requirements you provided and says recruiting for those specific skills will take much more time than stated in your plan. Also, the cost of these skills, even for those who will be internally trained, will be much higher than budgeted, and the

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