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Learn multi-cloud computing. Trust us.

Top companies are realizing that a more customized approach to cloud computing can provide the greatest flexibility, reliability, features options, and price points. This means that these top companies across all industries are on the hunt for multi-cloud architects. Giving you the opportunity to land a high-paying, highly sought-after role.

What is multi-cloud computing?

With so much competition in the industry, each cloud provider is constantly launching new services and slashing prices to give customers a more enticing deal. However, it’s become impossible for a single cloud provider to meet the specific needs of a business. Meaning one cloud provider may no longer be the best choice. 

Rather than picking just one infrastructure-as-a-service (IAAS) cloud provider that meets most of a business’ needs, a multi-cloud approach adopts a combination of IaaS services from 2 or more cloud providers that can create a truly customized solution.

This approach has taken the world by storm. But the current workforce does not meet the demand due to the growing popularity. Enterprises are scrambling to find talent with the cloud skills to kickoff their new initiatives. 

According to Glassdoor, the estimated total pay for a cloud architect is $199,592 per year in the United States, with a salary of $124,429 per year. Those numbers are the median pay for general cloud architects, a multi-cloud architect with more specialized experience may make even more.

Multi-Cloud Computing Course breakdown.

Udacity’s Multi-Cloud Course introduces learners to multi-cloud architectures and how to design and implement them effectively.  Graduates will leave with the skills to define, design, and deploy multi-cloud architectures. They’ll begin by learning the key components to understand and design a proper multi-cloud application. Then, they’ll find out the pros and cons of multi-cloud and important considerations for designing. Lastly, learners will create a multi-cloud design and deploy it to multiple providers.

Who should enroll in this course? Cloud practitioners who are interested in learning about how multiple cloud providers can be used in tandem. Before enrolling, learners should have: 

  • Familiarity with basic Git operations 
  • Basic knowledge of numerous cloud providers (e.g., AWS, Azure)
  • Basic working knowledge of deploying resources to AWS and Azure
  • Basic working knowledge of Terraform

Open-ended multi-cloud projects that demand critical thinking.

The hands-on project is based on common challenges that multi-cloud architects face in their careers. In the project, learners will act as an employee for a company that has just decided to deploy a cloud-native application. After much deliberation, the company has decided to use a dotnet app and SQL database in Azure, and NoSQL and object storage in AWS. Learners will do some research and provide a rationale for one of these choices, then design an architecture diagram for these services and providers. The learner’s end goal is to deploy the infrastructure necessary in both cloud providers using a cloud-agnostic tool to prevent cloud vendor lock-in. Plus, learners can add this project to their portfolio upon completion.

Learn from an IT pro with real experience.

The course instructor, Travis Scotto, is a site reliability engineer that has been working in IT for over 10 years. He’s also been adjunct teaching for over 5 years. He has a passion for tech and brings his industry experience straight to the classroom to share with his students. 

Sound like a step in the right direction for your career journey? Enroll today in our Multi-Cloud Computing Course.

Kate Reardon
Kate Reardon
Kate Reardon is a copywriter on the Creative Team at Udacity. She came from an agency background, specializing in tech, before she made the jump to in-house. When she’s not promoting Udacity’s mission through the written word, she’s probably exploring San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park with her dog, Annie.