An Associate Cloud Engineer deploys applications, monitors operations, and manages enterprise solutions. This individual is able to use Google Cloud Console and the command-line interface to perform common platform-based tasks to maintain one or more deployed solutions that leverage Google-managed or self-managed services on Google Cloud.
As you probably know already, cloud computing is a big deal. Businesses continue to use it to offer customers a wide range of online services. There are three categories of cloud computing that companies use.
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) refers to the providing of instant computing infrastructure that is managed over the internet. This type of service allows companies to gain quick access to the resources needed to build out services and technologies delivered over the cloud. IaaS companies include Amazon, Rackspace, Google, and many others. IaaS companies manage the hardware so their clients don’t have to.
PaaS stands for "Platform as a Service." It refers to cloud-based platform services like operating systems, databases, programming language execution environments, etc. PaaS provides the framework that is accessible to multiple developers to build custom software upon.
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