As a DevOps engineer, you should get your hands with both Cloud Engineering and K8s Development. But as companies are looking for more specialized roles here are 5 differences that can help you out:
Cloud Engineer manages the organisation's cloud computing environment, while Kubernetes Engineer manages containerised applications within K8s environment.
Cloud Engineer broadly focuses on hardware, software and networking components of the cloud provider. While Kubernetes Engineer only focuses on managing components related to Kubernetes.
Cloud Engineer has a strong understanding of cloud computing platforms like AWS, GCP, Azure. While Kubernetes Engineer has a strong understanding of containers and K8s components in particular.
Cloud Engineer designs and implements cloud-based solutions and ensures their availability. While Kubernetes Engineer configures and maintains K8s environment and troubleshoots issues related to containerised applications.
Cloud engineers can grow into roles of Cloud Architects or Solution Architects. While Kubernetes Engineers can get into more specialised roles that is focused into deploying and managing container applications.
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