You probably read the title and immediately thought, “What the @#$! is a polyglot?”
Well, the official definition of the term polyglot is someone who speaks multiple languages.
In computing terms, a polyglot can be a program or script, written in multiple programming languages, which performs the same operations or output independent of the programming language used to compile or interpret it.
A polyglot can also be a person who knows a number of programming languages. These polyglot folks make excellent site reliability engineers, because they can work with and integrate multiple applications across different infrastructure environments. Sites with distributed applications are increasingly common.
If site reliability engineers can speak multiple programming languages, then surely there must be cloud architects and cloud engineers out there who can manage multiple cloud infrastructures (both on-premises private clouds and hyperscalers).
After doing much research and teaching myself AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Oracle Cloud, IBM Cloud, and even Alibaba Cloud, I can personally attest to the fact that managing multiple cloud infrastructures is no easy task. And most cloud architects and engineers I speak with are at best, truly fluent in only one cloud architecture.
Data Driven Technology Evangelist, NetApp ANZ
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My mission is to enable data champions everywhere. I have always been very passionate about technology with a career spanning over two decades, specializing in Data and Information Management, Storage, High Availability and Disaster Recovery Solutions including Virtualization and Cloud Computing.
I have a long history with Data solutions, having gained global experience in the United Kingdom and Australia where I was involved in creating Technology and Business solutions for some of Europe and APAC’s largest and most complex IT environments.
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