Optimizing Cloud Operations: DevOps in AWS Environments

Cloud ArchitectDevOps Engineer

Project Overview

In the services industry, I fulfilled the roles of Cloud Architect and DevOps Engineer focusing on the administration and optimization of cloud applications in AWS. The project emphasized Kubernetes management, CI/CD pipeline creation, and integration of various services.

Challenges & Solutions

The project involved:

  • Kubernetes Administration in AWS: Configuring and managing Kubernetes clusters using AWS EKS for optimal performance.
  • GitLab CI/CD Pipeline Creation: Developing efficient CI/CD pipelines in GitLab for streamlined deployment processes.
  • User and Authorization Management: Administering user access and authorizations, leveraging LDAP for secure operations.
  • Kubernetes Application Development: Crafting and deploying applications in Kubernetes environments.
  • Service Monitoring and Troubleshooting: Implementing robust monitoring solutions and effective troubleshooting of services.
  • Integration of New Services: Onboarding and integrating new services like Kafka and MongoDB into the existing infrastructure.

Technologies Employed

Utilized technologies included:

  • Infrastructure and Orchestration: Terraform, Kubernetes, AWS EKS, Helm
  • Cloud Services: AWS, AWS EFS
  • Networking and Storage: NGINX, NFS
  • Database and Messaging: Kafka, MongoDB
  • Containerization: Docker
  • Version Control and CI/CD: Git, GitLab
  • Security and Administration: LDAP
  • Project Management: Scrum

Impact and Outcome

The project resulted in:

  • Enhanced Cloud Operations: Improved efficiency and scalability of cloud applications in AWS.
  • Streamlined Development Lifecycle: Robust CI/CD pipelines leading to faster and more reliable deployments.
  • Effective Service Integration: Successful integration and management of diverse services within the cloud environment.


This project demonstrates the critical role of DevOps practices in managing and optimizing cloud applications, particularly in AWS environments, showcasing the synergy between cloud architecture and agile development methodologies.