Michael Levan is a tech enthusiast and engineer at heart. He is the Chief Engineer and Principal DevOps Consultant at CloudDev.Engineering LLC. Michael is a developer of content, book author, public speaker, and lover of all things DevOps. Michael started out his career like most do in IT with a traditional infrastructure background, helpdesk/desktop support. After he dove deep and realized the different ways to automate his job, he quickly realized the next step to his career, DevOps and Cloud Engineering. After working as a Sysadmin on Hyper-V, ESXi, Azure, Powershell, and all-around Windows Infrastructure, Michael wanted to take the next step in his career and see the other side. This led Michael to do a complete 180 and move into technologies like Linux, Python, and AWS. While not knowing much about this space, Michael buckled down, studied, and quickly became a Subject Matter Expert. After working with Linux, AWS, Python, Ansible, Containerization (Docker), Orchestration (Kubernetes), and Web Applications, Michael started to see a HUGE shift in the Microsoft ecosystem. It wasn't about Windows and desktops anymore. It was about open source, Linux, containerization, and working as a community. He took this as another opportunity to do yet another 180 and come full-circle back to the Microsoft space to focus his efforts on practicing DevOps on the other side of the realm (again). Now Michael is utterly fascinated with DevOps and Cloud Engineering. He simply can't get enough of all of the cool, new, and exciting technology that's out there. He believes that it's truly a beautiful time to be in technology.