Ashok Patidar, Developer in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
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Ashok Patidar

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Cloud Architect and Developer

Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India
Toptal Member Since
February 13, 2023

Ashok is an AWS and GCP Certified professional solutions architect with more than 14 years of experience in product-based companies, handling multiple projects and cloud operations. He builds, deploys, and manages large-scale infrastructure, including support to operations and end users.


Cloud, Relational Database Services (RDS), GitOps, Jenkins, Agile, Desktop...
Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Cloud Platform (GCP)...
Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM SoftLayer, IPsec...




Preferred Environment

Cloud, Amazon RDS, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), DevOps, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), CI/CD Pipelines, Kubernetes, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Load Balancers, Storage

The most amazing...

...thing I've architected and migrated is a large-scale on-premises data center on AWS and GCP for a large media house with a hybrid VPN network.

Work Experience

Cloud Architect

2020 - 2023
  • Envisioned, planned, and executed complex information systems transformations to cloud-based solutions.
  • Migrated workloads from the on-premises data center to the AWS Cloud Infrastructure, leveraging cloud-native services, CloudEndure, and Database Migration Service.
  • Created a roadmap, collaborated with infrastructure build teams to transition to an automated CI/CD pipeline, and managed consistent and coherent DevOps processes and practices to support the system and software lifecycle.
  • Handled systems assessment, presales, cloud recommendation, transformation, transition, modernization, automation, cloud operation, network, and high-level target architectural design.
  • Designed the landing zone multi-account architecture, with identity and access management, governance, data security, network design, and logging for applications deployment.
  • Saved additional costs by migrating Windows-based native services to custom Linux box daemon services.
  • Architected a highly available, scalable, and secure environment in the cloud per the client's requirements.
Technologies: Cloud, Relational Database Services (RDS), GitOps, Jenkins, Agile, Desktop, Amazon WorkSpaces, Windows Server, Linux Servers, Ubuntu, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Docker, Helm, IPsec, OpenVPN, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Python, PHP, Node.js, Bash, Apache, NGINX, Squid, AWS CodeDeploy, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Amazon CloudFront CDN, Databases, .NET, Google Duo, VAPT, Laravel, Amazon S3 (AWS S3)

Cloud and DevOps Engineer

2019 - 2021
  • Reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated business requirements to determine and implement the most appropriate GCP solution for supporting new web and deploying DevOps applications.
  • Developed Helm scripts for continuous integration, implementation of parallel builds, and code deployment in Google Kubernetes cluster using Git and Jenkins Multibranch Pipeline.
  • Configured self-hosted Git and branching structures from scratch and applied best DevOps practices during development.
  • Collaborated with application and infrastructure teams, network groups, and vendors to resolve complex issues.
  • Implemented alarms in StackDriver, Nagios, and Grafana to monitor resource and service performance, disk usage, and CPU utility to take recommended actions for better performance and high availability.
Technologies: Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Google Compute Engine (GCE), SQL, Google Cloud SQL, Object Storage, Git, Jenkins, SSL, Let's Encrypt, Freshdesk, Google App Engine, ELK (Elastic Stack), Kibana, Filebeat, Grafana, Linux, Firewalls

Cloud Engineer

2010 - 2019
  • Monitored AutoSys jobs periodically, reviewed problems, identified failures, and worked to resolve them.
  • Performed change control, maintenance, patching activity, turnovers, and production deployments.
  • Collaborated with the network team for IPsec VPN connectivity from Google Cloud to 72 on-premises hub locations.
  • Configured and managed VMware ESXi and Cisco Unified Computing System. Hosted on-premises data center.
  • Provided technical support and problem resolution using the ticketing tool.
  • Developed and set up the organization structure, users, groups, and access rights with Documentum.
Technologies: Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Amazon Web Services (AWS), IBM SoftLayer, IPsec, Internet Key Exchange Version 1 (IKEv1), Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2), Interconnected Networks, Cisco UCS, Nagios, Shell Scripting, SQL, NGINX, Database Migration, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Leadership

Data Center Setup

Configured and hosted the Zimbra email server. I set up 23 web servers for hosting the static website, Windows, and Linux operating systems, and connectivity from the data center to the head office by multiple leased lines and VPN from various locations.

Citrix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

Migrated 10,000+ on-premises desktop users on Citrix Desktop using multiple Citrix tech stacks, such as Citrix: XenDesktop, Receiver, Delivery Controller, Studio, and License Server. I also used thin client, IWAN, and Cisco Unified Computing System.

IBM Cloud Migration

Migrated multi-node applications from an on-premises data center to IBM SoftLayer in 2016 to leverage cloud usage. I configured the IWAN infrastructure on the on-premises side with the help of the networking team for connectivity using site-to-site IPsec VPN.

Migrate Cloud to Cloud (AWS to GCP)

I successfully completed a seamless migration of a media house with a large infrastructure, including millions of media files and nearly ten terabytes of storage, from AWS to GCP without any downtime to the application.

Google Cloud Professional Cloud Architect

Google Cloud


AWS Certified Solutions Architect – Professional

Amazon Web Services




AWS ELB, Jenkins, Amazon WorkSpaces, Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE), Google Compute Engine (GCE), GitHub, AWS IAM, GitLab CI/CD, Terraform, Helm, OpenVPN, Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS), Git, Let's Encrypt, NGINX, Squid Proxy Server, VMware, Citrix XenApp, Apache, Squid, AWS CodeDeploy, Amazon CloudFront CDN, ELK (Elastic Stack), Kibana, Grafana, Nagios


DevOps, Agile, Samba


Amazon S3 (AWS S3), Object Storage, Google Cloud SQL, MySQL, Databases, Database Migration


Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Desktop, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows Server, Docker, Google App Engine, Windows Server 2008, Citrix, CentOS, Kubernetes, Linux, Cloud Run


PHP, SQL, Python, Bash


.NET, Laravel


Cloud, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), Linux Servers, Cloud Migration, SSL Certificates, IT Support, Remote Support, IPsec, Data Migration, Amazon RDS, Relational Database Services (RDS), AWS DevOps, GitOps, SSL, Freshdesk, IBM SoftLayer, Internet Key Exchange Version 1 (IKEv1), Internet Key Exchange Version 2 (IKEv2), Interconnected Networks, Cisco UCS, FSRM, RAID, Networking, Cloud Bridge, Web Application Firewall (WAF), Google Duo, VAPT, Filebeat, CI/CD Pipelines, Load Balancers, Storage, Shell Scripting, Firewalls, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE), Leadership, CloudEndure, Migration, Google Cloud Functions

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