Virtualization skills a must have

Interesting article.

IT departments today may be looking to hire virtualization specialists, but as the technology becomes mainstream for servers, desktops, storage and networks, industry watchers and high-tech hiring managers say virtual know-how will become a standard requirement for many IT job candidates.

“We see virtualization as having a significant impact on operations and infrastructure organizations in IT. Most will start dealing with the technology in a stovepipe fashion: server, desktop, network and storage,” says Ed Holub, research vice president at Gartner. “But organizations are beginning to treat virtualization more horizontally than vertically and pulling teams together to share that virtual know-how.”

With the most recent rash of virtualization projects, the technology area has become a subset of the server team in many IT organizations, analysts say. But as companies look to broaden their adoption, subject-area expertise in desktops, networks and storage will require those IT staffers to also become virtualization experts. (Source: No Virtualization Skills? Better Get Started –

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And remember to gain an understanding of the security issues raised by virtualization as well.  Including how to resolve them.

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Just a thirty-something guy currently hanging it up in the greater Green Bay area. My post-high school educational background is mainly in the Information Technology field. Specifically I have an A.A.S. in Computer Network Systems and a B.S. in Information Systems Security, both from ITT Technical Institute, in addition to A and MCDST certifications. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking and sports. My Christian faith is also important to me as a Missouri-Synod Lutheran and all my children attend a Lutheran grade school. When it comes to political leanings I am a conservative first and foremost which you will discover rather quickly. As for sports I am a huge fan of the Green Bay Packers.

Posted on June 30, 2009, in computer network, IT Support, Network Administration, Security, Virtualization and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Virtualization skills a must have.

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