Virtualization skills a must have
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 – CIO.com)
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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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Posted on June 30, 2009, in computer network, IT Support, Network Administration, Security, Virtualization and tagged Business, Gartner, Hardware, High tech, Information technology, Infrastructure, Server, Vice president. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Virtualization skills a must have.