jason__c — 2012-03-13T13:16:08-04:00 — #1
With the popularity of Cloud Computing, is the System Administration career going away?
dklynn — 2012-03-13T20:15:30-04:00 — #2
Who's going to manage "the Cloud?"
ideamine — 2012-03-13T21:07:14-04:00 — #3
Support provided by them are just the same as a Data Centre. They will solve only the network and hardware issues. Even that takes almost 24 hours to resolve. Hence System administrator is necessary.
jason__c — 2012-03-13T22:18:32-04:00 — #4
The only reason I asked was because of various articles on Tech Websites. Phrases such as "SA: Endangered Species". I was also referring to an in-house server, as opposed to a off-site "cloud" solution. I want to do the former.
dklynn — 2012-03-14T02:09:23-04:00 — #5
I'd think that, as long as there are computers (including servers) at any in-house location, SA's would be required. If you're looking for a field with long term security, though, the security field is growing and will continue to do so for many years. Start with poking around backtrack-linux.org.
timigoe — 2012-03-14T15:02:35-04:00 — #6
There'll never be a shortage of requirements for on site servers... take my office as a prime example, we don't have the bandwidth to remote everything - all day to day stuff HAS to stay on site
Someone will still have to manage the office computers etc.
wwb_99 — 2012-03-14T18:59:05-04:00 — #7
I'd say the change is we'll need more, better sysadmins. Especially ones with a more devops sort of bent to them.