There is a myth persisting where it comes to data center jobs. Those willing to understand the true landscape stand to gain a great deal in the job market.
The myth is that data center jobs are going away as enterprises move to the Cloud. It isn’t true. Gartner analyst Dave Cappuccio sets us straight in pointing out that “when virtual infrastructures are using SAN’s, and Fiber Channel is running over Ethernet, who has responsibility for the overall storage environment; the network team, storage team, virtualization team, or server team? All of the above.”
New recruits able to meet the demands of tomorrow’s data centers are needed. Dr. Mickey Zandi points out that while “data center hiring isn’t in crisis yet, it’s already difficult to find qualified people.” Consolidation of systems such as storage, network and computing save the data centers money but increase the qualification needed from employees.
Zandi recommends companies invest in the training needed to deal with these more advanced environments. He points out that certifications will increase in importance, such as cloud-related certifications from Cisco, EMC and VMWare, and he recommends that workers do more training, research and learn other domains.
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