Intelligent CIO North America Issue 25 - Page 35

EDITOR ’ S QUESTION

SysAdmin Day has evolved alongside our technology journeys . Users will be users , and they need various levels of help to get things done .

In recent years , the SysAdmin role has incorporated new offerings like the cloud , Software-as-a-Service and new application types such as Kubernetes .
But at the same time , there are emerging threats , such as ransomware . The SysAdmin is a critical part of all of this , from application architects and developers to cybersecurity teams to manage critical response .
I personally think the future is bright . Many SysAdmins are evolving to pivot from hardware to services delivery and software , increasing opportunities for collaboration and merging with advanced tech tools for a different , elevated way of
The SysAdmin is a critical part of all of this , from application architects and developers to cybersecurity teams to manage critical response .
SysAdmins are crucial players in the upkeep , configuration and operation of these systems , aligning user needs with company performance , budget , resources and security .
Amid rapid and continuous change , proliferating cyberattacks and rampant innovation , what will the future of the SysAdmin role look like ? Some believe modern technology , like the cloud , means SysAdmins are a part of the legacy system – irrelevant , obsolete and a potential liability to system performance . getting things done ( think a shift from on-premises to cloud for service delivery ).
SysAdmins have an opportunity to lead the way of Digital Transformation by helping organizations save time and money , be more efficient , and most of all , be resilient against the many threats against technology today . p
RICK VANOVER , SENIOR DIRECTOR OF PRODUCT
STRATEGY , VEEAM
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