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How the evolving data dynamism will spur the demand for new data center skills?
The introduction of advanced technology and the use of critical applications have generated a lot of data. This evolving data cluster is producing every minute by humans’ browsing the internet. However, processing such amounts of data demands advanced solutions and systems that also handle various sorts of workloads. The modern-day data centers are evolving as a dedicated facility to support new types of workloads and users. They store computer systems and resources that enable the delivery of shared applications and data. Data centers give organizations the flexibility to back up and secure their information.
As it is a competitive market, finding the right talent is not always easy, spurring the demand for new skills to revamp the future of data center architecture. Here are the most in-demand data center skills to acquire in 2021.
Businesses nowadays are pouring huge capital on their IT infrastructure and cloud services to better vie in an evolving world. The introduction of 5G is strengthening their cloud environment. Organizations that use 5G networks benefit from much faster data transfers. These rapidly increasing dynamics are making cloud security and cloud architecture the most sought-after skills across data centers and technology firms. A cloud architect is expected to convert the technical requirements of a project into the architecture and design that will guide the final product. Cloud architects must have in-depth knowledge of architectural principles as well as an expert in at least one operating system such as Linux, Unix, Solaris, Ubuntu, Windows, etc.
Data Center Technician
Data Center Technicians are responsible for installing and maintaining data servers and network equipment. They also need to monitor the day-to-day performance of servers, maintaining an optimally controlled environment for servers, and troubleshooting network and server problems. They may also be expected to perform urgent repairs outside of business hours. Data center technicians provide IT support to staff and customers while responding to server and network issues.
Hybrid IT Management
Hybrid IT Management is a unified approach to managing both cloud and traditional infrastructure and services. Organizations have made substantial investments in IT and management tools. They use a hybrid cloud deployment for parts of their network architectures. As enterprises use cloud services such as AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform it is easy to host and serve applications and services, IT admins must have data center skills that ensure network bandwidth between applications. Hybrid IT Management solutions provide end-to-end automation along key IT functional areas, including service management, service fulfillment, service assurance and service governance.
The implementation of edge computing can help IT firms to glean and assess data from IoT devices and then convey that data back to a remote or on-premises data center. An edge server is different from an origin server owing to its proximity to the requesting client machine. Edge servers that cache content in localized areas can help ease the burden off those servers. As more and more edge computing deployments become reality, data center managers will seek talents with different skill sets such as networking, system design, database modeling and security.
Today, billions of devices are connected to the internet that makes data centers more complicated to secure and manage. Thus, to ensure enhanced protection, employers should look for candidates who have data security skills and understand how to use network intelligence for uninterrupted performance, data analysis, and automation of functions without any security risks. Data center managers will also require cybersecurity architects who can see the broader picture and then create a centralized threat perception model.
Given these skillsets, data center professionals will understand how their underlying architecture impacts the business, customers and the entire ecosystem. If you are looking to land a career in a data center, this is the right time to get started as the demand around the data center and cloud services will only continue to grow.
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