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Systems administrator's role changing via the cloud

Jan 28, 2009, 22:34 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sarah Stokely)

"The commoditization of e-mail services, instant messaging and chat systems, and even document storage and backups--all increasingly available online via the cloud--meant the nature of sysadmin work was changing, Limoncelli said in his keynote address.

"But the ability to send a lot of these jobs "to the cloud" didn't need to be seen as a threat or a negative, said Limoncelli, whose talk centered on viewing technology through a prism of abundance rather than scarcity.

""There are a lot of legacy applications that won't or can't move to the cloud, such as desktop-lifecycle management and other tasks that require physicality," he said."

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