"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
"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."