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    #26
    I haven't read all the additional posts, but to answer the OPs questions, "cloud" is a bit of a misnomer.

    My title is Cloud Systems Specialist II.

    My actual duties are systems administration. I work for a software developer. They sell their software to most customers. However we have about 900 that we host the software and their data for them. To them we host it in "the cloud". It's actually hosted on virtual machines, which are hosted on physical servers, in a physical data center.

    So yes. Eventually most companies will be utilizing "cloud" based architecture. However it is still physical machines somewhere. And the virtual machines still need management. Sys Admin positions aren't going anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TomkoTech View Post
    I haven't read all the additional posts, but to answer the OPs questions, "cloud" is a bit of a misnomer.

    My title is Cloud Systems Specialist II.

    My actual duties are systems administration. I work for a software developer. They sell their software to most customers. However we have about 900 that we host the software and their data for them. To them we host it in "the cloud". It's actually hosted on virtual machines, which are hosted on physical servers, in a physical data center.

    So yes. Eventually most companies will be utilizing "cloud" based architecture. However it is still physical machines somewhere. And the virtual machines still need management. Sys Admin positions aren't going anywhere.

    Your customers will migrate away from you one day.
    They will go to AWS.

    Or, your potential/future customers will never exist.
    Instead of choosing to cloud with your company; they will cloud with AWS.
    They will then trim their own IT staff by x%;.. expecting the remaining workers to manage More with Less.

    End result:
    Your current employer will never expand/grow like they think it will.
    Eventually, You will be fighting to "hang on" to you existing customers.


    For everybody else,
    let me over-simplify:
    Assume that Every Time a company moves to "the cloud"... they terminate 1 Full-time-Employee from their own SysAdmin team.

    Now apply that to a Cloud provider as large as Amazon.
    That is what you call --> Contraction.
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