The roles in the IT industry are continually changing and evolving to new technological capabilities. We are gradually moving from specializations and niche roles to more generalized skills. Therefore, holistic training helps adapt to an agile IT infrastructure. Same is the case with skillsets and knowledge base of your IT team.
Why Should Storage Skillset Evolve?
To keep IT environments operating at full capacity, you need a team that can cover multiple disciplines. With the adoption of cloud computing, there has been a significant shift in how we view our IT infrastructure. One essential area that cloud has impacted is storage. Consequently, by moving data from on-premise to the cloud, enterprises heavily utilize cloud resources. The storage options and facilities in the cloud are highly diverse, including hyper-converged infrastructure, object storage, software-defined storage and non-volatile memory express (NVMe) flash. Consequently, storage skills should evolve to adapt to these.
New Skills For A New Market
The extended scope of skills is more important than the specificity of it, as mentioned above, generalized knowledge rather than specialization.
- Professionals that work with storage need broad skills to understand the impact and connectivity of your IT infrastructure. In-depth knowledge of how different kinds of storage resources interact with each other and the effect on the database is necessary.
- Learning about the cloud setup is just as essential to know the upgrade process of the storage facility and how it may affect the current business environment. Being aware of cloud best practices also helps them analyze storage instances based on cost-efficiency and performance.
- Stepping outside the circle of technical know-how, we see that it is just as important to have soft skills to make the most of your IT profile. Interpersonal skills can go a long way in active communication with C-level executives to get your point across about latest technology and requirements.
- The ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate not only internally but also externally to stakeholders is crucial for a well oiled IT team.
Partnering With The Right Cloud Provider
Have any storage woes that you are unable to resolve? Is your IT team too small to handle your cloud storage needs? Then what you need is a cloud provider with the expertise to fully-manage your cloud infrastructure.
VEXXHOST offers fully managed cloud solutions for all your business needs. If you are looking for a highly dedicated and secure cloud, OpenStack private cloud is for you. But, if you are operating with unpredictable workloads, then an OpenStack public cloud will do the trick. Guess what? We have got both! Reach out to our cloud experts to determine which cloud service is best suited for your use case and stay tuned for some exciting announcement on our public cloud storage!