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I was at a financial customer last week who was moving their entire estate to Rackspace. To give indication of size their financial assets are in the Billions and they employ hundreds of staff.
Rackspace will provide them effectively a managed Data Center like environment in the cloud – completely managing the Network environment at the DC along with VMware infrastructure.
Leaving behind an office full of PCs & phones & an MPLS connection.
no more server rooms…!
They no longer have visibility of VMware Vcenter – so whats the future of admins with these skills if its all going Cloud based?
The bit Rackspace don’t do – is managing the server apps – so as long as you have GUI skills you are still in business!