Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 9 - Page 44

business ‘‘ TALKING //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// systems and towards newer, on-premise or cloud alternatives. This transition, in its most simple and cost-effective form, is made through the use of innovative container technology that provides portability for applications where it might not otherwise be possible. The mobility of applications in an ever-changing IT landscape should be a focal point for any organisation looking to thrive and the role of the SysAdmin is to help route out and push through this evolution of infrastructure in the ways that make most time and monetary sense.” Gijsbert Janssen van Doorn, Technology Evangelist, Zerto gatekeepers of IT resilience, so it’s important to recognise the role they play. "It’s a tough job and most Systems Administrators are all too familiar with the middle-of-the-night call to come in and fix things when the systems mysteriously go down. Organisations looking to support their SysAdmins should ensure that they are spending enough on resilient infrastructure – across backup, disaster recovery and cloud mobility. This will allow your SysAdmins to focus on building and managing systems for always-on and agile services, rather than constantly fighting to get the systems back online." Steve Armstrong, Regional Director UK, Ireland and South Africa, Bitglass, also commented: “Cloud adoption is on the rise across the globe as more organisations transition from premises-based tools to secure, flexible, easy-to-use cloud solutions. Because of this widespread migration, the role of the System Administrator has changed considerably. Today's SysAdmins are often focused on configuring, monitoring and managing organisations' cloud infrastructure far more often than patching and administrating on-premises applications. As the role of a SysAdmin is evolving, the best in the field are like human Swiss Army Knives, equipped with every skill needed to keep systems up and running while ensuring that all services are secure and properly configured." Paul Parker, Chief Technologist of Federal and National Government, SolarWinds, said: "SysAdmins can be some of the most under- 44 INTELLIGENTCIO appreciated employees in any organisation and yet they are, arguably, some of the most vital. For the public sector, their role is particularly important, as the services they maintain – such as in hospitals – are needed for the wellbeing of the general public. Working tirelessly to ensure that IT systems run smoothly and consistently, SysAdmins manage and monitor the systems, watching for any issues and working to make sure they can be resolved before they have an impact. "In the NHS in particular, these administrators are crucial for the health service to function efficiently — when lives are on the line, downtime isn’t an option. SysAdmins maintain existing infrastructure, implement new technology and coordinate these sometimes-contrasting s ѕ̸Q)́хѼɅєѡ)ѥ́ѡɔѡ䁹ݥѡ)ݽ她ѡЁѡȁѕ䁵Ё)ѼѡQḾٕ)ѡ͔͕٥̰%Pͥ́͡ձ)ɔѡ䁅ɔɽ٥ݥѠѡѽ)ɕͽɍ́ѡЁݥɕѡ)ɽչɽ͕́ѡ9!Lɕ́)5Ё ѡȰ < Q<չȰ) Ց͔ѕ胊qM̰)ѡȁѥЁѼɔ)ɽՉ͡Ёѥ͔%PɅՍɕ̰)䁅хЁɽɕ)%PѡЁ́ѕٕɱL)ѕ丁́ѡɽёѕ%P)́ɔɔɕمЁѡ)ոѼѡ=0)ݥ͕љɵ̰Ḿɔ)əѱͥѥѼЁͥ)́Ʌͥѥ݅䁙ɽչѕ)ɕ5ɥ!5M٥̰)9аͅ胊qḾձ٥хɽ)ѡЁ́ɽݥхȁ)ɝͅѥ̰ѡЁՐѡ)ɕٕͥѵЁ͕٥)́%Pѕ́ɅѼݽɬ)ɔѥٕݥѠѕɹɽ٥)ɕձȁ̸ͥȁѡ͔ɝͅѥ̰)Ḿɔɕ䁥хЁ́)ѡٕ䁽ѥٔՐ͕)%PɅѕ丁ɽѡ5M٥)Aɽ٥ȁЁ٥ܰḾѕ)ЁݥȁɅѥٔ)ѕLѡȁѥєݱѡ)䁅́%PɅՍɔɕ)́хЁٕ́Ȼt))1Ս̰ɕѽȰ!ٔ5!ѥ)ɥѕ胊q]Ё́Ѽѥ)ḾɔɅѼѠȁݸ)ͥ́ѡЁȁѽ̸]Ѡѡ)ѡՕѥ͡ձeЁݡЁ)ѡ䁑ȁȁͥ̃LЁ͡ձݡ)eЁѡ䁑Ḿ)%Pѕ́չ)ͥݹѥ)ѡ́ɽɔɕեɕѼٕٔ䁉ɽ)Ʌͭ́ݱ=х)ɥхЁѡ́́ͽѡݔ)хٕ͕ɥͱ䰁́եхѕ́)ѡɔѕɐѼ ͕Օѱ)Ё͡ձݔхѥ)MѼɕєѡݽɬ)ѡ䁑ݔ͡ձͼͥɥ)܁ݔѥՔѼɔɔ)Ʌѥ́ѼɔѡЁѡ́݅)ՍɅѥٔɕ݅ɑt)Q՝M䁍́ɽչ)啅ȰЁ́٥́ѡЁɽѡ)չЁݽɬѡ͔啕ٕ́ȁ)ѡɽչ͕ͥ́͡ձɔ)ѡЁѡ䁅ɕєѡ͔Ս)ѡȁ%Pѕ́ѡ啅ȁɽչ)ܹѕэ