My friend Adam Moskowitz presented a topic at LOPSA-East this past year that is one near and dear to my heart – the Future of System Administration.
I’ve written a blog entry with something very close to that title twice:
- The Future of System Administration – August, 2009
- The Coming Future of System Administration – March, 2012
A while back, I started to realize something…and I haven’t written about this before, but I’m firmly coming to see that a system administrator is not just something someone is, system administration is something someone does. Regardless of whether someone’s title is SysAdmin, IT Operations, Systems Engineering, or Sparkly DevOps Prince(ess), you might not be a system administrator, but you are doing systems administration.
And in the future, a lot of the people who are going to be doing systems administration are developers.
<voice=”Levar Burton”>But you don’t have to take my word for it…</voice>