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How the new cloud era can/may change the role of the IT admin? Find out by joining a live twitter chat #CloudOpsChat on “The Changing Role of the IT Admin” on Thursday, April 25th at 11am PT. The event will be co-hosted by:

We’ll answer questions like:

  • Is increasing automation and virtualization good or bad for your career?
  • Does abstraction and better tools decrease the need for deep expertise?
  • Does a cloud admin need programming skills?
  • Do you think a cloud admin is a generalist with a little expertise about compute, storage, and networking?
  • Or is a cloud admin an expert in cloud architectures?
  • What are your thoughts on scripting vs. automation and orchestration?

For more information see also the official blog post or the one on PuppetLabs. To participate in the #CloudOpsChat:

  • Follow the #CloudOpsChat hashtag (via TweetChat, TweetGrid, TweetDeck, or another Twitter client) and watch the real-time stream.
  • On Thursday, April 25th at 11am, @VMwareCloudOps will pose a few questions using the #CloudOpsChat hashtag to get the conversation rolling.
  • Tag your tweets with the #CloudOpsChat hashtag. @reply other participants and react to their questions, comments, thoughts via #CloudOpsChat. Engage with each other!
  • #CloudOpsChat should last about an hour.


Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2310 Posts)

Virtualization & Cloud Architect. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015). PernixPro 2014. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014. MVP 2014. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.