Now that we are hearing the term cloud computing every now and then and all the companies are adopting it as it very cost effective. I am as a Storage admin has heard from many ppl enforcing that you should start learning Cloud and it is the next big thing. If you don’t learn it you are gone/left behind. These kind of statement makes me very worried that what i should do. Then I started understanding cloud computing and all the concept. Still learning but one point where I am stuck and not able to move forward.
As I am a storage admin what is the difference for a Storage admin in the cloud technology. I do understand that cloud is virtualization of almost everything starting from Storage to server to application and then staring the same with multiple client. But what is changing for me ?
The storage device is always there in the background that need to be managed by someone and troubleshoot in case of issues. So in this case the work from Storage administrator is always there even after the storage device is part of cloud technology.
I learnt that once the cloud technology is setup user will carve out their own space from the SAN device and as per requirement or based on the application which ever they are using which will cease the work of ppl like me. This made me thinking even if the user can carve out the space from the pool or disk or whatever defined for them on the application level what if that pool is full, what if their is issue on the SAN device it self and that pool is not even visible to the user or application. In this scenario how the work of Storage administrator will cease out?
Friends please help me and correct me if I am wrong in my understanding.