[nycbug-talk] Hypothetical: the end of the sysadmin/systems engineer/DBA?
matt at atopia.net
Wed Mar 24 00:00:21 EDT 2010
So I've been thinking - more and more companies (Amazon, Rackspace,
Terremark, etc.) are moving to cloud technologies. Some are even moving
to cloud technologies combined with dedicated server infrastructure. But
for the most part, it does seem a lot easier to "spin up" a few ready to
go instances (like amazon EC2) and launch a production web application.
There's still a lot to do: MySQL is still heavily used, and requires a lot
of tuning once performance needs grow. However, databases like MongoDB,
SimpleDB, etc. are quickly gaining market share.
So I wonder: will there be a time when those who have an idea simply spin
up some ready to go cloud servers, point and click the necessary security
they'd like and setup they'd like, and run with it? At that point, would
the only positions remaining be developers/programmers?
Just my thought for the day.
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