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IT Roles: The New Faces of Network Infrastructure

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    Vice President of Automation

    This role focuses on automating the processes involved in building and managing underlying network infrastructure. By identifying common workflows and determining the best way to automate, vice presidents of automation make networks more agile and scalable. Automation is becoming increasingly important as the onslaught of hyperconverged systems bring storage and compute together on the same hardware, so storage and compute workloads are no longer physically separated. As these systems move from single-purpose platforms to multi-purpose ones, VPs of automation need to automate converged workloads without disruption to the rest of the data center traffic.

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IT Roles: The New Faces of Network Infrastructure

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    Vice President of Automation

    This role focuses on automating the processes involved in building and managing underlying network infrastructure. By identifying common workflows and determining the best way to automate, vice presidents of automation make networks more agile and scalable. Automation is becoming increasingly important as the onslaught of hyperconverged systems bring storage and compute together on the same hardware, so storage and compute workloads are no longer physically separated. As these systems move from single-purpose platforms to multi-purpose ones, VPs of automation need to automate converged workloads without disruption to the rest of the data center traffic.

IT infrastructure is changing. According to IDC, by 2020, more than 30 percent of IT vendors will not exist as we know them today. Why? The next wave of industry transition and growth will involve a rapid movement from third-party applications to cloud IT delivery models. Emerging cloud environments with highly converged storage and compute (virtualized compute and software-defined storage) and dynamic run-time defined workloads will force IT architectures to become more agile and dynamic. Siloed and monolithic approaches to delivering storage, compute and network resources will be replaced by integrated and elastic infrastructure and services consumption models. The next generation of cloud-based architecture will enable rapid scaling of storage and compute, and will be agile, automated and programmable.

The newfound emphasis on tools and service integration is shaping a new crop of industry professionals — the actual faces behind the IT infrastructure. These individuals keep the lights on behind the scenes and ensure their organizations remain competitive by keeping pace with the constant stream of changes in their industry.

In this slideshow, Plexxi has identified new roles that are emerging to meet the changing landscape of IT.