The notion of computing in the cloud naturally attracts the interest of developers but a number of IT Pros see it as a threat. In a lot of cases the core skills transfer directly to cloud technologies but some IT Pros might want to develop new skills to meet the demand of the new set of roles that are emerging. There is a de-emphasis on patching, upgrading and general service management and a greater emphasis on monitoring and integration with the core on-premises infrastructure plus a greater understanding of virtualisation and hybrid clouds.

A new white paper on cloud skills might be of help.

 

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