In our previous blog post, we addressed one of the big buzz phrases in Information Technology: “Big Data.”

In this blog post, we have yet another such phrase: the “Cloud.” In fact, we’re going even a step further than that, to the heights of the “Hybrid Cloud.”

According to, the “Hybrid Cloud is a cloud-computing environment that uses a mix of on-premises, private cloud and third-party, public cloud services with orchestration between the two platforms. By allowing workloads to move between private and public clouds as computing needs and costs change, Hybrid Cloud gives businesses greater flexibility and more data deployment options.”

Greater flexibility and more data deployment options? Sounds like companies would be scrambling to make this a reality. Not surprisingly, that’s exactly what they’re doing.

The problem is that they can’t find the talent necessary to make it happen. And if they are able to make it happen, it’s not to a satisfactory level.

Just like Big Data has evolved into “Fast Data” and “Smart Data,” the “Cloud” has evolved into the “Hybrid Cloud,” and it has happened rather quickly. At the very least, it’s happened quickly enough that organizations are finding it difficult to keep up.

Many times, when it comes to complex technological issues, upper management has no idea exactly what is needed. That’s why they’re motivated to hire the right candidates, those people with the expertise to address these issues and get the job done.

However, what if not only upper management has no idea what exactly is needed and the people they hire don’t have much of an idea, either? Then you have a potentially disastrous situation.

That’s exactly the danger that exists right now with the Hybrid Cloud. The majority of IT administrators have “the chops” to handle typical Cloud issues with regularity. These issues include the following, among others:

  • Storage
  • Hosting
  • Security
  • Mobile communication

However, as you can see by the definition above, the Hybrid Cloud involves a greater degree of complexity across both public and private clouds. Unfortunately, the speed with which the Hybrid Cloud has evolved has meant that administrators with enough expertise to manage the Hybrid Cloud are scarce.

So while companies are investing in training and certification to “grow up” the administrators they already have, they really want to hire “rockstar candidates” who possess the skills, experience, and expertise to implement what they need and make adjustments when necessary . . . not when it’s already too late.

If you’re looking to stand out from the crowd (and land a job with plenty in the way of salary, benefits, and perks), then become an expert in the Hybrid Cloud. This type of expertise is extremely valuable in the IT field right now. Organizations want this type of expertise, and they’re willing to pay for it.

If you’re in the midst of a job search or you’re ready to start one, then contact The Doepker Group!

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By | 2017-06-14T17:40:32+00:00 May 11th, 2016|Career, Job Seeker, Tasks and Skills|0 Comments