Virtualisation Market for Jobs and Recruitment
In the latest Worldwide Quarterly Server Virtualisation Tracker, IDC discovered that 19.4 per cent of all new servers shipped in the last quarter of 2010 were virtualised, up from 18.4 per cent for the same quarter a year ago. Worldwide virtualisation software revenue increased 43 per cent from $1.9 billion in 2008 to $2.7 billion in 2009. End user spending for virtualised servers topped $16.8b in 2010
Virtualisation has established itself as a key strategic technology for all businesses. Market acceptance is accelerating. Drivers such as ROI, quick deployment, flexibility, agility and scalability are meaningful and substantial.
The focus today is server virtualization; previously physical or new servers running as 'virtual instances' on a smaller number of physical servers or blades. Virtualization has been around in many different formats for many years. In recent years VMware has driven forward the adoption on commodity x86 hardware. Other players have emerged or are emerging, including powerhouse companies like Microsoft and Citrix as well as smaller vendors like Parallels & RedHat/Qumranet.
Following closely behind server virtualisation is desktop virtualisation; running larger virtual pools of PC's. If you thought server virtualization was a market opportunity then consider this question; how many more PC's than servers are there in the world?
From the desktop to the data centre, virtualization is a business enabler – it gets the right computing to the right people at the right time. Yes virtualization has it's challenges but its impact is penetrating the IT infrastructure market with significance.
There are a number of types of virtualisation for use in many areas of the IT environment:
Hardware Virtualisation: Hardware virtualisation or platform virtualization refers to the creation of a virtual machine that acts like a real computer with an operating system.
Software Virtualisation: Software virtualisation is the virtualisation of applications or computer programs. Software virtualisation involves creating a virtual layer or virtual hard drive space where applications can be installed.
Desktop Virtualisation: Desktop virtualization is the use of virtual machines to let multiple network subscribers maintain individualized desktops on a single, centrally located computer or server. The central machine may be at a residence, business or data center. Users may be geographically scattered but are all connected to the central machine by a proprietary local area network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) or the Internet.
Storage Virtualisation: Storage virtualization is an intelligent "layer" or abstraction that pools storage from multiple storage devices into a common storage pool. Often part of a storage area network (SAN), virtualized storage appears as one device to the server-operating systems and can be centrally managed and provisioned from a single view
Memory Virtualisation: Memory Virtualization introduces a way to decouple memory from the processor, and, from the server to provide a shared, distributed or networked function. This is not more addressable memory but virtualized memory shared between multiple machines. Memory Virtualization is focused on application performance and has a direct touch point with end users. The CPU actively and directly uses data from memory. On the other hand, storage is the persistent store of data. Storage is static, regardless of whether it is a spinning disk, SSD or RAM disk.
Data Virtualisation: Data virtualization is the process of offering data consumers a data access interface that hides the technical aspects of data stores, such as location, storage structure, API, access language, and storage technology.
Network Virtualisation: Network virtualization is a method of combining the available resources in a network by splitting up the available bandwidth into channels, each of which is independent from the others, and each of which can be assigned (or reassigned) to a particular server or device in real time. Each channel is independently secured. Every subscriber has shared access to all the resources on the network from a single computer.
Virtualisation employers and recruitment in Australia
Virtualisation Vendors such as VMWare, Microsoft, Cirtix, Novell, Oracle
Operators and Service Providers such as Telstra, Optus, Orange Business Systems, BT, Verizon
System Integrators and vendors such as , EMC, NetApp, Hitachi Data Centre HDS, Cisco, Dimension Data, CSC, Data#3, Cloud Solutions Group, Dell, Oracle Sun
Hosting Providers such as Equinix, Global Switch, Fujitsu, AC3, Macquarie Intellicentre, NextDC, Hostworks, MelbourneIT, Ultraserve, Rackspace, Amazon, Harbour MSP
Any corporate, enterprise or Government organisation
Terms used in association with Virtualisation
ACE, AMD-V, Bare metal hypervisor, Binary Translation, Boot Camp virtual machine, Child operating system, Cloning, ESX Server, Console window, COW disk, CPU, File-based disk, Fullscreen mode, Fully virtual, Fusion, Grab, Guest clustering, Guest operating system, Hardware assist, HGFS, Host operating system, Hosted hypervisor, Hyper-V, Hypervisor, Native operating system, Normal virtual machine Oracle VM, Paravirtualization, Parent operating system, Partition, Sandboxing, Single window mode, SMP, Snapshot, Soft ungrab, Synthetic devices, Type 1 hypervisor, Type 2 hypervisor, Unity, .VHD, Virtual appliance, Virtual hardware emulation, Virtual machine (VM), Virtual machine monitor, Virtual switch, VMware Converter, VMware Player, .VMDK, VT, VT-x, vSMP, WSv, XenServer
Typical of jobs we recruit for in Virtualisation
Business Development Manager – Virtualisation & Storage, Data Centre Manager, Virtualisation Engineer, Infrastructure Project Manager – Virtualisation, NOC Engineer, NOC Manager, Data Centre Technician, Solution Architect – Virtulization, Virtualization Implementation Engineer, Professional Services Manager, Services Delivery Manager – Virtualization, Senior Consulting Engineer- Virtualization, Systems Engineer- Virtualization, Practice Manager, Product Manager – Virtualization, Senior Consultant, Virtualisation Architect, Enterprise Account Manager,
Certifications used in Virtualisation jobs
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP4)
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP5)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional vSphere4 – Datacenter Administration(VCAP4 - DA)
- VMware Certified Design Expert vSphere4 (VCDX4)
- VMware Certified Associate (VCA-DT)
- VMware Certified Professional (VCP-DT)
- VMware Certified Advanced Professional (VCAP-DT)
- VMWare Sales Professional (VSP)
- Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
- Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS)
- Citrix Certified Enterprise Engineer for Virtualisation (CCEE)
- Citrix Certified Integration Architect for Virtualisation (CCIA)
Red Hat Virtualization Certification
- Red Hat Certified Virtualisation Administrator (RHCVA)