Today’s IT administrators and engineers are often pushed to do more and more, with less time and even less training. There is now an ever increasing trend towards admins having to posses a wider variety of skills. The disparate disciplines of network, storage and compute are becoming more of a necessary combined skill set for todays cloud and virtualisation bods. In pretty much the same way that there’s probably only 3 crew members who fully understand how the USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) works, now it’s becoming the same in the world of IT.
This brings me onto the subject of load balancers. When I was in Barcelona for the VMworld 2014 event, I stopped by the Kemp stand to have a look at their latest offerings. (Click here to read the full review by Graham F. French of The Naked Cloud Guy.)