Looking Ahead: SysAdmins in 2025

This year has changed the way we work—from our roles and responsibilities to the way we interact and socialize with others. Responsibilities in IT were already shifting with instances of data center/IT role convergence on the rise. The SolarWindsRegistered 2020 IT Trends Report: The Universal Language of IT revealed security and application management are more frequently becoming part of day-to-day tasks. However, the pandemic has served to accelerate this shift. In 2020, we’ve been forced to adapt faster than ever before, and the growing remote workforce has complicated—and extended—the roles of IT pros even further.

With SysAdmin Day just around the corner on Friday, July 31, what do you think the SysAdmins will look like in 2025? We want to hear about your experiences over the course of your time as a SysAdmin and in recent months, and your perception of how SysAdmins have been impacted. What do you think the SysAdmin role will look like in the future—will SysAdmins become “Tech Generalists?” Will responsibilities change? If so, how? What do you think the new SysAdmin “normal” will look like, and how should we think about preparing for these changes?  

Share your thoughts by July 29 and we’ll put 250 THWACKRegistered points in your account.

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  • Administration is subject to constant changes. The applications. the users, the business, How, What and Where is ever changing. Yet the process of understanding how a system works remains the same. Keeping a system operating within an acceptable range of operational parameters will likely continue to be the primary objective. Staying up with the evolution of changes while trying to keep every ball in the air that you are responsible for. If you have successfully adapted to the world of operations in 2020, it should be a pie of cake for you in 2025. 

  • However in future due to automation and cloud technology the workload for sysadmin will reduce and so the sysadmin have to enhance the skill to cope up with new technology

  • I would love to see the breakdown of silos and self interests, cross-skilling accepted as the norm, 100% working from home with properly equipped home offices and occasional physical get-togethers, 

    In reality I expect to see more SaaS, more load on sysadms because of the ever increasing diversity of the "best way" and a continued fight to migrate from the previous "best ways".

    And monitoring will continue to expand & finally be recognised as a discipline in its own right.

  • SysAdmin's are going to be masters of scripting in multiple formats.