Virtualization: A Marketable Skill in a Tight Job Market

The topic of tech education in the U.S. has become a national priority like never before. Late last year, President Obama called for more tech education to support everything from the country’s economic growth to national security. Recently, 17 Silicon Valley tech companies — including Intel, Cisco and Google — pledged to hire 10,500 U.S. college graduates in 2010, which is double the number hired last year. The companies promised to “bet on America’s next generation of innovators.”

In spite of this pledge, the tech job market remains extremely competitive. So, with a growing number of potential technology students and a still-tight job market, where should you focus your continuous learning efforts? An emerging technology, virtualization is still considered a niche and plays a great part in supporting green IT efforts. To help ensure their success and differentiate themselves, students are taking it upon themselves to become trained and certified in desktop and server virtualization; both are key focus areas given the changing computing needs within many organizations today.

Benefits of Desktop and Server Virtualization
“Many organizations are looking to virtualization to help reduce infrastructure costs and the maintenance requirements — in terms of people, hardware and software — needed just to run their business,” said Julieann Scalisi, managing director of education for Citrix Systems Inc.

A key benefit of virtualization is that software is abstracted from the underlying hardware, allowing multiple operating systems to run simultaneously on a machine. With server virtualization, one physical…



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