The goal of a sysadminJanuary 13, 2021 | Philosophy
Providing infrastructure, including IaC with high availabillity and single point of failure in consideration. Help developers containerize and deploy their code. Make sure the organisation is compliant with any legislation (as GDPR). Make use of, and implement encryption, where ever nessesary. Diversify, Segregate, Hash, Backup and implement the Priciple of Least Priviledged in your infrastructure.
There are two sides to a being a sysadmin: Behind the scenes and in front of the scene!
- In front: Help employees sending emails with CC recipients, push an update button for them or try to understand why their home-network might be slow, while you keep a happy smile on. (even thou you know way more important stuff is waiting)
- Behind the scene: Moving cloud infratructure into hybrid/semi-managed control planes to save 95% of the company's cost on infratructure. Defend the company against 250000 hourly attacks, on the servers. Sitting in front of the screen at 3 o'clock in the night to try and get a service up and running before people meet in to work.
You may get credit for the first and get bashed for the latter. But, both seems to be expected of a sysadmin.