Azure Stack is an extension of Azure, bringing the agility and fast-paced innovation of cloud computing to on-premises environments. With the great power of Azure in your own datacenter, comes the responsibility of operating the cloud – Azure Stack.
At the Microsoft 2016 Ignite conference, we announced a set of Modern IT Pro job roles for the cloud era and resources to help organizations to transition to cloud. This year, with a more focused effort in accelerating customer’s readiness for Azure, we’ve published a set of Azure Learning Paths for Azure Administrator, Azure Solution Architect, Node.js Developer on Azure, and .NET Developer on Azure. Associated with each learning path, there is also a set of free online-based self-paced courses to assist you quickly pick up the skills you need to make an impact on the chosen job function.
With the introduction of Azure Stack, we’re adding a new Azure job role – Azure Stack Operator. This is the role who will manage the physical infrastructure of Azure Stack environments. Unlike Azure, where the operators of the cloud environment are Microsoft employees, in Azure Stack, organizations will need to have people with the right skills to run and operate their cloud environment. If you haven’t yet, read the Operating Azure Stack blog post to see what tasks this new role will need to master.