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5 Reasons to Learn VMware

by Raju Woodward
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Published on September 18, 2014

Virtualization is one of the fastest-growing areas of IT. Why? Because it helps streamline operations, which saves time, money, and space. VMware's vSphere platform is an industry leader. Here are five reasons you should start learning VMware technology, courtesy of CBT Nuggets trainer and virtualization pro, Keith Barker.

Everything is changing. Virtualization solutions are being implemented to use less hardware and save on power — and, through automation, perform tasks such as rolling out new servers in minutes instead of hours. Virtualization is affecting everything.  If you are not on board the boat, you might be sinking in the water.

VMware is one of the biggest vendors in virtualization. VMware's vSphere is a proven and reliable virtualization platform, which is used by hundreds of thousands of customers. If you're going to play ball, you should be affiliated with a winning team. VMware is a winning team.

The demand for VMware skills is highLearning skills that are in demand is a win/win scenario. VMware skills will leverage your existing experience with networking and/or servers, and build on that as you implement and manage virtualized environments.

You'll benefit from testing and snapshots. The opportunity to take a snapshot in time, and revert back to that snapshot (especially in a test or lab environment), is extremely valuable. VMware products allow snapshots that can facilitate rapid testing and rollbacks.

It offers Fault Tolerance (FT) and High Availability (HA). Critical systems that need to be up all the time can use high availability features that VMware offers.  Having the skills to implement and verify these solutions are important skills that employers need.

Ready to begin your VMware learning journey? Start watching Keith's "VMware vSphere 5.5 VCP5-DCV" course today!

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