Some companies are getting ready for the future by using new technologies, such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), so that their networks are more secure, speedy, and efficient, making it compulsory for VMware Architects to learn new skills.
VMware has become popular for creating one of the most user-friendly virtualization platforms in VSphere, which is said to have made several organizations save a lot of money. Owing to this, most of the current deployments are taking place in VMware vSphere environments, which is making developers use new technologies like containers, increasing the proportion of workloads that run in public clouds. It is necessary, thus, for network virtualization to expand to offer a complete range of networking as well as security services in emerging environments, besides vSphere. Future VMware Architects should take note of this. They should also keep themselves up-to-date with the latest VMware technologies.
Qualifications and Certifications
Architects should have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology or engineering and experience proportional to the size and scale of the project where they would work. They usually report to a CTO (Chief Technology Officer) or a CIO (Chief Information Officer).
One has to be a VCDX (VMware Certified Design Expert), with experience in Data Center virtualization and cloud computing with the help of VMware’s virtualization software, vSphere. Other certifications that would help them are vRealize Suite, Horizon, and vSAN, among others.
Paysa reveals that an average yearly salary of VMware Architect is $121,735, with the top 10 percent of the people getting more than $158,007. But the mean ranges between $102,175 and $138,012.