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The Shortage of Data Center Talent and Bridging the Gap

The first item to address is the shortage of talented candidates in this industry. The second is the lack of diversity. The third is the lack of direction on how candidates can get into the data center space. You can’t have diversity when there is a shortage of qualified talent. However, you can have diversity

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Advice for Military Transitioning to the Civilian World

As Critical Facilities Recruiting Specialists, we have seen a steady trend of military professionals transitioning into the data center facilities market and making immediate and long-term impacts. The folks we have worked with out of the military include specialists such as Navy Nuclear Electricians, Navy Nuclear Machinist Mates, Air Force Power Production, and Army Power

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Importance of Professional Networking

It’s a tight job market, but the market is also in transition with many colo consolidations. Best way to network in these times are through Professional Organizations when they meet both locally (which is obviously cheaper to attend), or you can go to national events. I find peers asking about which events to attend, so

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  • New Data Center Designs for Hyperscale Cloud and the Enterprise
    In this week’s Voices of the Industry, Bob Woolley, Vice President of Critical Facilities Engineering and Design at RagingWire Data Centers, examines how the data center industry should respond to new design requirements for hyperscale cloud, the enterprise and more. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • RagingWire Makes the Jump to Hyperscale
    RagingWire Data Centers' decision to compete for large hyperscale deals is paying dividends in Northern Virginia, where the company is adding capacity to support recent customer wins.
    Rich Miller
  • HPC Gets Bigger in Texas: 40,000 Servers, Immersed in Coolant
    A new HPC system from DownUnder GeoSolutions will immerse 40,000 servers in liquid coolant at Skybox Datacenters in Houston. The massive system is expected to deliver 250 petaflops of computing power.
    Rich Miller
  • Data Center Job Spotlight: Senior Commissioning Engineer
    Commissioning and construction positions are in high demand in the data center and colocation industries, as the need for new data center space grows at a rapid pace. That's why Data Center Frontier is leading it's October data center job spotlight with a Senior Commissioning Engineer position located in the Los Angeles market.
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • Why Data Centers Are Important for the Retail Industry
    Data centers are vital components of retail operations in the modern world, delivering enhanced customer experiences, both online and off.
    Kayla Matthews
  • Natural Language Processing: The Bridge Between Man and Machine
    Natural language processing (NLP) is a type of artificial intelligence that allows machines to understand meaning behind various speech processes. Bill Kleyman looks at considerations in using NLP in your IT operations.
    Bill Kleyman
  • Leveraging GaN Products – How to Get Started
    This is the final entry in a four-part Data Center Frontier special report series that explores how Gallium Nitride, or GaN, is showing significant benefits for data center equipment refreshes. This post provides a primer for leveraging GaN products in your business, and how to get started improving power efficiency. 
    Bill Kleyman
  • The Advantages of Pre-Engineered Data Center Infrastructure
    In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Steve Clark, Vice President of Data Center Services at Instor Solutions, explores the advantages of pre-engineered data center infrastructure. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • Dallas Data Center Market One of Largest, Most Active in U.S.
    The Dallas data center market is the third largest in the country. Data Center Frontier looks at data center supply and demand, and the factors that are driving a building boom in Dallas / Fort Worth.
    Rich Miller
  • QTS Comes Online in Ashburn, With a Big Building and Bigger Ambitions
    QTS Data Centers has opened its first company-built facility in Ashburn, Virginia. But it's already laying the groundwork for up to 215 megawatts of future capacity.
    Rich Miller
The Fourth Annual DC / AC Conference

@ Brazos Hall – Austin, TX.

451 Research - Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit

@ The Bellagio, Las Vegas Sept. 24-26

AFCOM Chapter Meetings List - October 2018
CAPRE'S Sixth Annual Texas Data Center Summit
8th Annual Technical Summit - 7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter

@ NASCAR Hall of Fame – Charlotte, N.C. https://

7X24 Exchange Texas South Chapter - 2018 Charity Golf Tournament
CAPRE’S Seventh Annual Southwest Data Center Summit: The Telecom Evolution
AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter October Meeting
Critical Facilities Summit – Nashville

@Music City Center, Nashville, TN. Oct 14-16

7x24 Exchange 2018 Fall Conference - Phoenix AZ.

@ JW Marriott Desert Ridge Phoenix, AZ.

Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) – New Jersey Data Centers
DCD Colo+Cloud Dallas

@Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas

CAPRE'S Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit
Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) – WEST
Gartners Data Center, Infrastructure, and Operations Management Conference

@ Venetian, Las Vegas, NV Dec 3 – 6

2018 Annual 7x24 Exchange Metro NY Member Holiday Party

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