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Passive Job Search, Critical Facility, Data Center Engineering, Construction, Operations Jobs

The Passive Job Search – Dip Your Toe in the Job Market

The ideal situation is to be happy with your job and how you make a living.  Let’s be honest, at some level, none of us like change. In the perfect world, we enjoy what we do for a living, we like the people we work with and the compensation, benefits and job security that come

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Data Center Talent at Pkaza

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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Military Professionals in Data Center and Critical Facility Industries

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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Data Center Construction Projects at Pkaza Critical Facilities Recruiting

Data Center Construction Projects – Experienced Pros in High Demand

Data Center Construction Projects – Experienced Pros in High Demand Anyone with their pulse on the data center market knows not a week goes by without an announcement about some new data center building project. The titans of tech continue their hyper scale site buildouts all across the country. In addition, there are Data Center

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Importance of Professional Networking at Pkaza Critical Facilities Recruiting

Importance of Professional Networking

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 often find peers asking about

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  • Dominion Energy Adds Solar Power for Facebook Data Centers
    Dominion Energy will add six new solar power facilities to provide 350 MW of renewable energy for Facebook data centers. The new supply helps address the concerns raised by Greenpeace about the pace of Dominion's renewable energy program.
    Rich Miller
  • Creating a More Customer-Focused Data Center Strategy
    A new white paper from Digital Realty implores businesses to take a look at how small details of how their enterprise operates can "ultimately impact a customer relationship." The new report outlines how growing markets are impacting data center strategies, and ultimately, how the customer is at he heart of the data center evolution.
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • Denver Data Center Demand Tied to Local Tech Startups
    Demand in Denver typically comes from within the region or from West Coast centers looking for DR locations as businesses shift from enterprise or on-premise infrastructure to third-party data centers. A new Data Center Frontier special report reviews the Denver Data Center Market, demand in which is bring driven by local tech startups.
    Rich Miller
  • Iron Mountain Brings Green Power to Its Colocation Customers
    On Earth Day 2019, data center providers have new tools to make renewable power accessible to customers in multi-tenant data centers. Iron Mountain's Green Power Program is the first offering based on new carbon accounting guidelines from the Future of Internet Power collaboration.
    Rich Miller
  • The Promise of 5G: Accelerating IoT and Artificial Intelligence at the Edge of the Network
    The micro-edge will be networked not just with local resources, but with data centers and cloud facilities around the world. Martin Olsen, Vice President, Global Edge and Integrated Solutions at Vertiv, outlines how 5G and edge computing is contributing to IoT and AI advancement. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • A Call for Flexibility and Versatility in The Data Center
    The best tools are those that excel at what they are designed for, and those that are flexible enough to accommodate the occasional misapplication for something other than their intended purpose. Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology gives the case for flexible and versatile data centers and the tools that support them.
    Voices of the Industry
  • Northern Virginia Data Center Market: The Focal Point for Cloud Growth
    The Northern Virginia data center market is seeing a surge in supply and an even bigger surge in demand. Data Center Frontier explores trends, stats and future expectations for the No. 1 data center market in the country.
    Rich Miller
  • Data Center Jobs: Commissioning Engineer Opportunities Nationwide
    The April Data Center Job Spotlight highlights two opportunities in Canada — a sign of a market that "is really heating" up. Readers in the market for their next data center position will also find opportunities in California, Virginia, Colorado and Georgia.
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • Where Fields Become Clouds: The CyrusOne Approach to Speed and Scale
    The growth of the CyrusOne Phoenix campus demonstrates why the company has been a pioneer in the rapid growth of the data center industry, advancing new ways of building at speed and scale. Its next phase of growth will target European markets.
    Rich Miller
  • Denver Emerges as Fiber-Rich Regional Colocation Hub
    A new Data Center Frontier special report reviews the Denver Data Center Market, a prime example of a “second tier” digital hub driven by demand from local businesses with growing requirements for data center space.
    Rich Miller
Data Center Training Programs, Data Center Career Opportunities

Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO)

The Certified Mission Critical Operator program was created to meet the growing need for qualified operators to maintain today’s complex data centers. Experienced Mission Critical Operators from major corporations created the blueprint via a grant from the US Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. For excellence in operating a Mission Critical data center, you can count on a Certified Mission Critical Operator (CMCO).

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DCPRO Mission Critical Training

DCPRO is a wholly owned subsidiary of DatacenterDynamics, the industry's most influential media and events brand. DC Professional Ltd. was formed in 2011 to service the professional development needs of the rapidly evolving mission critical IT infrastructure industry. They have provided classroom training to more than 12,000 students around the world - in many languages - through its network of expert instructors, and has delivered more than 15,000 modules of online training.

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Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute aligns their data center education and training programs along three tracks, focused on data center design, management and operations. Uptime Institute teaches courses in over 30 cities worldwide, providing you a convenient opportunity to join an alumni network of over 3000 graduates around the world and take your data center education to the next level. Uptime Institute has earned CPD Accreditation through The CPD Standards Office. Taking Uptime Institute Accredited Training Courses qualifies as continuing education credits.

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Marist College Institute for Data Center Professionals

The Marist College Institute for Data Center Professionals (IDCP) was founded in 2004 with support and funding from the National Science Foundation. In partnership with professional, industry and governmental organizations, the IDCP has been providing individuals and corporate teams with skills-based education and credentialing supporting the data center and enterprise computing environments of the future.

7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter - 2019 Golf Tournament

@Cabarrus Country Club, Concord, NC

CAPRE’S 7th Annual Texas Data Center Summit
17th Annual Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Conference – New York City

@ New York Marriott Marquis, NYC

IMasons Local Edition – New York
CX Energy 2019 Conference and Expo

@ Caribe Royale, Orlando

7X24 Exchange Metro New York Presents: The Evolution Of Mission Critical Control Systems
CAPRE’S 8th Annual Greater New York Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit
AFCOM Potomac April Chapter Meeting
Infrastrucuture Masons Leadership Summit - California
DICE Southwest - Data Center Conference & Expo
7x24 Exchange Central VA - Spring Charity Golf Tournament

@ Williamsburg National Golf Club, Williamsburg, VA

7x24 Exchange Atlanta Chapter – 2019 Summer Meeting
CAPRE'S Carolinas Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit
AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter Annual Data Center Golf Classic

@ Canoe Brook Country Club, Short Hills

7X24 Exchange DC Chapter Meeting Sponsored by WIMCO

@ Digital Realty, Ashburn, VA

CAPRE’S Fourth Annual Canadian Data Centre & Cloud Infrastructure Summit
DICE East '19
7x24 Exchange International Spring Conference 2019

@ Boca Raton Resort & Club, Boca Raton, FL>

International Telecoms Week

@ Hyatt Regency, Atlanta GA

AFCOM Potomac Chapter Annual Golf Outing
Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Conference – San Francisco

@ San Francisco Marriott Marquis

IMasons Local Edition – San Francisco
Critical Facilities Summit
4th Annual DC / AC - Data Center Austin Conference

@ Brazos Hall, Austin TX

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