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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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RSS Data Center Frontier
  • As Rack Densities Rise, Liquid Cooling Specialists Begin to See Gains
    Rack densities are beginning to rise, and some companies specializing in liquid cooling for the data center industry are investing in growth. Others see more potential in the fast-growing esports market.
    Rich Miller
  • Making Sense of It All: What Migrating Workloads Really Means
    With cloud computing growing in popularity, as the amount of big data continues to explode, efficient data and workload migration is becoming more critical to success and staying competitive across a variety of marketplaces. A new white paper from Digital Realty focuses on best practices for workload migration, which can get complex quickly, and what […]
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • What Mary Meeker Predicts About the Future of Data Centers
    Many of the key trends highlighted by venture capitalist Mary Meeker in her Internet Trends report will boost demand for data centers and cloud computing.
    Rich Miller
  • Facets of the Edge: The Raspberry Pi as an Edge AI Device
    Edge applications will require new thinking, and efficient use of resources. We kick off our "Facets of the Edge" series with a look at how SWIM.AI uses lightweight hardware to power edge AI for real-time traffic management.
    Rich Miller
  • Aligned Energy Looks to Innovate in Data Center Supply Chain
    With the backing of Macquarie Infrastructure Partners, Aligned sees an opportunity to work with hyperscale tenants in new ways, and innovate in data center sustainability and construction.
    Rich Miller
  • Workplace HSE Solutions Designed to Ramp Up Compliance & Productivity
    It might seem obvious that maintaining a safe and healthy work environment is a crucial responsibility for any employer. But who makes sure that the health, safety and environment, policy is enforced? That question is posed in a new white paper from Stream Data Centers. Download the report today to explore the different elements of […]
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • What You Don’t Know About Your Health & Safety Program Could Hurt You
    Maintaining a safe and healthy work environment is a crucial responsibility of employers, and most companies have a health and safety policy to prevent injuries and illnesses at work. An experienced HSE consultant can bring clarity to your program, providing 360 degrees of health and safety assurance.
    Voices of the Industry
  • The Data Center Dividend: Tax Revenue Surges in Loudoun County
    Tax revenues have surged in Loudoun County, Virginia, boosted by taxes from the growing data center cluster in Ashburn's Data Center Alley. The windfall highlights the potential for data centers as engines for economic development.
    Rich Miller
  • Frontier Spotlight: The Top 10 Data Center Stories for May 2019
    May's data center headlines featured big news  in Data Center Alley from Digital Realty, as well as a move from Flexential into Atlanta's "Transaction Alley." Top stories for the month on Data Center Frontier also broke down trends like the arrival of AI startups, rethinking redundancy and the rise of data-driven M&A. 
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • Google Outage Sharpens Focus on Cloud Network Reliability
    When Google has an outage, it's often due to network problems, as was the case Sunday. A look at the growing role of the network in data center and cloud uptime.
    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.

05-20-2019
AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter Annual Data Center Golf Classic

@ Canoe Brook Country Club, Short Hills http://www.golftournamentconsultant.com/AFCOM/

05-21-2019
7X24 Exchange DC Chapter Meeting Sponsored by WIMCO

@ Digital Realty, Ashburn, VA https://www.7x24dc.org/event-3353606//

05-23-2019
CAPRE’S Fourth Annual Canadian Data Centre & Cloud Infrastructure Summit
05-29-2019
DICE East '19
06-02-2019
7x24 Exchange International Spring Conference 2019

@ Boca Raton Resort & Club Boca Raton, FL https://www.7x24exchange.org/conferences/a>

06-04-2019
Datacloud Global Congress & Awards 2019 - Monaco, Europe

@ The Grimaldi Forum, Monaco http://www.datacloudcongress.com//

06-13-2019
DICE Local Denver
06-23-2019
International Telecoms Week

@ Hyatt Regency, Atlanta GA https://www.internationaltelecomsweek.com//

06-24-2019
7X24 Exchange Metro New York Annual Golf Outing
06-27-2019
DICE South '19
07-01-2019
AFCOM Potomac Chapter Annual Golf Outing
07-11-2019
Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Conference – San Francisco

@ San Francisco Marriott Marquis http://dcd.events/conferences/san-francisco/

07-12-2019
IMasons Local Edition – San Francisco
07-24-2019
DICE NORTHEAST '19
08-08-2019
7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter Summer Meeting

@ Hyatt Place, Charleston, SC http://7x24carolinas.org//

09-16-2019
9TH Annual Golf Tournament - 7x24 Exchange DC Chapter

@ The Golf Club Lansdowne, Leesburg VA https://www.7x24dc.org/event-3323019/Registration//

09-24-2019
Critical Facilities Summit
09-24-2019
4th Annual DC / AC - Data Center Austin Conference

@ Brazos Hall, Austin TX https://www.dcac-live.com//

10-11-2019
7x24 Exchange Atlanta Chapter - 2019 Fall Meeting
10-22-2019
5th Annual Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Dallas

@ Fairmont Dallas, Dallas, TX https://dcd.events/conferences/dallas//

10-27-2019
7x24 Exchange Fall Conference
11-06-2019
Edge USA Conference 2019 - Edge as a Service

@ Fair Market, Austin TX http://www.edgecongress.com/america//

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