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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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  • Cloud Data Centers Are Coming to the Suburbs
    More huge data centers are coming to the suburbs of major American cities, shifting servers closer to consumers in places like Dallas, Chicago, Atlanta and Phoenix.
    Rich Miller
  • Energy Storage: Lead Acid Versus Lithium-Ion Batteries
    This is the first entry in a four-part Data Center Frontier Special Report Series, in partnership with Liion, that explores the future of lithium-ion batteries and their impact on energy storage. This entry offers a comparison of the capabilities and characteristics of lead acid versus lithium-ion batteries. 
    Robert Lindsay
  • Phoenix Data Center Growth Accelerated by Surge in Leasing
    This Data Center Frontier Special Report series explores how Phoenix has become one of the most dynamic data center growth markets in the U.S., with a surge in leasing in the past two years, including major deals featuring hyperscale cloud companies.
    Rich Miller
  • Data Center Job Spotlight: Data Center Facility Manager
    This month's Data Center Job Spotlight highlights two construction project manager jobs, a data center facility manager position, and new openings for electrical engineers, as well.  Opportunities span across some of the largest and fastest growing data center markets, including Northern Virginia, the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Boston and more. 
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • Today’s Changing IT Executive Role
    In this edition of  Voices of the Industry, Charisse Richards, Vice President of IT and  Integration at Iron Mountain Data Centers, explores how digital transformation is reshaping the industry and the role of IT executives. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • CoreSite Gets Go-Ahead for Huge Expansion in Northern Virginia
    CoreSite has gotten the go-ahead to add 100 megawatts of data center capacity to its campus in Northern Virginia, providing expansion capacity in the world's largest cloud computing hub,
    Rich Miller
  • Navigating the Continent: Four Steps to Doing Business in Europe
    In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Norbert Kutter, Director of Global Business Development for Instor, leads readers through the four most important steps to consider when looking to do business in Europe in the data center industry. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • The Power of Scale: Multi-Campus Deals Bring Energy Discounts
    Cloud growth is providing opportunities for the largest data center developers to gain discounts on power pricing from utilities. A look at how Digital Realty is leveraging its scale in the power market.
    Rich Miller
  • Dallas-Fort Worth Data Center Market Draws Outside Businesses
    Demand in the Dallas-Fort Worth data center market often originates from companies with a large presence in the area. However, many companies outside the area evaluating the DFW market find it appealing. A new Data Center Frontier Special Report series, courtesy of RagingWire Data Centers, gives readers a full-picture view of this growing data center […]
    Rich Miller
  • Build-to-Suit Data Centers: The Best Option You Haven’t Considered
    In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Chris Kincaid, Senior Vice President of Design and Construction at Stream Data Centers, explores how build-to-suit data centers may be the answer to your colocation needs. 
    Voices of the Industry
08-16-2018
Capre’s Second Annual Greater Denver Data Center Summit
08-21-2018
CAPRE'S Third Annual Greater Atlanta & Southeast Data Center Summit
08-28-2018
Data Center Investment Conference & Expo (DICE) MIDWEST – Chicago
09-11-2018
Fourth Annual DC / AC Conference

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

09-12-2018
CAPRE'S Sixth Annual Washington DC & Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit
09-17-2018
7X24 Exchange DC Chapter – 8th Annual Golf Tournament

@ The Golf Club at Lansdowne http://www.7x24dc.org/event-2852451/

09-20-2018
7x24 Exchange Delaware Valley Chapter - Fall Conference @ Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem

@ Sands Casino Resort, Bethlehem Pa http://www.7x24exchangedelval.org/event-3015837/

09-24-2018
451 Research - Hosting & Cloud Summit Transformation Summit

@ The Bellagio, Las Vegas https://www.451research-hcts.com//

10-02-2018
CAPRE'S Sixth Annual Texas Data Center Summit
10-14-2018
Critical Facilities Summit – Nashville

@Music City Center, Nashville, TN. Oct 14-16 https://www.criticalfacilitiessummit.com//

10-21-2018
7x24 Fall Conference

@JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix, AZ, Oct 21 – 24 https://www.7x24exchange.org/conferences/future-national-conferences/

10-30-2018
DCD Colo+Cloud Dallas

@Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas http://dcd.events/conferences/colo-cloud

11-15-2018
CAPRE'S Fourth Annual Greater Seattle & Pacific Northwest Data Center Summit
12-03-2018
Gartners Data Center, Infrastructure, and Operations Management Conference

@ Venetian, Las Vegas, NV Dec 3 – 6 https://www.gartner.com/events/na/data-center

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