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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
  • New AI Chips Seek to Reshape Data Center Design, Cooling
    Cerebras Systems has emerged from stealth mode with a wafer-sized chip that completely rethinks the form factor for data center computing. The challenge: Each chip uses 15 kilowatts of power.
    Rich Miller
  • Michael Coleman Joins Aligned Energy as Global Design Lead
    Aligned Energy continues to build its executive team with industry veterans. Michael Coleman, a veteran of leadership posts at Google and Yahoo, has joined Aligned as Global Head of Design and Delivery.
    Rich Miller
  • A Day in the Life of a Colocation Data Center Operator
    Ryan Beebout, GM for Sabey Data Centers, Central Washington, says the team at Sabey's Central Washington facilities start each morning with a "standup meeting." Find out what else is integral to the job, as Beebout walks readers through the day-to-day tasks and routine of a colocation data center operator. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • CyrusOne Shares Jump Amid Takeover Rumors
    Shares of data center developer CyrusOne jumped Friday following media reports that the company has received takeover interest from private investors.
    Rich Miller
  • Data Center Jobs: New Positions in Northern Virginia
    The August data center job spotlight from Data Center Frontier, in partnership with Pkaza Critical Facilities Recruiting, includes three new positions in Northern Virginia, including a data center facility operations director position.
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • Companies see Silicon Valley Data Center Space as ‘Strategic Imperative’
    Silicon Valley has seen consistent activity from large data center users and colocation/cloud operators over the last five years. This post from a new Special Report explores the history and market position of Silicon Valley in the data center market, and why Silicon Valley data center space is top of mind for today's enterprises.
    Rich Miller
  • Utilizing Aggregation to Grow Network Visibility & Long-Term ROI
    Networks continue to grow. And as enterprises need to monitor an expanding number of network segments, or a large distributed network, challenges have arisen. According to a new report from Garland Technology, what these enterprises need is aggregation — which helps institutions secure and monitor their network.
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • The Enterprise IT Migration Gains Momentum, Boosting Data Centers
    Public data center providers reported strong momentum from enterprise customers in the second quarter, as corporations re-align their IT operations.
    Rich Miller
  • AI Startups See Opportunities to Disrupt Medical Imaging
    Startups are investing heavily in new applications for artificial intelligence in medical imaging, in the hope that algorithms can bring new capabilities to diagnoses and patient care.
    Kayla Matthews
  • Frontier Spotlight: The Top 10 Data Center Stories for July 2019
    The top data center news from July included headlines on cloud computing outages, 5G wireless infrastructure, Compass Data Centers, Google, Equinix, Databank and more.
    Sarah Rubenoff
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.

08-08-2019
7x24 Exchange Carolinas Chapter Summer Meeting

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

08-13-2019
Construction, Design, Engineering Evolution & Optimization of Colocation, Hyperscale & Enterprise Data Centers
08-15-2019
CAPRE'S Fourth Annual Greater Atlanta Data Center & Cloud Infrastructure Summit
08-20-2019
DICE South '19
08-20-2019
7x24 Exchange Central VA Chapter Summer Social

@ Vasen Brewing, St, Richmond, VA https://724cvchapter.wildapricot.org/event-3495864″>

08-21-2019
2019 AFCOM Minnesota Membership Drive - Golf Event

@ The Wilds Golf Club, Prior Lake MN https://www.planmygolfevent.com/32583-2019AFCOM-MN//

09-05-2019
DICE LOCAL: TORONTO '19
09-09-2019
CAPRE’S 7th Annual Mid-Atlantic Data Center Summit
09-16-2019
9TH Annual Golf Tournament - 7x24 Exchange DC Chapter

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

09-16-2019
Rewired for Autism - Charity Golf Tournament

@ Rockville Links Club, Rockville Centre, NY http://rewired4autism.com//

09-17-2019
DICE MIDWEST 2019
09-23-2019
451 Research presents Hosting & Cloud Transformation Summit

@ Aria Hotel, Las Vegas https://451research-hcts.com//

09-24-2019
Critical Facilities Summit
09-24-2019
4th Annual DC / AC - Data Center Austin Conference
09-25-2019
BCxA Annual Conference

@ Renaissance Schaumburg Hotel, Schaumburg, IL https://www.bcxa.org/conference/

10-10-2019
Norcal Chapter 7x24 Exchange 10th Annual Golf Tournament

@ The Course at Wente Vineyard, Livermore, CA http://www.7x24exchangenorcal.org/event-3487425//

10-11-2019
7x24 Exchange Atlanta Chapter - 2019 Fall Meeting
10-17-2019
CAPRE’S Seventh Annual Texas Data Center Summit
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//

11-07-2019
Digital Realty presents MarketplaceLive 2019

@ Spring Studios, NY, NY http://www.marketplacelive.com//a>