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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 Ways to Deploy Edge Capacity for Data Center Leaders
    This is the first entry in a four-part Data Center Frontier special report series that explores edge computing from a data center perspective. This post serves as an introduction to why data center leaders are looking for new ways to deploy edge capacity for their facilities. 
    Bill Kleyman
  • State of the European Data Center Market
    In this edition of Voices of the Industry, Eric Boonstra, VP & GM of Iron Mountain Data Centers Western Europe explores how the European data center market is evolving and poised for future growth.
    Voices of the Industry
  • Sale-Leaseback Emerges as a Portfolio Building Strategy
    A growing number of providers using sale-leaseback deals to build national data center portfolios, acquiring underutilized enterprise facilities and converting them to multi-tenant operations.
    Rich Miller
  • Achieving Sustainability through Flexibility in the Data Center
    In this week’s Voices of the Industry column,  Marc Cram, Director of Sales for Server Technology, discusses how PDUs and advancements in the PDU market is helping address the need for reusability and sustainability in the data center. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • Life After Infomart: A New Player Joins the Data Center Boom
    New CEO Brian Cox will lead a relaunch and rebranding of the wholesale data center business of Infomart Data Centers, which was acquired by IPI Data Center Investors.
    Rich Miller
  • 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
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

@ 1547 Critical Systems Realty, Orangeburg, NY

DCD Colo+Cloud Dallas

@Hyatt Regency Dallas, Dallas

7x24 Exchange DelVal Meeting at Flexential

@ Flexential Data Center, Collegeville, PA

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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