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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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  • AWS Plans Massive Expansion of its Northern Virginia Cloud Cluster
    Amazon Web Services is continuing to expand in Northern Virginia, including a massive data center campus just south of Dulles Airport, which could add up to 2.5 million square feet of cloud computing capacity.
    Rich Miller
  • Fast-Tracking the Digital Future
    Tim Shaheen, Executive Vice President  of Strategy & Development at Aligned, explores what's required to bring us into the next chapter of our digital future. 
    Voices of the Industry
  • Data Bytes: Cloud CapEx, PUE Trends, HPC Spending, Servers on the Edge
    Data Bytes is our new weekly roundup of research and analysis on data centers and cloud computing. This week: New data on cloud investment by hyperscalers, latest trends in PUE, HPC spending pauses for COVID-19, and projections on edge server growth.
    Rich Miller
  • The Top 10 Data Center Stories for July 2020
    This summer has been an extraordinarily busy time for the data center sector, a fact that has been reflected in record traffic to Data Center Frontier.  Here's a look at the 10 most popular stories on DCF in July 2020
    Rich Miller
  • Google and the Subsea Cable Revolution
    Data Center Frontier Show host Rich Miller looks at how cloud growth is reshaping how data travels around the globe, using Google's Grace Hopper Cable to illustrate key trends in subsea cables.
    Rich Miller
  • DartPoints Maps Regional Strategy for Edge Computing Growth
    With a new capital partner and CEO, DartPoints says it is ready to move ahead with a deployment of a regional network of edge colocation centers, and may also seek to grow through acquisitions.
    Rich Miller
  • IoT, Smart Cites Require ‘Intelligent Power’
    In the new industry brief, "5G, Smart Cities, and Edge: The IOT in Our Lives," Server Technology discusses the IoT, its relationship to Smart Cities and 5G wireless, and how IoT, Smart Cities, and 5G will require remotely managed intelligent power to deliver on the promises of better information and control, resulting in improved lifestyles and greater efficiency.
    Sarah Rubenoff
  • Microsoft Runs Azure Servers Using Hydrogen Fuel Cells as Diesel Alternative
    Microsoft has successfully tested the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power its data center servers, a first step toward adopting new technologies to eliminate the use of diesel fuel in its emergency power systems
    Rich Miller
  • Building the Data Center of the Future
    Like most industries, the data center industry has evolved, especially in recent years. While basic data center design hasn’t changed much, some aspects of it have greatly improved. Alex Sharp, Global Head of Design and Construction at Iron Mountain, takes a look at data centers of the future.  
    Voices of the Industry
  • Switch Will Use Tesla Megapacks for Hyperscale Energy Storage
    Switch will use new large-scale energy storage technology from Tesla to boost its use of solar energy for its data center campuses in Las Vegas and Reno. Each Tesla Megapack provides up to 3 megawatts of energy storage.
    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.

07-21-2020
DCD Virtual Conference - Critical Power / Powering Data Centers
07-23-2020
7x24 Exchange Lake Michigan Region - Data Center Design & Construction in the Covid Era
07-28-2020
DCD Virtual Conference - Control & Automate Mission Critical Operations
07-29-2020
CAPRE’s Capital Flows in Data Centers & Digital Infrastructure
08-04-2020
Keeping IT Cool - DCD Virtual Conference
08-05-2020
2020 Greater MN AFCOM Chapter Golf & Fundraising Event
08-06-2020
BISNOW Webinar - Prepare Your Data Center - Next Generation of Disruptive Technologies

@ Virtual Conference https://tinyurl.com/y6gpbetb/

08-06-2020
NORCAL AFCOM: DISRUPTED 2020 - INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVES
08-11-2020
AFCOM DFW Chapter Virtual Meeting - State of the Data Center Market by Cushman-Wakefield
08-17-2020
7x24 Metro New York Annual Golf Outing
08-20-2020
7x24 Exchange Rocky Mountain Chapter - 2020 Golf Tournament
08-24-2020
AFCOM Data Center World 2020 - Virtual Conference
08-31-2020
AFCOM North Carolina Chapter - Golf Event and Fund Raiser
09-01-2020
DCD New York 2020 - Data Center Dynamics Virtual Conference
09-03-2020
7x24 Central Virginia Chapter - Annual Golf Tournament

@ Williamsburg National Golf Club, VA https://724cvchapter.wildapricot.org//

09-14-2020
Critical Facilities Connect - Conference
09-15-2020
DC / AC - "Data Center Anti-Conference"
09-17-2020
7x24 Exchange Atlanta Chapter - 18th Annual Golf Tournament
09-28-2020
7x24 Exchange DC Chapter - 10th Annual Golf Tournament

@ The Golf Club at Lansdowne https://www.7x24dc.org/event-3856165/

10-14-2020
Data Center Dynamics San Francisco - Virtual Conference
10-19-2020
7x24 Exchange Lone Star Chapter - 2020 Golf Tournament

@ Fox Hollow, Lakewood, CO. http://www.7x24lonestar.org/events//

10-21-2020
AFCOM NYC/NJ Metro Chapter - Annual Golf Classic
10-25-2020
7x24 Exchange International - Fall Conference

@ JW Marriott Desert Ridge, Phoenix AZ https://www.7x24exchange.org/conferences/

11-02-2020
Potomac Chapter of AFCOM - Annual Golf Tournament

@ Chantilly National Golf Club, https://potomacafcom.webstarts.com//

11-06-2020
7x24 Exchange Atlanta Chapter - Sporting Clay Fundraiser
12-01-2020
Data Center Dynamics (DCD) Virginia - Virtual Conference
12-02-2020
7x24 Metro New York Annual Holiday Party
12-03-2020
7x24 Exchange Texas South Holiday Social

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