Staffing

The Rise of the Worker-Friendly Data Center

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Spiral slides, climbing walls and fitness machines? Data centers are designed primarily to house thousands of servers, but the nondescript concrete bunker of the past is giving way to campuses optimized for humans, complete with comfortable offices, conference rooms, theaters and gaming areas. Read More

AFCOM Names Finalists for DC Manager of Year

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AFCOM, the world’s leading data center association, named the 2013 finalists for its annual “Data Center Manager of the Year” award, nominating Tate Cantrell, chief technology officer for Verne Global; Donna Manley, senior IT director, computer operations at the University of Pennsylvania; and David Shaw, senior vice president of IO. Read More

Debra Chrapaty Departs Zynga to Head Nirvanix

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Debra Chrapaty, who has served in infrastructure leadership positions for some of the Internet’s largest players, is now calling the shots for a cloud service provider. Chrapaty is departing Zynga to become the chief executive officer at enterprise cloud storage specialist Nirvanix. Read More

2013: The Year of the Cloud Architect

Looking ahead, more organizations, data center providers and vendors will need cloud data center architects. There already is an increased demand for professionals who are well-versed in multiple disciplines and who can make educated decisions in line with business needs.This demand will only increase as more enterprises implement cloud solutions. Read More

Survey: Injuries Common in the Data Center

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A recent survey reported that 52 percent of participants had been injured while working in a data center and 65 percent were aware of damage caused by dropped equipment in their data center workplace, according to a recent survey by ServerLIFT. Read More