DatacenterDynamics and Power Management Concepts have joined together in the creation of DCProfessional Development (DCPro), a new company launched to provide online and classroom learning modules to fill a skills shortage in the data center industry.
"Over 75 percent of data center downtime is caused by human error, yet this industry has neither a structured system for training engineers and technicians nor an independent body to authenticate credentials," said George Rockett, co-founder of DatacenterDynamics and DCProfessional Development. "DCProfessional Development is launched to fill this gap by providing a comprehensive range of training courses. Through DCPro, candidates can gain a working knowledge of design and operation disciplines for today’s critical facilities."
"DC Pro experiential learning programmes will help build insight and understanding of data center issues so that a more holistic approach can be taken," said Peter Curtis, President and CEO of DCProfessional Development. "This is especially vital at a time when data center density and complexity is increasing almost exponentially, and automation and the use of DCIM (Data Center Infrastructure Management) and DCFM (Data Center Facilities Management) software are quickly growing. Globally there is a need for a generation of engineers who not only know the theory of solid data center design and operations principles, but who also have a good grasp of what goes on in practice."
See the DCProfessional web site for more information.