The Green Grid Association is a 501(c)(6) non-profit, open industry consortium of information and communications technology (ICT) industry end users, policy makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve IT and data center resource efficiency around the world.
The Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems, a National Science Foundation Industry/University Cooperative Research Center (I/UCRC), works in partnership with government, industry and academia to develop systematic methodologies for efficiently operating electronic systems, including data centers, by controlling resources and managing workloads to achieve optimal energy consumption.
In partnership with academic and industry partners, including 7×24 Carolinas, Cleveland Community College is leading the development of a Mission Critical Operations pathway that leads to certificates, diplomas, an Associate in Applied Science degree and beyond. The National Consortium for Mission Critical Operations (NCMCO) is the name of a new project being funded with over $23 million by a U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration grant. The NCMCO will develop a career pathway to address demand for a mission-critical workforce able to anticipate, prevent, mitigate, and respond to mission-critical breaches. This includes everything from cybersecurity, infrastructure maintenance, communications, emergency operations and any factor of a system including equipment, process, procedure, or software whose failure will result in the failure of a business operation. For more information, visit www.ncmco.us.
See results from a salary survey of Building Operating Management subscribers and other facility professionals. The survey shows that median salaries for data center facility managers range from $75,000 to $100,000, while facility managers whose responsibilities go well beyond data centers have a median range of $70,000 to $92,000.
Data Center Frontier charts the future of data centers and cloud computing. We write about what’s next for the Internet, and the innovations that will take us there. The data center is our prism. We tell the story of the digital economy through the facilities that power the cloud and the people who build them. In writing about data centers and thought leaders, we explain the importance of how and where these facilities are built, how they are powered, and their impact on the Internet and the communities around them.
The magazine portal that provides resources and information that are essential to the data center industry. We present significant data center information that is helpful for systems deployment and operation. The Data Center Journal specifically focuses on the three important areas of a successful data center: Facilities, Design, and Information Technology.
Mission Critical serves data center and mission-critical facility professionals. Our popular print edition (publishing six times annually) and associated Web site provide practical solutions to all manner of issues facing the data center designer, manager, owner and operator. This includes rising energy costs, increasing heat loads, emergency backup solutions, security, cable management, virtualization and disaster recovery.