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Data Centers Need More Highly-Skilled, Versatile Workers

The global data center market is expected to be worth $14 billion by 2022 — it was valued at about $6 billion in 2016 — with no chance of slowing down anytime soon. Automation, Internet of Things devices, and machine learning systems are rapidly changing normal data center operations, making it difficult to predict what the industry will be like in the long-term. Because of this rapid growth and innovation, there is a high demand for data center engineers that are highly trained and have a variety of skills — skills that are beyond the industry norm. Read More

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Getting to the Root of the Problem: Microsoft Explores Server Rack-Mounted Fuel Cell Power

One of the biggest problems facing data centers is providing sufficient affordable energy to power servers. Microsoft’s study “No More Electrical Infrastructure: Towards Fuel Cell Powered Data Centers” proposes the case for designing server racks with integrated fuel cells instead of relying on grid power infrastructure. According to Data Center Knowledge, Apple and eBay have already implemented fuel cell-powered data centers, but Microsoft’s plan takes things a step further. Read More

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