2020 Activities Recap

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Wednesday, November 11

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Due to the pandemic, Netrality Data Centers and Bala Consulting Engineers’ second annual in-person celebration of International Data Center Day was cancelled this March to protect the health and safety of attendees. On November 11th, Netrality, Bala, and ACE Mentor Program joined together to virtually celebrate International Data Center Day and educate students from Roman Catholic High School, Bonner Prendie High School, and ACE Mentor Program.

Roman Catholic High School’s Principal, Vince Tarducci shared, “Working with Netrality over the past two school years has been a wonderful experience for our students. It has provided them with an opportunity to explore careers in the tech field which has had a positive impact on their post-secondary plan development. Through both the field trip and virtual presentation, Netrality has offered real-world learning opportunities that were engaging and motivated our students to embark on a continued exploration of potential college majors. Roman Catholic High School is very grateful for our partnership with Netrality and we look forward to strengthening our relationship for years to come.”

LaptopBy leveraging the widespread adoption of virtual meeting platforms and additional community partners, the health and safety of our future and industry was protected as students embarked on a virtual tour of Netrality’s Philadelphia data center at 401 North Broad.

Tuesday, April 21

7x24 Exchange Metro NY LogoOn April 21, The 7×24 Exchange Metro NY Chapter held its annual University Challenge… virtually! This year, three collegiate teams – Binghamton, Manhattan College, and Rutgers – presented their IT/Data Center-centric projects.

One key highlight was the diversity of the teams with over 65% female participation from multiple engineering disciplines. Look out for more information in the near future and stay tuned for a follow-up article in the Fall 2020 edition of 7×24 Exchange Magazine.

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Wednesday, March 25

Eaton PDI and the VCU College of Engineering team celebrated International Data Center Day virtually through a conference call on March 25th. This meeting is meant to link the university to groups that participate in the data center business to create new opportunities and increase the visibility around data centers.

Wednesday, March 25

On March 25th, the Central Virginia Chapter presented a scholarship check to VCU College of Engineering.

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Monday, March 9

Juli Ierulli, eCommerce Marketing Manager at Caterpillar, spoke to students at Dunlap High School in Dunlap, Illinois, about the data center industry and the wide array of opportunities for the next generation of professionals in the industry.

Tuesday, January 21

As Myanmar is rapidly transforming in technology and telecommunications industries, it is important to spread knowledge about data centers and their vital role for various industries in today’s data driven world. Also, it is essential to have a workforce that understands the data center industry. In doing so, we must raise awareness about the extensive career opportunities. Myint & Associates has liaised with various educational institutions to provide knowledge sharing workshops and industry visit for them in 2020.

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International Data Center Day: Planning for the Future

7×24 Exchange and the International Data Center Day team hope that you and your families remain safe and healthy given the global efforts to contain the COVID-19 virus. With the closure of many schools, we recognize that most of the planned activities for this year will be postponed and encourage you to continue events once the restrictions are lifted.  After all, International Data Center Day is not just a day, it’s designed to create awareness year round. Additionally, we have prepared a number of educational resources that may be useful given the shift towards online learning.  They can be used as instructional materials for classes, fun “at home” projects, and social media projects. Be sure to post your celebration messages on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, etc., and be sure to tag us using #intldatacenterday. If you need artwork or memes, feel free to visit our Co-Marketing Center.

POSTPONED - TBD: CBRE & Academies of Loudoun

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CBRE gives a tour and a combined presentation with CBRE DCS and CyrusOne to the Academies of Loudoun.


POSTPONED - TBD: Netrality & Bala Data Center Tours

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Netrality Data Centers and Bala are celebrating their second International Data Center day together on March 25th 2020. In support of inspiring the next generation of mission-critical professionals, Netrality and Bala will be hosting data center tours for students interested in learning about the industry and its wide array of career opportunities. Students can look forward to enjoying presentations, pizza, and awards!

POSTPONED - TBD: Washington DC Chapter

DC Chapter LogoFreedom High School LogoThe Washington DC Chapter of 7×24 Exchange International is teaming up with a group of local high school students from Freedom High School to celebrate International Data Center Day at Vantage Data Centers in Sterling, VA!

POSTPONED - TBD: CAI & Northern Virginia Community College


In celebration of International Data Center Day, CAI will be presenting to the students of NVCC’s new Data Center Operations (DCO) program on March 25, 2020. CAI will guide the students through data center commissioning and its importance for bringing critical facilities online. The students will participate in a hands-on commissioning exercise and have the opportunity to discuss career paths at CAI.

POSTPONED - TBD: Ohio Chapter, Delaware City Schools, and Nationwide

Ohio Chapter LogoDelaware City Schools LogoThe Ohio Chapter will be celebrating with Delaware City Schools and Nationwide for a day of education and a tour of a full time, professional data center! We will be guiding the students through every available area of the data center and having the data center techs teach them the ins and outs of the system. We will also be educating them on the overall industry and career opportunities.

POSTPONED - TBD: Midwest Chapter

The Midwest Chapter of 7×24 Exchange International will be hosting a Chapter meeting to celebrate International Data Center Day.

POSTPONED - TBD: TAS and Klein Trails Girl Scout Community

TAS LogoTo celebrate International Data Center Day, TAS will be presenting to the Klein Trails Girl Scout Community on March 26th, 2020. The presentation will include detailed information on what data centers are, the purpose of a data center, career opportunities within the industry and about the modular data center products that TAS provides.

POSTPONED - TBD: CBRE and Northern Virginia Community College

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CBRE gives a tour and a combined presentation with CBRE DCS and CyrusOne to the Northern Virginia Community College.



CBRE will present a panel discussion at the Alabama Business and Technology Conference Career Fair.

Did You Know?

More data has been shared online in the past 2 years than all of previous human history!

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