Resource Center

A Word from Us to You

Juli Ierulli“Thank you for your interest in International Data Center Day, a celebration of the data center industry and the mission critical profession. Our goal for this initiative is to raise awareness of the data center industry and to share the vast variety of careers that are available for the next generation of professionals.

By sharing how data centers make a difference in our daily lives and the career opportunities we are helping to ensure the future of the industry.

Please utilize the resources on this site to inspire a new generation of data center professionals.”

  Julianne Ierulli
Strategic Account Manager – Midwest,
Environmental Air Systems, LLC
Vice President – Marketing, 7×24 Exchange Int’l

A Commitment to STEM Education

7×24 Exchange International along with those of us who work in the data center industry are dedicated to fostering STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education through a variety of initiatives.

This educational center was developed as a hub with all levels of students in mind, from K-12  through college to continuing education students. It is here to provide you with information, projects, and contacts to help people learn about the world of data centers and the career opportunities available in the mission critical profession.

Educational and Career Resources

From “rainy day” projects for elementary students to college programs for middle and high school students to career information for college students, the resource section provides a comprehensive set of tools and materials for anyone to use in their classroom, home, or dorm room.

Resource Toolkit...

We have provided a comprehensive Resource Toolkit that individuals and organizations can use to support their International Data Center Day activities.

Did You Know?

300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute!

Elementary School ResourcesElementary School Resources

Use these educational resources to prepare elementary school students for new technology and a brighter future. Included in this section are rainy day projects that will teach your students and children about the basics of data centers and how they influence our lives.

Books & eBooks

Our data center friends have published books that provide children (and adults!) with super fun and easy-to-understand descriptions of how data centers operate and how data center technology works.

Adventures in the Cloud World eBook

Published by Digital Realty

Digital Realty Ebook

Introducing Digital Realty’s first children’s book – ‘Adventures in the Cloud World’ – offering a fun and accessible introduction to the world of data centers, designed specifically for the younger generation.

What is a Data Center? eBook

Published by Eaton

Eaton eBook Cover

A children’s book about data centers–with honey badgers! Follow a honey badger family as they adventure in a data center and learn about what makes them work.

Written by Melissa Tamberg and Mike DeCamp, Illustrated by Laura Scheving.

Polly Packet's Precious Payload

Written by Carrie Goetz

Polly Packet Book Cover

This book acts as an introduction to how the internet works and how messages (in this case a smile and message for Grandma) get to the data center and explains what a data center is.

High SchoolHigh School Resources

Invest in the future of our high school students by introducing them to a field where they can find themselves moving toward a cool career. This section features information and resources that are intended for students who are looking for an exciting career in technology, engineering and architecture.

You Are Instrumental

Janine Repine

“Teachers and parents are instrumental to the success of our children’s future in bringing awareness to the data center industry and for building a strong foundation in STEM education.”

Janine Repine
Marketing Director
Sure Power, Inc.

Jumpstart Your Career in Data Centers: Featuring Careers for Women, Trades, and Vets in Tech and Data Centers

By Carrie Goetz

Carrie Goetz Book CoverThe mission critical industry—also known as the data center industry—is in desperate need of people with critical skills. Discover the possibilities available in this industry, including the jobs available and how everything ties together.

We showcase about 200 jobs for technical and non-technical seekers, skilled trades, and degreed professions.

College ThumbnailCollege Resources

Get more information on college programs and technology systems they will encounter when pursuing a data center career. This section of the site focuses on college students who want to learn more about courses and classes, job options after graduation, mentoring options and more.

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