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I just read an article in the New York Times that made me smile….

“For years, they toiled in relative obscurity in the engine rooms of the digital economy, amid the racks of servers and storage devices that power everything from online videos to corporate e-mail systems. Their mission was to keep the computing power plants humming, while scant thought was given to rising costs and energy consumption.”

So at long last the oily rag Data Center Engineer is being recognised:

“Today, data center experts are no longer taken for granted. The torrid growth in data centers to keep pace with the demands of Internet-era computing, their immense need for electricity and their inefficient use of that energy pose environmental, energy and economic challenges, experts say.

That means people with the skills to design, build and run a data center that does not endanger the power grid are suddenly in demand. Their status is growing, as are their salaries — climbing more than 20 percent in the last two years into six figures for experienced engineers.”

Maybe one day we will have the same effect on girls as ……Firemen?

There Are 2 Responses So Far. »

  1. I always wanted to be a fireman but couldn’t deal with heights. Do you think that being a data centre geek will help pull the girls?

    Neil

  2. Sorry Neil, I am told that being a geek is deeply unattractive for the ladies. The recent commercial popularity of Data Center engineers is unlikely to help.

    Try going to the Gym and have a professional makeover. It may not help but you should feel better.

    Steve

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